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
The Sports Challenge Finalists
One of them will win the Sports Fast-Track
During yesterday’s Sports Challenge of Miss World Philippines 2017 at the Victoria Sports Tower in QC, the 35 candidates were divided into 5 groups of seven and competed in an assortment of sports and physical activities that tested the endurance and sportsmanship of each one. The events went from shooting basketball hoops to kicking footballs to properly performing sit-ups and leg squats to swimming relays. In the end, one team – the World Warriors – prevailed over the rest as each of their members were named finalists for the fast-track event. They are Ethel Abellanosa, Cynthia Thomalla, Glyssa Perez, Shawntel Cruz, Veronica Villones, Joanna Rabe and Nikki Deveza.
The whole activity was hosted by Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao and GM Bessie Besana. Below is a video of the winning team’s group cheerleading performance prior to the physical tests.
At the poolside of New World Makati Hotel
Earlier in the day, the thirty-five (35) Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017 were presented to the media at both the Ballroom 2 and poolside of New World Hotel in Makati City. The beautiful comers jockeyed up for positions in the eyes of the press to get the important attention to ve interviewed and featured in their respective PRs.
Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray added the extra glitter to the event, along with National Director Arnold Vegafria and GM Bessie Besana.
The 35 Official Candidates (with their official numbers) are:
1) Shawntel Cruz
2) Veronica Villones
3) Glyssa Perez
4) Rose Flores
5) Kaycie Lyn Fajardo
6) Jona Sweett
7) Jane Darren Genobisa
8) Nikki Deveza
9) Teresita Ssen Marquez
10) Leidda Paulette Babasanta
11) Gabriela Ortega
12) Henna Kaizelle Cajandig
13) Kathryn Jade Cudiamat
14) Cristina Marie Coloma
15) Laura Lehmann
16) Ethel Abellanosa
17) Jellie Alliana Escandon
18) Angel Alvaira
19) Joanna Rabe
20) Trizha Ocampo
21) Netania Deveza
22) Chelsea Anne Manalo
23) Princess Laureano
24) Zara Carbonell
25) Karren Dela
26) Janela Joy Cuaton
27) Ella Eiveren Lubag
28) Sheila Marie Reyes
29) Krystle Anne Ongjanco
30) Kathkeen Gomez
31) Jeanyfer Ozbot
32) Cynthia Thomalla
33) Noelle Uy-Tuazon
34) Andrea Poliquit
35) Sophia Senoron
The instant favorites from this roster are the familiar names and faces like Teresita Ssen Marquez, Cynthia Thomalla, Laura Lehmann, Janela Joy Cuaton, Gabriela Ortega and Jona Sweett. But a few more of the ladies also drew a lot of supporters from the audience such as Zara Carbonell (daughter of actor Cris Villanueva), Glyssa Perez (Miss Bohol 2016) and Noelle Uy-Tuazon (the Forensic Anthropologist from the US who is now representing Davao).
Aside from Miss World Philippines who will represent the country in Miss World 2017, three (3) other titles will be given away: Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Multinational Philippines and Miss Eco Philippines.
Finals will be on September 3 at the MOA Arena with a slightly delayed telecast over GMA-7.