Mutya ng Pilipinas/MAPI President Jacqueline Tan-Sainz also took the opportunity to unveil the new Miss Asia-Pacific crown (made by Manny Halasan) to the amusement of everyone who attended. Voting was also done for the Press Favorites with Miss Yangon Nay Chi Lin coming out on top, Natalie Carriereof Canada placing 2nd and Achol Arow of South Sudan rounding up the Top 3.Tonight, the National Costume Competition will get underway before the Talent Competition tomorrow night. By Saturday, all of them will fly to Puerto Princesa, Palawan and stay at Sheridan Resort and Spa until the finals night on November 23.
The running favorites so far are host delegate Ganiel Krishnan, Tatiana Tsimfer of Russia, Maria Platanova of Siberia, Mondy Laigle of New Caledonia, Madeleine Stock of Australia, Shiva Srishti Vyakaranam of India, Nan Hlaing Hlaing Moe of Myanmar, Soyeon Kim of Korea, Felicia George of Cook Islands and Achol Arow of South Sudan.
The ladies will definitely enjoy their stay in Puerto Princesa. It may be just for one brief week, but the beautiful atmosphere at Sheridan Resort and Spa will definitely motivate them to step up their games even more.
Good luck to all the candidates! 🙂
Winner – Indonesia
1st – Thailand
2nd – Philippines
@ Will : Good morning/evening/afternoon.
Team ASEAN (Thaindoy), again!
This “combo” is getting all too obvious and repetitive. LOL.
Yangon the largest city in Myanmar is now represented as a separate state? How come?
I believe it was a decision of the organizers to approve their entry from Yangon to help increase the number of candidates
ilan ba rep ng myanmar, i read somewhere na pati mandalay e represented din…
@ Ken : Good morning/evening/afternoon.
Just like the Olympics, I guess. The host country gets to choose which events to omit and which to include as a Demonstration or Exhibition Sport as a strategic move to thwart potential medal tally rivals.
For example, in one edition of the Asian or ASEAN Games, host Malaysia included Pencak Silat, the ancient Malay martial art. Predictably, only a few countries fielded bets, and Malaysia got the lion’s share of the medals in what is their National Sport.
This practice is also done in some minor pageants in Europe. In fact, I believe Mr. Tinio posted an article on one such tilt this year in a place called Afrodita. Sorry, I have forgotten the more important details, but sadly both our lovely bets (yes! Filipinas sent two (2)) failed to place.
Happy for Menudo😊
Yangon has semblance to Cassy Naidas.