Earlier today at the Grand Ballroom of B Hotel Quezon City, a triple send-off was hosted by the MWPO for three of its Queens. Firstly, Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez was given her “second” Presscon for the 70th Miss World after the postponement of its Finals last December. She will be returning to Puerto Rico later next week. On the other hand, Miss Eco Philippines Kathleen Paton (who is leaving tonight for Cairo) and Miss Environment International Michelle Arceo are all set to conquer their respective pageant assignments in Egypt and India this month. All three ladies are ready to bring pride to the country.
Furthermore, the organization’s auspicious rebranding comes close on the heels of its recent announcement for the search for this year’s batch of aspiring queens, with final screening slated for April 19 and coronation night on May 29.
The “Exceptionally Empowered Filipina” brand campaign also coincides with the celebration of International Women’s Month this March.
18 girls attended the final screening of Miss World Philippines 2016
On top of the five (5) entries of Aces & Queens – Catriona Gray, Sandra Lemonon, Vinie Camille Dy Quiangco, Arienne Louise Calingo and Ralph Lauren Asuncion
– thirteen (13) more aspirants showed up for the Final Screening of Miss World Philippines 2016 at the B Hotel in Quezon City.
The solid 5 of A&Q – left to right: Ralph Lauren, Vinie Camille, Arienne Louise, Catriona Elisa and Sandra
The names of the other ladies have not been released yet, but I am pretty sure that – with the still underwhelming turnout of additional sign-ups – Viva Entertainment and GMA-7 will take matters into their own hands and make sure that they will still be able to assemble an acceptable number of qualified candidates for this year’s batch.
True, people are asking why go through such lengths if the title is looking like a lock for the most obvious winner. But this is still a beauty pageant search and CQGQ is obliged to come up with a competition that would pass the standards of the Miss World Organization for a title-dedicated national finals. Everything should go through a process. And the likelihood of a surprise candidate or two is still in the clear horizon if you ask me.
Watch out for what will happen next! 🙂