At the Patricia Hall of Annabel’s Restaurant earlier, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez was given her proper send-off to Miss World 2018 before departing for Sanya, China via Guangzhou this coming Saturday at 2:30am.
Attending the event are National Director Arnold Vegafria, General Manager Bessie Besana, Miss Eco International Philippines Maureen Montagne, Miss Multinational Philippines Kimi Mugford and 1st Princess Chanel Morales. Also joining the panel are Katja’s beloved grandparents Jack and Sonia who gave heartfelt wishes for their granddaughter.
When asked about facial comparisons to former Miss World titleholder Priyanka Chopra, Katja has this to say:
From all of us here at normannorman.com, best wishes for a successful mission in Miss World 2018!
This coming weekend, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez will be departing for Sta. Cruz, Bolivia via NYC to represent the Philippines in Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 where she will have the challenging task of going for a back-to-back win in the international tilt since the reigning titleholder is Teresita Ssen Marquez. She was in high spirits all throughout the sendoff hosted by National Director Arnold Vegafria and Miss World Philippines General Manager Bessie Besana at Annabel’s Restaurant.
Aside from advocating to promote the Hispanic culture during the actual period of beauty battle (and hopefully longer if she wins the crown for the Philippines once more), Alyssa will continue to support her Gentle Hands Inc. – an organization that helps improve the lives of children who come from situations of crisis, trauma and abuse.
Alyssa was joined in the sendoff by two of her “sisters” – Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez and 1st Princess Chanel Morales.
Her National Costume will be executed by Maestro John, while Designer Benj Leguiab IV will be doing her competition evening gown once more.
Alyssa will be flying to Sta. Cruz, Bolivia by her lonesome, but remains undaunted by the long-haul flight segments because she will take those opportunities to get much-needed sleep. She has barely two weeks of preparation, after all.
She has brushed up on her conversational Spanish and has prepared a medley of Spanish songs to sing during the TV Presentation of the candidates as part of the pre-pageant activities.
From all of us here at normannorman.com, buenas suerte!
Just as I predicted with the two highest title, here now are the winners –
Miss World Philippines 2018:
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018:
Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
Miss Eco International Philippines 2018:
Miss Multinational Philippines 2018:
Chanel M Morales
In shots taken by Mark Neto Diaz with Creative Direction and Styling by Vhee Co plus swimwear by Bench Body, here are the 40 Beach Beauties of Miss World Philippines 2018.
By the way, they did their own makeups using BYS Cosmetics PH.
Be vertically challenged now with Official Candidates 1-40. Then share your personal favorites below:
The Beach Beauty Competition of Miss World Philippines 2018 in El Nido, Palawan was successfully held last night at the El Nido Municipal Court. Prior to the night event, the ladies spent two wonderful days at the Lio Beach Resort where they took advantage of the natural beauty of the place where they had their video and photo shoots.
And during the culminating activity, all forty candidates took to the spotlight and showed their best in the swimsuit competition.
After the dust settled, I now present to you the contenders who made it to the Top 7 Finalists of the Beach Beauty Competition of Miss World Philippines 2018. The winner will be fast-tracked to the semis on October 7.
Left to right: Chanel M Morales, Kylah Sanchez, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Pearl Hung, Katarina Rodriguez, Maureen Montagne and Angelica Estrevillo
Above are just 36 of the ladies who are being screened right now for Miss World Philippines 2018. More should already be inside the restricted judging area. Around sixty-five (65) aspirants are expected to take part.
The more familiar faces and names who showed up so far are: Katarina Rodriguez, Kim de Guzman, Maureen Montagne, Arienne Calingo, Elaiza Alzona, Rose Murphy, Jerelleen Rodriguez, Maria Gail Tobes, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Pearl Hung and Chanel Morales.
Photos by Joy Arguil
Kim de Guzman
Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez
Maria Gail Tobes