And Miss Philippines Emma Tiglao has arrived in Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt to begin her quest for a back-to-back win with the reigning Karen Gallman in Miss Intercontinental 2019.
Emma was wearing a Furne Amato number when she showed up for the first time in the host resort – Sunrise Montemare Resort.
Megan and Pia
If you missed the live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena, eleven of our international beauty queens paraded with the eleven participating nations in the biennial regional sporting event that drew a full house in the gigantic venue.
Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Precious Lara Quigaman, Karen Gallman, Jamie Herrell, Angelia Ong, Karen Ibasco, Cynthia Thomalla, Sharifa Akeel, Jannie Alipo-on and Sophia Senorom added World-Class Beauty to the proceedings when they led each of the SEA Games nations during the parade onstage.
Just in case you missed it, you can watch below:
Amidst all the controversies (and unforgiveable embarrasments) with the initial days of SEA Games hosting in the country, the Opening Ceremony this coming Saturday, November 30, should be a source of pride for Filipinos. Aside from the showcase of World-Class singing talents, the muses of the participating countries in the region’s biennial sporting event will be eleven (11) of our international beauty titleholders, namely:
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for Team Philippines
Miss World 2013 Megan Young for Team Indonesia
Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman for Team Malaysia
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell for Team Singapore
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong for Team Thailand
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco for Team Myanmar
Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman for Team Brunei
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla for Team Laos
Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel for Team Vietnam
Miss Tourism International 2017 Jannie Alipo-on for Team East Timor
Miss Multinational 2017 Sophia Senoron for Team Cambodia
Let’s hope that things go on an upswing after the festive start.
The video below is part of the Añejo Passion Series on CNN Philippines. It features Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman who will crown her successor in Egypt less than a week before Christmas this year.
Karen spent the last week in Galle, Sri Lanka. Being an avid traveler, she is enjoying all the country-hopping benefits that come with the title.
Fifteen (15) days in Egypt for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao who will represent the country in Miss Intercontinental 2019 where she will aim for a back-to-back win. The reigning winner is Karen Gallman.
Host venue will be SUNRISE Montemare Resort in Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt from December 6-20.
Look where the 47th Miss Intercontinental Karen Gallman will crown her successor:
The 48th Miss Intercontinental will be held in India and the finals will be just a few days before Christmas this year.
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao should be happy that her pageant mission is already finalized!
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Emma Mary Tiglao of Pampanga struggled to earn her stripes during the first three major national pageants – Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 and Miss World Philippines 2015 – that she took part in. She was either a runner-up or finalist but never the crowned titleholder. She even took the risk of joining a lesser-known contest last year – Miss Midori Clark – where she placed 1st Runner-Up.
But not the type who would bow down to one defeat or two, she constantly stood up, reinvented her image and presented renewed versions of herself every single time. She has definitely paid her dues in national pageantry and it was only a matter of time before she would collect a handsome reward in the form of a Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown which she claimed last Sunday night.
Emma has grown in front of our pageant-loving eyes. And what she has shown all throughout the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 competition is that she can do all things with a lot of grace and patience. She never lost footing every step of the way. Maybe she wasn’t the choice of many for the highest title of Miss Universe Philippines, but definitely a deserving recipient of any of the five other crowns at stake.
This Kapampangan beauty will have the tough assignment of preparing for one of two back-to-back victory missions for the Philippines. But with Karen Gallman as the reigning Miss Intercontinental, she will receive all the precious advices and support in order to conquer the 48th Miss Intercontinental with the heart of a fighter.