ALV Pageant Circle proudly announces the official launching of the Miss Grand Philippines pageant in the country.
Owned by pageant impresario @Arnold Arnold Vegafria, ALV Pageant Circle also owns the franchises of Miss World Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Eco Philippines, and Miss Supranational Philippines.
To mark the auspicious occasion, a special press conference was held at the Hilton Manila, Resorts World on November 24 with none other than Miss Grand International founder Nawat Itsaragrisil and reigning Miss Grand International 2022 Isabella Menin and her court as guests of honor.
The other winning Miss Grand International 2022 queens are Miss Grand Indonesia Andina Yulianti, Miss Grand Venezuala Luiseth Emiliana Materan Bolaño, Miss Grand Czech Replubic Mariana Beckova, Miss Grand Spain Hirisley Jimenez Marrero, Miss Grand Puerto Rico Oxana Isabel River Alvarez, Miss Grand Colombia Priscilla Nicole Londoño, Miss Grand Cambodia Srey Pich Lim, and our very own Miss Grand Philippines Roberta Angela Tamondong.
Aside from coinciding with Miss Grand International’s 10th anniversary, the event also marks the much-awaited homecoming of Miss Grand International 2022 Philippine candidate Roberta Tamondong, who recently flew back to Bangkok, Thailand to claim her 5th runner-up crown-a much-heralded post-pageant decision announced a week after the Miss Grand International 2022 coronation night held in West Java, Indonesia.
Of his latest pageant conquest, Vegafria remarked, “We are thankful and proud to partner with Nawat and his MGI team, and we feel even prouder for having them with us today to grace this very special occasion.”
“We share the same dreams and visions for the Miss Grand International brand, and I will do my best to add even more prestige to this prestigious and world-renowned competition,” he added.
“Today, we make Philippine pageant history, as we open our doors for our country’s first-ever Miss Grand Philippines pageant, which will serve as another fitting platform for our world-class Filipina queens.”
For his part, Itsaragrisil exclaimed, “I’m delighted to be partnering with ALV Pageant Circle. With their modern management style and professional team, we believe they can select the best Filipina Miss Grand queens who truly embody our platforms.”
“I do hope that the Philippines can be more successful in elevating our brand, and maybe even bring home the first Golden Crown. We want to support Arnold to create more engagements and to use this chance to help build a fun and fair pageant for the Philippine community.”
While here, Itsaragrisil and his entourage will also be doing their own charity initiatives, including their advocacies for displaced families from the Manila North Cemetery, and displaced families from the war-torn City of Marawi.
Apart from their official pageant duties, they are also looking forward to touring some of the country’s scenic destinations, including the National Museum, Intramuros and the Manila North’s historic heritage sites.
As part of its initial salvo, ALV Pageant Circle announced its plans of holding the very first Miss Grand Philippines pageant within the first half of 2023.
The MISS GRAND PHILIPPINES launch is presented by BENCH, Bluewater Day Spa, Vanilla Skin, and Solution Communication, in cooperation with OKBET, BENCH Body, BENCH Active, BENCH Café. Other sponsors include: Manila Hotel (official residence), Hilton Manila and Ayala Malls (Circuit) (official venues), Triquint Transport (official transport). Donors: Beautywise, START,
Hair Fix, Culture Salon by Jim Ryan Ros and, the City of Manila.