122 comments on “Miss World Philippines 2017 Plus 3 Plus 2 Princesses

  1. There were at least three international franchize holder for Miss Multinational, one base here in Davao City Philippines, one in UK and the other one in India I think the one in India is the one choice by MWPO.

    • yeah for sure. kaya lang ang ginamit ng mwp na logo eh ung logo ng miss multinational sa davao. iba kase ang logo nung sa india.

  2. Manganaganib na matanggal ang franchise ng Miss World sa bagong national director kasi nagdagdag sila ng minor titles ayaw ni Julia Morley na may ibang titles na isasabay sa coronation ng MWP maka sarili yan, look kaya nya inalis sa BPCI ang MW kc gusto nya solo ang coronation ng winner at wag isasabay sa winner ng Miss Universe gusto pa nga nyan huling tatawagin ang winner for Miss World at pangalawa lang ang para sa Miss Universe.

  3. Ano naman kinalaman ng Beach Beauty, Beauty with a Purpose, Top model at Sports Fastracks sa Miss Eco, Reina Hispa.., at kung anek anek na pageant? Wala naman mga Fast Tracks yang mga yan, nagsasayang lang sila ng time ng candidates #AllTeaAllShade

  4. Why not ask Megan during that time . When the last five finalists were being ask the last questions all the scoring sheets were already out of their hands. The final question was not the basis . Ewan balikan ba naman yung kadayaan. Isa pa yung Lola nyo ang onion on eh alak na NASA water bottle kuno. Ito ang fact Ning I binigay Kay Julia yung results eh i alter nya ng kanyang ballpen.

  5. Saken Lang, sana huwag nating idamay sila Arnold at Bessie sa ating galit Kay Tandang Hulya!

    Launching career to ni Bessie as pageant organizer at dapat natin siyang suportahan. Dapat maging matagumpay ang MWP.

    Panoorin natin ang MWP at humiyaw, pumalakpak at pag usapan sa social media pero ang Hindi natin gagawin eh manood ng live coverage nung MW pagaeant at bumoto sa mobstar muli at magpauto.

    Kung sino man ang magiging kinatawan natin, she’s on her own pag dating sa China tapos makikibalita na lang tayo Kay Norman Kung sino nanalo and panigurado magkakalat din naman yan sa newsfeed sa FB at IG.

  6. Can you guys imagine how the BWAP and fake fast track events the local Mess World Phils girls will prepare for will give them an edge when they compete at Reina Hispanoamericana and Miss Eco chuchu as well?? Getting the franchise of these minor pageants is just downright stupendous haha! They shouldve just focused on MW alone. The only good thing that will come out from joining the minor pageants is the exposure it will give our girls and prepare them in joining BBP. Lastly, we will never ever forget the injustice that Aling Hulya did to our Catriona. Kaya saksak mo sa puso mo yang MESS WORLD mo. For sure Indonesia and China will place/win this year. Cant believe i rallied my friends to pull an allnighter and vote via MOBSTAR for MESS WORLD last year! Tse!

    • Kung ang politics eh pabor sa inyo wala kayong sinasabi pero pag against sa inyo puro ngawa
      Filipino mentality yuck

      • Jeremi my dear, if u were reading my previous comment, i said that the time Gwen Ruais was named ist runner up, Pinoys were very vocal that we didnt deserve the placement. It was given simply because it was relatively a new franchise by Cory Quirino. And Pinoys were vocal about that. The time that all our MWP girls placed in the semis, we were ok with it because we know for a fact that they deserved to be in the semis because they have been placing consistently on most of the fast tracks—unlike Ms Puerto Rico who was nowhere near the fast tracks and yet won. Politics at its finest. Go figure.

      • Dear Jeremi, can you please enlighten us? Kelan nangyari tong mga sinasabi mong politics favouring our candidates? Which PH rep/s? Thanks.

      • You know for a resident troll, crab and devils advocate you really love spouting baseless statements.

      • jeremi. jeremi. jeremi. hinde nanalo ang pinas dahil sa politics. kundi natalo dahil sa politics. so anu papaboran namin don??? GG ka talaga.

  7. Name recall is a big plus but Arienne has to do something about her facial beauty – with proper hairstyle mAke up and/or surgery …if she is to improve her chances at any national pageant.

    • Nagpaconsult na cya kay Dr. Calayan fabian hihihi 😄
      Ayan Dr. Calayan ha libre advertisement to kaya libre ang reconstructive surgery ko next time😄 cherette😚

  8. Join uli c Ms. Calingo ba yun kc linguist naman cya at runner-up noong MWP2016.
    Sa kanya na ang beauty pageant sa Spain 😚

    • @ bong700 : Good afternoon/morning/evening.

