The candidates of Mr World 2019 had a fun and emotional time at Tuloy Foundation where they had an audience with Founder Fr. Rockie Evangelista who served as an inspiration for all the guys who now look up to him as a role model to follow in their respective countries. Ms Julia Morley of MWO plus Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de León and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle joined in the activity as well.
Below are more photos from the event.
69 Official Candidates were presented to members of the media in the Mr World 2019 Press Presentation at the Versailles Tent of Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Two more delegates will arrive tomorrow to complete the final roster of 71.
Standouts are the representatives of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Thailand, England, Dominican Republic, Austria (who’s half-Flipino), Kenya, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Philippines.
Julia Morley of MWO attended the event along with reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon and former titleholder Stephanie del Valle.
Below is a video of their introductions:
I have no world-ly idea why the hosting of Miss World 2019 returned to London from the originally-announced Thailand. Maybe some crucial talks bogged down in the process of making some compromises in the production itself. I’m not sure. The deal fell through somewhere between the announcement and the actual planning, methinks.
Watch the guesting of Julia Morley and reigning titleholder Vanessa Ponce de Leon on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan.
Some people are saying that it will be an uphill climb for Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez to reach the very top in tonight’s Miss World 2018 Finals in Sanya, China. This especially after her setbacks in the important Beauty With a Purpose and Head-to-Head Challenge segments.
I say that our Queen has done so much to bring pride to the Philippines in the competition. Whether it be recognized or not by the judges and/or the organization, it’s all up to destiny and a dash of good luck. I know that she’s still in the zone of winning (or placing well at the very least).
#FTW – For the World and For The Win #ForThePhilippines #KatarinaRodriguez
Photo credits: Rapyu Photography and Kevin Cayuca
Watch Julia Morley below as she defends the Miss World pageant on “Good Morning Britain”.
Yesterday’s return of Miss World Organization (MWO) President Julia Morley to the country shows how important an ally the Philippines and Miss World Philippines Organization is to her group. Along with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhilar and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle, they met with members of the media in a Press Conference held at Impressions Restaurant of Maxims Hotel in RW Manila earlier. The two beautiful titleholders will serve as judges during the Miss World Philippines 2018 Finals this coming Sunday, with their “boss” overseeing the progress of her BWAP projects with the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center and the Milk Bank Program started by Laura Lehmann plus her other charity causes here.
The three gamely (and extensively) answered all the questions fielded in by the attending invitees. They will be staying for a few more days before going back to London.
Meanwhile, Manushi and Stephanie will conduct personal interviews with the MWP candidates to see who among them deserve to be considered as the country’s representative to Miss World 2018 in Sanya, China.
Announcement fro the Miss World Philippines Organization after today’s Final Casting Call for #MrWorldPhilippines2018:
The partial Official Candidates of Mr. World Philippines 2018 are as follows –
1. Joy Jerome Evangelista
2. JB Saliba
3. Karl Louie Aragon
4. Abdullah Sharif Cheng
5. Denver Hernandez
6. Wilfred Placencia
7. Reymart Regis
8. Marco Poli
9. Robin Hanrath
10. Mark Jero Bagaporo
11. Miguel De Castro
12. EmirDon Abbo
13. Ricardo De Jesus
14. Joshua Reginald Banatin (left photo)
The candidates mentioned above will be joined by the ones from the provinces and those selected through a special process to complete the list of official candidates. The press presentation of the contest will happen on Tuesday at Maxim’s in Resorts World Manila.
Among the announced contenders, it would be interesting to note the entry of crossover titleholders like Mister Philippines 2017 Denver Hernandez, Mister Grand Philippines 2017 Joshua Reginald Banatin and former winners of Mister United Continents and Mr Republic of the Philippines Ricardo de Jesus and Wilfred Placencia, respectively.
This early, though, the favorite of many is Fil-Italian Marco Poli who at 6’3” is the tallest and the one closest to the Mr World peg of Julia Morley.
More about this national male pageant soon!
It was just a matter of time till another beauty contest would follow the trail of Miss World and drop the swimsuit competition altogether. But hey, the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization Gretchen Carlson (Miss America 1989 herself) defends that it is not a beauty pageant in the first place but a scholarship contest. And as replacement, all candidates will have live interactive sessions with the judges. Sounds good to me because I have always looked at Miss America as going to the direction of showing less skin. Actually, I expected this group to have jumpstarted the action – even ahead of Julia Morley.
Now as far the entertainment value of Miss America, then it will all boil down to making the Talent Segment more engaging and the interactive sessions even more delightfully thought-provoking – not only in terms of the TV ratings but also in revolutionizing positive changes in the same.
Now who is the next brave heart to follow suit from hereon now?
Share your inputs, dear readers.
An older edition of the Miss America with the swimsuit competition still in practice.