There really must be something about the Philippines hosting the next edition of Miss Universe. Just check the results of the Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 Coronation last night. Two Filipinas (actually one is mixed, the other full-blooded) – Tania Pauline Dawson and Seresa Lapaz submitted 1-2 punches by claiming the title and 1st Runner-Up positions. Such a joy to see the two of them actually being the last two women standing in the national finals of a country that used to have no winner of Filipino origin until Arielle Garciano became Miss World New Zealand two years back.
Now things are really becoming just a tad more special for candidates with the Philippine connection. Get ready to see Tania Pauline Dawson in action for the 65th Miss Universe in Manila come January, 2017.
And I can’t to see a couple more (national winners with Filipino blood) in the months to come! 🙂