      Reina Hispanoamerica is Bolivia-based, daw.

      • Oh, bansa pala yan ng mga tae hihihi.
        Pues, ipadala na yan yung rep ng drug cartel sa Philippines sponsored by hepatic politicians hihihi cherette 😚

  9. Di nman tayo mag rreact ng ganito against Mess World kung uiring fast track competitions visible na si Ms Puerto Rico! Eh asan ba sya? Wala sa Top Model, Beach Beauty, BWAP or Social Media! Tapos nanalo na lang bigla? Add to that the fact that 90% of pageant websites (Filipino and not Filipino owned) chose Catriona Gray as their clear winner tapos wala sa Top3?! Sakit besh! Filipinos are very accepting if di naman talaga natin deserve to win. Nun time ni Gwen Ruais nga we were very vocal na si natin deserve yun spot niya kasi we always want fairness. Kaya Aling Hulya, sayo na yang Mess World mo at atcheng Arnokd tigilan kmi sa cheapipay na minor minor pageants na yan! Kaloka!

    • Agree, PR came from nowhere.
      We did not react that way when hilarie Valerie and queenie lost because we knew there were more deserving girls.
      And yes, Gwen should have won in 2011. There was not much complaint then because we were used
      To not getting noticed at MW before that .. so any placement was a blessing .

    • nakakaloka nga. pano nakapasok sa semis? yan ang pinakatanong. eh wala nga sya sa FT. the only reason na nababasa ko ay dahil siguro mabait daw and sincere. she gave a sincere answer kaya nanalo. pero paano nga nakapasok sa semis? so baka sincere nga at mabait talaga offcam sa mga activities. okay given na true yan. eh dba may FT to determine the semis. so kung ibbgay sa kanya ang isang slot dahil sa mabait sya at sincere. eh paano ung girl na mas nakapuntos sa kanya sa FT? so ililigwak alang alang sa kanya. napaka unfair naman. kalokohan!!! kung ganyan lang pala system. eh wag na sila magpagod sa FT. hanapin nalang ang sincerety sa mga kandidata .haysss. one thing. since medyo matanda na si mam julia. me thinking if magpahinga na sya ipapamana nya kaya ang MW or ipagbibili? kung ipagbibili. dalawa ang nasa isip ko. China or indonesia. so maibenta man alin sa dalawang yan. paktay!!! bye philippines sa mw semis.

      • I’m gonna have to chime in here too. If you remember, Miss World-France 2014 Flora Coquerel arrived late and missed out on a couple of the fast tracks. She topped the interviews and came out #1 at the first round of the leaderboard, and yet did not make top 25. And yet, Miss Puerto Rico actually makes it all the way to winning in Mess World 2015 despite not figuring in any of the fast track events? Highly dubious.

        I think this may be the reason why Aling Hulya decided there would be no leaderboards for the MW 2016 finals night, because there was no way they could justify PR winning. Seems it was already set up from the very beginning.

        We may be looking at China or Indonesia winning Mess World this year.

        #MessWorldBeautyWithAPurchase

      • Lol @ George. Beautywithapurchase. That’s genius! Haha 👏👏👏

      • kaya nakakapagtaka wala ng leaderboard. o see. talagang ang gulo gulo ng MW. nag top sa FT pero wala sa semis. low score or zero sa FT pero nanalong MW. bitter na kung bitter. Pero hinde talaga pwede palagpasin yan. aba. gumagastos din ang bawat bansa tapos dadayain lang. sobrang gulo talaga ng MW. paiba iba ng systema. talagang someone need to buy this MW kahit sino except china or indo. Yung may magandang mission and vision.

    • Alam nyo mga bakla kahit mag ngangawa kayo ng walang hanggan dyan at kahit di pa tayo magpadala ng rep natin sa MW, patuloy pa rin itong mamayagpag at kayo naman ay tutunganga sa mga tv ninyo habang nanonood. Who are you to question the results by the way? I mean hindi kayo ang meari kaya mahiya naman kayo ng konti sa sinasabi ninyo. Si Pia nga nanalo dahil sa balak ni Shugart na ganapin ang MU sa pinas. Nagngangawa ba ang ibang bansa

      • Bakla, were you sleeping when Pia won MU?! All of the judges said that Pia is their winner, they all voted for her. Lets say for argument sake nilagay siya ni Shugart sa top15 BUT then again PIA slayed the competition and came out as the clear winner. Ang sa amin eh kung ano lang ang tama! We practice fairness and not bitterness!

