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
During yesterday afternoon’s Meet-and-Greet with Miss World Philippines 2018 Official Candidate Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, she was a tireless bundle of energy who hopped from one guest to another and answered questions like a pro. I was actually impressed with her readiness with replies on an assortment of topics ranging from her advocacy to being single-handedly raised by her actress-mother to current events and even quick queries about her preparations for the competition. She is definitely not bothered by having strong fellow candidates like Katarina Rodriguez, Maureen Montagne and Kim de Guzman to compete with. And being the unofficial flag bearer of KF camp motivates her even more to do well.
Mind you, she is dead-set on winning the Miss World Philippines 2018 crown no less. And she knows what it takes to be the deserving recipient of that honor.
Check out my quick one-on-one with her mother Almira Muhlach who is super supportive of her daughter’s bid in pageantry.
I remember asking Alyssa who among her KF sisters she will bring to the Top 4 if she gets the biggest crown. She did not hesitate to name Chanel Morales, Jerelleen Rodriguez and Paulina Labayo. She is quick to clarify, though, that the biggest challenge is to step up to her own expectations. And regardless of who the other winners will be, she is ready and able to become a good ambassador for the MWPO brand itself.
Best of luck in the journey, Yssa!
This quartet is easily getting the biggest initial noise with their just-announced candidacy for Miss World Philippines 2018 – Katarina Rodriguez, Maureen Montagne, Kim De Guzman and Arienne Calingo. And it is up to them (and their respective fans/supporters) to keep the momentum on their side or allow the other contenders to make significant inroads into the competition itself.
Personally, I would never take anything lightly because there are so many potential winners among the thirty-three other successful aspirants. I can name at least 1/4 of the rest as capable of pulling a win (but not for now). And we still haven’t seen the three ladies from the overseas Filipino Communities who will complete the roster of 40.
So all I can say is this.
Let the (bloody) Battle of Beauties begin!
Congratulations are in order for these 37 (of 40) beauties! The Official Candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018
1. Barmae Chua
2. Erica Larkins
3. Kylah Sanchez
4. Alyssa Muhlach
5. Tamara Caballero
6. Katarina Rodriguez
7. Neesha Murjani
8. Marie Danica Reynes
9. Crissia del Atienza
10. Jigg Kirsty Ang
11. Angeline Mae Santos
12. Arienne Calingo
13. Kim De Guzman
14. Marianne Marquez
15. Michelle Oliva
16. Chanel Morales
17. Jerelleen Rodriguez
18. Maria Gail Devora Tobes
19. Mary Jeanne Boniao
20. Rose Murphy
21. Katrina Zayas Acaylar
22. Joemay-an Leo
23. Pearl Hung
24. Maria Divine Angela Veranga
25. Gianna Llanes
26. Eiffel Rosalita
27. Angelica Estrevillo
28. Paulina Labayo
29. Abbyjun Dizor
30. Denielle Denj Magno
31. Angelica Tuzon
32. Annalita Pagunsan Vizcarra
33. Elaiza Alzona
34. Maureen Montagne
35. Pauline Deveraturda
36. Bettina Penales
37. Kathryn Jade Cudiamat
The last 3 ladies to complete the final 40 candidates will be announced next week because they will come from Filipino Communities overseas. #MWP2018
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
Interestingly enough, seven of the ten ladies who became Official Finalists for Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 are familiar names and faces in pageantry like Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenie Rehman, the beautiful Kim Ross delos Santos, the very sporty Alexandra Faith Garcia, former Mutya and Miss World America runner-up Maureen Montagne, former Miss Philippines Earth runner-up Joanna Tolledo, the inspiring Christine Balaguer and former Miss Bikini Philippines participant Mariah Nilo.
Who do you think will do well in the fitness-driven competition among them?
Kim Ross delos Santos
Alexandra Faith Garcia
Photos by Joy Arguil