Host Gwen Ruais
Yesterday afternoon at the Uptown Mall in BGC, the Miss World Philippines 2017 Top Model Challenge was held with all thirty-five candidates doing the runway wearing clothes provided by top online shopping site Zalora
. The activity invited a large crowd made more busy by the presence of family members and supporters of the ladies who wildly cheered their respective favorites.
Host Gwen Ruais navigated the proceedings, with the Board of Judges – made up of MWP2014 Valerie Weigmann, model Tugs Sarauul, Celebrity Stylist Charmaine Palermo and Zalora Manager Zhina Berry – keenly sizing up every lady who walked onstage.
Here are the standouts in my opinion:
Ella Eiveren Lubag
Janela Joy Cuaton
Teresita Ssen Marquez
Let’s see who will be the announced finalists soon!
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.
Cristelle Tolentino (center) was crowned Miss Manila 2016 (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
You will remember Cristelle Tolentino as an Official Candidate of last year’s Miss Republic of the Philippines when her best efforts were rewarded with only a semifinal spot. This year, she went full steam ahead and swept the Miss Manila 2016 competitions by nailing her Top 5 Q&A and becoming the successor of Kaycie Lynn Fajardo. She edged out top favorite Mercegrace Raquel who took home 1st Runner-Up honors. Crowd pick Ganiel Krishnan placed 2nd Runner-Up with Kristel Guelos and Joanna Rabe filling in as 3rd and 4th Runners-Up, respectively.
Congratulations, Cristelle! You may not be the tallest, but you have proven yourself to be the mightiest. Your wish for a crown has now been fulfilled! 🙂
Miss Manila 2016 Cristelle Tolentino