  10. Oh my goodness what a nerve ng mga ibang bakla dito na di lang nanalo ang down syndromist beauty eh kung ano ano na pinagsasabi against sa isang institution, ang kauna unahang beauty pageant organization sa buong mundo, isang organization na taos pusong pinagpapatuloy ang kanilang mission. Marami ng pinagdaanan ang MW pero isa pa rin sya sa mga well-loved pageant in the world kaya sya lang ang nakakaabot ng more than 100 countries na participant. Rating? Kala mo naman Pinas lang ang nanonood. My God ilang taon ding naging “invisible” ang mga rep natin sa pageant na to pero naapektuhan ba sila. Masyado lang bloated ang ego ng mga bakla na akala mo sila lang ang may magandang candidate.
    To be honest, this year’s winner fits MW while Catriona was too contrived almost robotic actually (reminds me of Stepford Wives) even her swim suit walk was stiff and robotic just by looking at her legs. Kaya tama na ang sour graping.

    • jeremi. okay. but still. there are questions pa rin about sa result. isip isip din pag may time. pano kung bet mo ang natalo so iisipin mo nadaya. pwede nila maulit yan. gumagastos din po ang ND natin. pag ba talo wala na rights questionin ang result kahit almost 90% ng pageant fans and analyst eh pabor naman sa taong pinaglalaban mo. set aside natin ang hinde pagkapanalo ni cat. isipin mo. pano nakapasok si PR sa semis? tru FT ba? show me her score na qualified sya sa semis. or dahil lang sa sincere daw at mabait. oo given na mabait sya. pero may FT diba na mag dedetermine ng semifinalist. kung ibibigay sa kanya ang isang slot eh dahil sa pagiging mabait eh paano ung bansa na mas qualified kanya dahil sa FT scores nya. nakapa unfair naman ng ganon. very clear na favoritism ang pagkakapasok sa semis at pagkapanalo. pati lakad ni catriona dinamay mo pa. at least nakapasok after ng performance nya. hinde na lakad ang basehan top 5 para makuha ang mananalo gaga. kung sincerety ang basehan sa pagkapanalo. asan ang sincerety sa sagot ng alaga mong indo at PR???

      • At pano mo naman nasigurado na nadaya?
        Typical Filipino mentality

      • Jeremi Jeremi Jeremi I really did not see anything winnable about PR. But I would have respected that decision …. if her madam was not a judge there.
        You are blind blind blind pretending to take the high road. I’m sorry but u r likely to slip and fall .Tse hihihi!!!

      • @jeremi………before you ask a questions. make sure na nasagot mo muna ng tama/valid ang mga tanong na ibinabato namin sayo ha…..

      • Jeremi, ikaw naman typical Spanish colonial crab mentality. Sa totoo lang. hihi

    • @jeremi just so you know. Miss World is not the “kauna-unahang beauty pageant org sa buong bundo”. Back in the 1930s up to before the start of World War 2 there was already a pageant called Miss Universe (totally unrelated to the current one tho). And even before that, during the American colonization of the Philippines the country had been conducting annual Carnaval Queen parades back then which were considered as a beauty pageant as well. If that’s not enough for you, we might as well credit the Miss America organization as the “oldest SURVIVING” pageant org in the world (of which its winner’s refusal to wear Catalina Swimwear swimsuit led to the creation of the present day Miss Universe). In fact, we can even consider MUO (and its roots) as an older institution than MWO, nagkataon lang na nalaman ni Eric Morley yung plano ng US to conduct an international beauty pageant kaya inunahan niya (by one year) na magconduct ng sarili niyang pageant para maclaim na mga British ang nauna.

      okay ang dami kong sinabi.

  11. MWP plus 3 other “whatever” titles.. a ploy of Vegafria et al to lure more girls to join MWP..?? Julia even giving a scripted speech makes me think these are desperate moves.. cguro malakas ang backlash.. haays, i will say this again.. MW is too politicized to be taken seriously..

  12. Daming kuda ng mga basher dito instead na support na lang dami pang comment. I’m very sure ni isang franchise jan mentioned above di niyo kayang bilhin. At least diba madaming opportunities at mas maraming titles to win kahit na minor pa yan or major be happy na lang. Ms. Barangay nga baka di pa kayo makasali eh kaya lait2 na lang kayo dito. LOL!

  13. Isn’t it impt for a candidate to be a good public speaker …to win MW? So no to Ann Colis.

      • Laura Lehman is just too plain to win a major crown. No spice no spunk. Boring personality. Sorry

      • Jeremi Laura has great comm and leadership skills and based on her BP performance ( especially the national costume), she has excellent stage presence as well.
        So I think Laura will be an international beauty queen

      • Fabian, her hosting skills is OK but I’m not yet impressed with her beauty to win an international crown. Puede c Laura sa national crown pero kung international na ang labanan ay magpakitang gila muna sya.
        Maging Transformer member muna sya cguro and let’s see what she can do during the national competition whether MUP or MWP😊

      • Bong, I’m sure A&Q can do something about it . All their girls from 2010-2017 looked radiant at MU.

