With Bb. Pilipinas 2019 over and dine with – albeit delayed for this year – could Miss World Philippines 2019 be closing in on its tails? I bet it will be. With Miss Philippines Earth 2019 going into full swing mode this month and finished by next, the search for the successors of Katarina Rodriguez, Maureen Montagne, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez and Kimi Mugford will be starting soon. I’m interested to find out who among our 2019 Binibinis will cross-over (or plot a return) to the accepting arms of the Miss World Philippines Organization.
Who do you think will make the move? Nicole Guerrero? Julia Saubier? Ilene de Vera? or Jessica Marasigan?
Left to right: Alyssa Alvarez, Kimi Mugford, Maureen Montagne, Katarina Rodriguez and Arnold Vegafria
Photos from the Sendoff Press Conference held at Novotel Manila Araneta Center in honor of #MissEcoPhilippines Maureen Montagne who will represent the country in Miss Eco International to be held in Cairo, Egypt from March 12-29.
Her fellow Queens – Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodriguez, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez and Miss Multinational Philippines Kimi Mugford- and National Director Arnold Vegafria were around to give their moral support and well-wishes to our competing rep.
Best of luck, Mo! And go for the back-to-back win!
Dani Nieto of the USA was crowned Miss Multinational 2018/2019. Tania Mauricio of Mexico was named 1st Runner-Up, while Nihed Markria of Algeria finished as 2nd Runner-Up.
On her part, Miss Philippines Kimi Mugford made it as one of the 5 Finalists.
Miss Multinational 2017 Sophia Senoron crowned her successor.
Yesterday was her official sendoff presided by National Director Arnold Vegafria of the Miss World Philippines Organization.
And today, she is scheduled to depart for New Delhi, India to represent the country in Miss Multinational 2018/2019.
Miss Multinational Philippines 2018 Kimi Mugford is looking at scoring a back-to-back win in the competition with Sophia Senoron being the reigning titleholder.
Kimi will be wearing a Cary Santiago number for the finals plus a Patrick Starr creation for her National Costume (inspired by the Province of Benguet).
This articulate young lady of 18 admits that her training was tough, but committed her 100% to everything. Gone are her hockey-playing tomboyish ways back in Ontario. In place now is a transformed lady who has so much pride in wearing the Philippine sash abroad.
Best of luck in the journey and do us proud, Kimi!
The time is getting near for #MissMultinationalPhilippines2018 Kimi Mugford.
Her mission awaits.
Miss Multinational 2018 will unfold in New Delhi, India from November 28-December 13, 2018.
And you’ll be amazed at her transformation for the competition.
Some might wonder why Miss Multinational 2018 when the reigning titleholder – Sophia Seneron of the Philippines – was crowned just earlier this year. Well, she is Miss Multinational 2017 since her pageant was supposed to be held late last year.
Swimsuit photo credits:
Raymond Saldaña Photography
Patrick Henry Mergano Styling
Grynne and Makeup HMUA
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!
Below is the interview guesting of the Miss World Philippines 2018 titleholders on GMA News TV’s News To Go with host Kara David.