Yesterday’s Press Presentation of Miss World Philippines 2018 at the Vestibule Bar of Resorts World Manila was made more lively with the presence of fan groups who actively cheered for their favorites. Aside from a big turnout from members of the media, the supporters of popular joiners Katarina Rodriguez, Pearl Hung and Kim de Guzman were allowed entry. And it really made the proceedings even more unique as compared to the other national pageants.
National Director Arnold Vegafria even hinted during the open mic session that they are in negotiations for two (2) more international pageant franchise that would effectively raise the number of crowned winners to six (6). Between now and the first week of October, he stated that the new titles will be known through their social media page.
General Manager Bessie Besana proudly announced the talent qualifiers as well – Alyssa Alvarez, Danica Reynes, Angeline Santos, Kimi Mugford, Crystal Freedman, Rose Murphy and Paulina Labayo.
And as expected, the loudest cheers were reserved for Katarina Rodriguez who was visibly elated with the presence of her loyal support group.
Finals will be held at the MOA Arena on October 7. But before that date, the ladies will have several pre-pageant activities including a trip to El Nido, Palawan for the Swimsuit and Beach Beauty competitions, a Charity Gala where the Talent Finalists will perform and numerous public appearances for sponsors and the charity beneficiary of the organization.
More about Miss World Philippines 2018 soon!
Individual headshots of the Official Candidates courtesy of Mark Neto Diaz
Earlier at the Vestibule Bar of Resorts World Manila, the sixteen (16) Official Candidates of Mr. World Philippines 2018 were introduced to members of the media in a Press Presentation presided by MWP National Director Arnold Vegafria, General Manager Bessie Besana and RW Manila Corporate Communications Dorector Joee Guilas (co-presenter of the pageant). The hopefuls are vying to become the country’s representatives in the international competitions of Mr World 2019, Mr Supranational 2018 and Mr Eco International 2019 that will be hosted in the Philippines, Poland and Egypt, respectively. The attendees were also told that two (2) more titles are very likely to be handed out on finals night as soon as franchise negotiations are finalized.
The Official Candidates are:
#1 Karl Louie Aragon
#2 Denver Hernandez
#3 Mark Jero Bagaporo
#4 Robin Hanrath
#5 Mark Comiso
#6 Joy Jerome Evangelista
#7 Abdullah Sharif Cheng
#8 Marco Poli
#9 Ameen Sardouk
#10 Ricardo De Jesus Jr
#11 Wilfred Placencia Jr
#12 Joshua Reginald Banatin
#13 Miguel De Castro
#14 JB Saliba
#15 Reymart Regis
#16 EmirDon Abbo
Finals Night will be on September 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater At Resorts World Manila. Below are my Top 5 Favorites to win the titles at stake:
Wilfred Placencia Jr
Earlier at the Diplomatic Hall of Marriott Hotel Manila, Mr. World 2018 got its proper media launch with the presence of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhilar, Mister World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, MWO’s Steve Douglas, MWPO’s Arnold Vegafria and Bessie Besana and Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann.
The ssarch for the World’s Most Desirable Man – originally scheduled for a September, 2018 finals – has now been moved to January 27, 2019 at the Resorts World Manila to give the host country more time to prepare for the next edition which promises to have at least a hundred male delegates. Big number for a Male pageant!
Here are more photos from the said launch.
For more information about Mister World, you can log on to http://www.mrworld.tv.
And our Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla has finally returned home fresh from her victory in Egypt.
With her upon arrival is Miss World Philippines Organization Head Arnold Vegafria and General Manager Bessie Besana. Rodgil Flores of KF was also at the VIP Lounge of NAIA Terminal 1 to meet up with our successful Queen.
Welcome back, Thia!
Mabuhay ka! 🇵🇭👑
Miss Eco Philippines 2017 Cynthia Thomalla was given her send-off to Miss Exo International 2018 at the Full Belly Craft Kitchen in Quezon City. Her Miss World Philippines Organization family – headed by National Director Arnold Vegafria and General Manager Bessie Besana – were present along with Laura Lehmann, Teresita Ssen Marquez, Sophia Senoron and Glyssa Perez.
Cynthia will leave for Cairo, Egypt soon and will endeavour to win the crown come April 26 so that she can add up to the #1 finishes of Teresita in Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 and Sophia in Miss Multinational.
Best of luck in the mission up ahead!
Manny Halasan made the new Miss World Philippines crown
During the unveiling
During the just concluded Miss World Philippines 2017 Charity and Gala Night, the new crown has been finally shown to the attending guests with Miss World 2013 Megan Young along with Hillarie Parungao, Valerie Weigmann, Queenie Rehman, Arnold Vegafria and Bessie Besana.
According to its creator – Designer Manny Halasan – “it is made of pure silver coated with white gold. The stones are signity, blue sapphires and real pearls.” It was also designed in collaboration with Megan Young herself.
I’m definitely liking this new one. Your thoughts, dear readers?
Some of the candidates during the Charity and Gala Night