      • Ann Colis is a goddess but Julia Morley wont like her. Ann is too dusky for Julia and Ann do not possess the Anglicised demeanor that julia interested in. Laura is a nice deal for Julia but I hope Laura should colour her hair blonde and do some little curls tgat would make her similar to Miley Cyrus, Sheree Lee Biggs, and Tegan Martin. Laura would be at her best if she choose to wear Blonde and we all knpw tgat Julia loves Blondes (Alexandria Mills, Rolene Strauss, Mereia Lalaguna)

      • @Fabian Reyes I agree that Laura Lehmann has a much better chance to win one of the six crowns in BB Pilipinas than to win the MWP crown especially a Big Four crown like Miss International where Kylie Verzosa used her smarts to deliver a great speech for her advocacy.

        As for Miss World, I’m not giving up on it since I would like to see the PH join the list of countries with multiple MW titles, but the next MW titlist from the PH need all the breaks going her way.

        Cory Quirino says that Miss World is the Super Bowl of beauty pageants where I agree. I look at like this for the other three Big Four pageants:
        – Miss Universe aka the FIFA World Cup/Olympics/World Series of beauty pageants
        – Miss International aka the NBA Finals of beauty pageants
        – Miss World aka the Super Bowl of beauty pageants
        – Miss Earth aka the Stanley Cup of beauty pageants

  14. atleast kahit minor e may chance na mag compete internationally ang mga merlat. experience dn yan. kahit na poor copy cat ng ms. earth yng ms. ecology something.

  15. The nerve of Ms Morely to act all goody goody and shower filipinos with fake compliments. Favourite country, as if. That wasn’t the case when she allowed the indos to screw over the pageant with dirty antics just so their visually and intellectually mediocre rep can get a finalist spot. She really bent down to lick brown a*s once her wallet and her ratings was threatened. She should have known that keyboard warriors make up a decent percentage of the philippine army lol jk. Lol you can probably sense that I’m still bitter about the screwjob last year…

  16. I hope it is still there, but Sash Factor posted a story a few days ago of how Mr. Donald Trump had talked to Mr. Eric Morley, offering to BUY the MW brand, but of course this was declined. This conversation, of course, if true, happened years ago. And according to Ms. Julia Morley, Mr. Trump considered MW as a competitor, at least in the USA, if I recall correctly.

    I just wonder what WME/IMG thinks of the “Trump legacy” they bought (into). I just hope they are not regretting it. And would they consider MW as competitor, too?

    If Popova Palina (instead of Aleksandrova Ksenia) and the controversial Ms. Demi-Leigh Peters were fielded to MU instead of MW, would MU get more audience share?

    Comments arose of the financial soundness of the MW organization, and therefore the thought of Mr. Trump acquiring MW to “rescue” it is utterly silly. And that China “wooed” MW with a hefty franchise fee. That it was inaccurate that MW franchise fees are always less than MU’s. And that the most expensive pageant to join is… MI.

    OK. If MW truly is financially sound, then there should be little need for sponsors and Ms. Morley’s team should EASILY be able to SINGLEHANDEDLY mount the pageant in… Filipens!

    Why not?

    It will give them a chance to prove their sincerity to the country. And to exorcise the Gray Ghost for good, I humbly suggest The Cat be given the hosting duty.

    We hate Mess World so much that the controversy that would create would be more than sufficient publicity. And Ms. Morley knows that the curiosity of Filipinos (the kind that takes in a coup de’tat as it unfolds) would most probably make us give in anyway. Or maybe we easily forget? Forgive? F….?

    So yes, I know we will learn to love MW again in time. And that minor-minor pageants are inevitable.

    • Donald Trump stated in an interview that he wants to buy MW just to dissolve the pageant because it is dying and also to make way for Miss Universe as the ultimate beauty pageant in the planet with no ther brand alongside at all.

  17. wow im astonished at the amount of hostility filipinos have displayed for MW. hehe if we keep this up we may not win MW for the next hundred years hehhe i guess pinoys wont mind that?

    • We don’t mind at all, just like the military exercises between RP and US di ba Pia? Lol

      Well in fact we shouldnt join MW at all. Alam mo nang dayaan sasali ka pa? Ano ka, hello?

  18. Si Raquel Pellisier pala 4th placer sa Reina Hispanoamericana last year at marunong siya mag Spanish bukod sa English at French na normal sa mga Hatians. I just watch the full show and the whole pageant is in Spanish even the interviews and final q&a. Parang talkshow ang interview segment nila sa tagal. So malamang si Patricia Ortega ilalagay jan ni Vegafria.

    • So sa pageant na yan hinde lang basta basta spanish and american colonized na bansa ng sasali. dapat yung rep ng bawat bansa marunong din sa spanish?? so i think dapat wala sa MWP yan. bukod dapat ang pageant na yan. Dahil ang focus ng MWP is for MW. no activities regarding spanish speaking. what if kung walang sumali na marunong sa spanish so kailangan pang turuan. eh it takes a year bago ma makatuto or a months depende kung mataas ang IQ mo at fast learner tapos september ang finals ng mwp eh kailan ang finals ng pageant na yan? oct? nov? dec? this year. so kulang sa time for training. siguro handpick nalang nila si Gabriela Ortega now pa lang. testing muna. para marami time sa pagpapapayat si ateh. Kung mag joinsung sa mwp this year for sure sya talaga ilalagay. hope so. haysss. na background check ba talaga nila lahat yang pageant na yan. Palitan sana nila ng Top Model of the crown world at miss united continents alin man don. hopefully kung sino may ari ng Franchize nyan sa pinas eh i sell nalang kay arnold para next year sila na magpapadala.

      • Actually maganda ung Reina Hispanoamericana. May sariling identity ang pageant. Para syang beauty pageant ng Spanish Speaking Countries. Curacao at Haiti lang ang hindi Hispanic country na sumali. Ung organization pala nila pinipili lang ang countries na pwede sumali at sila mismo ang nag iinvite. Matagal na pala gusto ng mga Bolivians na makasali ang Pilipinas jan. 1991 pa nagstart ung pageant nila as Reina Sudamerica (Queen South America) pero pinalitan nila para makasali lahat ng Hispanic American Nations sa Caribbean at North at Central America. Spain is the only country invited to join the pageant outside the Americas and Philippines is the second one. Actually, magaganda mga candidates nila kasi mga runners up sa Miss Universe Franchise sa Latin America. Adriana Vasini, Sorodj Bertin, Romina Rocamonje are among the past winners.

  19. Naloka ako sa Reina Hispanoamerica!

    Nung may nag-leak dito niyan, dito ako naniwala pero ayan confirmed na!

    Sana man Lang eh Yung Coffee Queen na Lang ang kinuha nila na di hamak na mas matagal na sa industriya.

  20. naging kacheapan na itong mess world na ito… panigurado akong lalangawin ang mga upuan nito ngayong Miss World 2019

  21. Sana di na sumali si Ann Colis. Pag sumali siya tapos minor pageant na naman nakuha niya, malungkot yun. Best in Minor Pageant na siya pag nagkataon. Si Laura Lehman din. Sana sa BBP ’18 na lang siya. Don’t burn bridges with BPCI. Okay na sila Wynwyn and Gabriella Ortega sumali jan. Or yung ibang di nanalo sa BBP ’17 na 26 years old na para may chance sila makacompete internationally. Pero Ann Colis and Laura Lehman, wag please.

  22. Good move by MWP.
    The additional titles plus two princesses may improve its stock to lure hopefuls.
    At first, I was surprised of the Hispanoamerica title.
    But if you think about it Mexico has competed in several “Asian-Pacific” pageants in the past, so why not send a Filipina delegate, which the Philippines share 333 years of a historical Hispanic legacy to compete with the Latinas?

    Many educated Latinos still view the Philippines as their cultural cousins in Asia anyways.

    All the best to MWP organization for a very bold move and exciting additions.

    • I just have to chime in here. Sorry, but most Latinos do not consider Filipinos to be cultural cousins. More than anything, 99% of Filipinos cannot carry a basic conversation in Spanish. Try going to a Latin country and passing yourself to be “Latin-cousined” without speaking a lick of the language. No offense, but it won’t happen.

      I know some Filipinos want to pretend we are all distant relatives of the likes of Osmel Sousa but enough of the colonial mentality.

      Having a Spanish surname is not enough. It saddens me how many Filipinos don’t even know about the Claveria Decree. Even more saddening when some insist they are “part-Spanish” because of their last name and because they had a “light-skinned” great-great-great grand lolo or lola (especially when they are 5’0, browner than wood, and have a nose so flat you can’t even see where the bridge ends and starts).

      Have some pride.

      That being said, educated Latinos are inclined to pass themselves off as having European roots so the colonial mentality is alive and well.

      • Point well taken, justGRC.

        However, I am not talking about biological features, nor the ability or inabaility to conduct a conversation in the Spanish language. The idea is more to focus and build on the similarities of “cultural” “social” and ” religious” patterns that the Spanish legacy (both negative and positive) left behind.

        China and India are both nothing alike. They differ in language, political practices, historical development and for the most part race. However, both are distinctively Asian due to their common geographical location.

        When one thinks of Mexico, one does not think of Asian or Pacific Islander. The fact that Mexico’s western border is the Pacific Ocean qualifies them to compete in Asian-Pacific pageants as they have in recent years.

        Globalization builds on common ground yet celebrates distinct differences.

        If this is a small thread to acknowledge a common ground with Latin America, then so be it. Let a Filipina conquer Latin America too! Lol

        Thank you.

      • No disrespect but the term Hispanic has extreme negative connotations these days.

        The term, here in the States, defines gang members, teenage pregnancies, illegal status, chronic high school drop outs rates and illiteracy. In addition, their countries of origin havd stereotypally corrupt and unstable governments, uneducated masses, agriculatural economies, and societies not saavy in technological advancment.

        So, those Filipinos who arrogantly boast of their “Hispanic” bloodline should sadly think twice. 😉😆😉

      • @Justogre

        I do agree with the effects of the decree of former Governador-general Narciso Cleveria… but I understand where Saluda Chang is coming from… Although, the Philippines was too far so the Spanish crown commissioned the Philippine government administration to the Viceroyalty of New Spain, which is currently Mexico for more than 200 years, In 1815 the insurgent movements in Santa Ana(Mexico) led to their independence which made our country directly ruled by Spain. To reinforce the colonization of the islands and to supress the growing power of the Principalia hence the Claveria decree was implemented… But for the past 333 years of Spanish colonization, the Lingua Franca of majority of schools and church was Castillan Spanish like how most of us are fluent in English today. Spanish was a 2nd/3rd language even during the American era and it was only constitutionaly removed in 1973 but after a few months it was re-designated an official language by presidential decree and remained official until 1987, when the present Constitution removed its official status, designating it instead as an optional language.
        Regardless of the language, it is our Christian faith that created our strong cultural ties with other former Spanish colonies.

      • Hahaha you made some great points buddy!!! I hate it when some pilipinos would consider themselves part Spanish just because they have Spanish last name! Not all Pilipinos have Spanish blood and those who obviously do not have any Spanish biological features and yet insist that they have some Spanish in them, are just being ignorant and in complete denial!!!

      • @C2F

        Your solid and factual historical input (which is your trademark) is greatly appreciated.

      • Filipinos identify as Asian. Why would they want to get lump with the their oppressors for 300 years. Noli Me Tangere, El Fili and RIzal subjects exist to constantly remind Filipinos of that slavery.

      • uhmm, i have to disagree, in some sense. there’s a lot of similarity between latin american and filipino culture. religious (catholic), family centered, siesta, some foods, that warmth shared with other people. in some aspects more similar to latin america than southeast asian countires.

        if it’s the spanish language you are asking about, spanish was spoken more before the americans came in. as far as physical attributes, i know some filipino-americans who could easily be mistaken as latin and i know same latin americans who could be mistaken as filipinos as well (not a lot though).

      • OMG, ‘browner than wood’ that made me laugh out so loud…not a student of history nor of geography but proud of the fact that Filipinos are unique in the sense that we’re actually an amalgam of everything- yes, throw everything in there if you will- the Latin temperament, the American crassness, the Chinese superstitiousness….we are everything and not just one thing….it’s a liability as well as a strength…but make no mistake; we will soldier on (and win more beauty crowns!)

    • interesting point @ Saluda
      it is sort of a stretch but reina hispanoamericana having a filipina candidate emphasizes the “hispano” (spanish) part with some disregard to the “americana” part. although, it is as not as strong
      now, the influence of spain/mexico is still apparent in some aspects of the filipino culture, architecture, religion, food, some words borrowed form the spanish language etc…in this sense it’s more of a shared history/culture to be included in that pageant.

      i do think that the filipina candidate sent to the pageant should at least be conversant in spanish or even better yet, fluent.

      incidentally, at the los angeles county museum of art, in their art of the americas/latin american wing;. there are at least five pieces that has philippine provenance. 2 as i remember were mother of pearl covered chests and some chairs and 3 carved ivory religious figures (attributed to a chinese filipino sculptor)…some pieces say either filipino or peruvian school. which basically points out that during this particular time the philippines was very much a part of the spanish empire.

      haha, all these interactions between cultures are fascinating!

      • Fascinating indeed, Sunkist!
        Living in the Los Angeles area, where multitudes of Mexicans and Central Americans reside, one can experience firsthand experience the cultural similarities between the Filipino and Latino Americans.
        You also know that a great number of Mexicans and Central Americans are indigenous (or have strong indigenous features) and are “very” brown skinned.
        👍👍

    • I agree with saluda and sunkist. I live in the US and I can relate more with latin Americans than with thais/laotians/viets and other Asians.
      Justgrc has a point too. I hate it when pinoys on tv or at work say ‘I’m from the Philippines but I’m part Chinese and part Spanish” . They feel like they need an excuse every time they say they’re from the Philippines. Shameless! Unless they look like Robin Ruffa or Charlene…or they have concrete proof of their Chinese or Spanish lineage , they should never ever claim anything like that . God, the people around them can see for themselves.

      • Lol… exactly Fabian!
        “..I’m Filipino but part Chinese and Spanish!” Then, -without even asking- tell you they are from Manila (emphasizing they are NOT from the provinces) they graduated from UST, they have a huge house in the Philippines with maids..blah blah blah

        It’s hilarious! It’s as if they think one cares.

    • Love this dialogue! So glad people didn’t get all defensive over my response.

      I too live in California so I understand the similarities. I have a good friend with whom I have lived countless hours of pretending we were Misses Mexico and Philippines. He’s Ximena and thankfully now I can be Pia 🙂 Yeah, Americans don’t give a rat’s toosh about pageants.

      I will say Californians are a different breed though because we are fortunate to live in such a melting pot.

      Go to less diverse places (Florida even) or Latin America or Spain and you’ll see differently is all I am saying. And I do think their is some colonial mentality involved in the notion that we are the Latin cousins of Asia and even some disdain for other Asian brothers and sisters.

      Peace babe.

      • It boils down to the fact that every one wants to be white. That’s life on earth in this lifetime .. nothing can be done about it .
        The best way to deal with this is …. face the truth .. do the best we can in whatever we do for a living… love ourselves and the people who lov e us. Then we will be happy ..white or not.

  23. Girls I want to see compete- Maureen Montagne, Ann Colis, diesel Tamos, Kelsey Merritt, Sirine sutton

  24. so philippines para host country ng mess world sa 2019?! kahit na siguro kamukha ni pokwang o ai-ai ang philippine rep this 2017 at sa 2018, gagawin pa ring 2nd runner up ni madam julia, parang indonesia lang ang peg hehe

  25. What is the difference of Nuestra Belleza Latina and Ms. Latina America to Hispanoamericana?

  26. What is the difference of Nuestra Belleza Latina and Ms Latin America to- Hispanomericana?

  27. mas ok sana kung ang idagdag eh ung may mga pageant na may world. like miss world tourism. top model of the world etc etc. para hinde nalayo sa name ng pageant. pero hayaan na kung nagdagdag at kung bakit yan ang dinagdag. at least may chance ang iba na maexperience ang mag represent sa ibang bansa. dahil kadalasan sa kanila once lang gusto sumali sa pageant so sayang naman kung runner up lang at walang lalabanan internationaly. so ngayon imbes na runner up si ganito ganire eh may crown sya at irerepresent ang bansa internationally.

  28. Hay naku mga vhaks…hayaan sa totolang.rta din naman kayo sa mga pambato natin sa lower tier paants.

    • I mean, susuportahan nyo pa rin din naman ang ating mga candidates sa lower tier pageants…

  29. Push lang ng push… Good strategy for them to give multiple titles. Why? It gives the girls more chances of representing the country in those competitions. Kahit lower tier pageant lang ok na din. They get to travel and see the world at least and make new friends. Finally they modeled the competition per the actual pageant. Another good move. Now what to expect for Mr World?

  30. Mga vakz, ano pala ang totoong story bakit hindi na c Cory ang National Director and Julia offered it to Vegafria na☺

  31. SA TRUE LANG KACHEAPAN YANG MAGDAGDAG PA SILA NG TITLE NA GANYAN AT ME PA ECO ECO PANG NALALAMAN AT PAHISPA-HISPANICA PA KUNO, SA HALIP NA MAGLEVEL UP NADOWN GRADE PA!

    MAS ELEGANTE PA KUNG 2ND & 1ST PRINCESS NA LANG PLUS THE WINNER AT IAPOINT NA LANG YONG MGA LOWER CLASS BEAUTY PAGEANT NA YAN!

    • Sige mag create pa ng ibang Tittle like; Ms Galaxy, Ms Comet,Ms Super Star, Ms. Asteroid, Ms. Sun, Ms Moon,Ms Cloud, Ms Meteor, Ms Japonica Filipinas, Ms. Britania Filipinas, MsAustralasia Filipinas, Ms. Koreana Filipinas, ….. Hala lahat para may tittle walang talo, masaya yan!!!!

      • Ang saya saya nga eh kasi dami titles. Trip ko talaga mag create ng MISS AUSTRONESIA pageant kasali lahat ng pacific islands, ASEAN, taiwan, hawaii, saka madagascar. All Austronesian speaking countries and territories. Yung Miss Hispanoamericana dapat gawing MISS HISPANICA na lang kasi kasali ung Spain at Philippines na hindi naman located sa American continents.
        Im waiting for national franchise for MISS CAFÉ FILIPINAS

  32. Reina Hispanoamericana??? What makes the Philippines eligible to join Reina Hispanoamericana? We are just a former Spanish colony and at the same time, former American Country too. I think that’s enough! Pede nang rason!

      • Musta naman HEKASI at Araling Panlipunan mo at tinatanong mo pa yan? Tama na ang oaiging Baklah mo, wag lang bobo.

      • Ang asim ng ugali mo no? Bakit ko tinatanong? Kasi may argument diba? Hispanoamericana means Hispanic countries in America eh wala naman tayo sa America kaya ako nàlang gumawa ng palusot!!! Pabida bida ka jan lage pagdating sa Hekasi kala mo ikaw lang may alam? Baka i recite ko pa sayo lahat ng independent cou tries from the beginning of human history until now.

      • You will recite all independent countries from the beginning of human history?hehe. Mayabang at sinungaling ka pa pala.:). Anyway, malamang ikaw ang pinaka matalino sa lahat dito sa blog.hehe. Lupit, alam lahat ng pinagsimulan. Congratulations.hehe.

    • hahahahahah, gusto ko yan! oo isama mo pa ang Bermuda Triangle, mas ka aya aya, Ano ba pinagkaiba ng Nuestra Belleza Latina?at Ms Latin America sa Hispanoamericana?

  33. Si Hillarie Paringao pinakamahal ang Face Value sya pa ang Non-Halfie ah infairness iba talaga ang gandang Pinay!!!!

      • Pero di xa Halfie booba!!! Filipino citizen mga magulang nya. Halfie means one of your parents is a foreign citizen

    • U r talking about face value, baklah.
      Naturally, ur referring to their physical features, not their passports

  34. The addition of less-known beauty titles in the Ms. World Philippines selection for me somehow diminishes it’s branding. Masyado ng maraming titles na small time naman. It’s as if saying to Bb Pilipinas, “may apat na titles kayo?…pwes..may apat din kami!!” Somehow it cheapens the pageant by adding these Consuelo de bobo titles (o ayan ha…di kayo lahat uuwi ng luhaan…)

    Seriously? Ms. Eco? How is this different from Ms. Earth? As Cherrie Gil would say “you are nothing but a second rate, trying hard, copy-paste!” Lol.

    Serriousl? MS. Hispano-Americana Filipinas?????? What kind of sorcery is this? Lol. There is a reason why the contest is hispano – Americana.

    Ms. Multinational????? Seriously? – Will this be participated in by P&G, Unilvers, J&J, Citibank contestants?

    Haaay. Instead of enhancing the brand, I think you are diluting and cheapening it.

    World Peace.

  35. Wow 😄
    Mas exciting ngayon under Vegafria management kc may mga fast track challenge na plus 3 additional international crown ang ibibigay.
    Yung mga winners sa 3 minor crowns can still join the BbPilipinas kung gusto nila or mag-alaCatriona Gray din ang MWP winner👍

  36. Ang kulit lang ng Mess World Philippines. Push lang ng push. Walang kadala-dala. Nagdagdag pa ng dalawang korona — Miss Multinational Village at Miss Eco Bag. Nagbakasakaling marami uling mauuto. Eh done deal na ang Mess World for Indonesia and China. Itanong nyo pa kay lola hulya.

  37. SUSME, KE DAMI DAMI NANG MGA BEAUTY PAGEANT SA MUNDO, NAKAKALITO NA!

    WALA BANG ” MISS WORLD OR THE UNIVERSE RATHER NA PAGEANT! “

  38. excited much pa rin kahit papano. mukhang sa MW tayo dapat babawi sa pagkatalo ni pacman and especially Catriona. mukhang dadagsa ng dyosa sa mwp dahil not one but 4 crowns ang paglalabanan. not bad for the additional titles. and oh!!! MW offered PH to host mw2019! what can u say? haha. if they will push it and closed deal na. Julia will surely give the crown to PH come 2018 or 2019 kaya. haha. pero much better 2018 or 2017 ok na ok. and sana next year bbp needs to crown catriona as MUP 2018 and MU should crown her and then push nila na gawin sa 2019 ang MU.

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