The three other titles to be given away by Miss World Philippines
Arnold Vegafria during the Media Conference
Four titles plus two Princesses for #MWP2017
Miss World Philippines 2017
Miss Eco International Philippines 2017
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2017
Miss Multinational Philippines 2017
That pretty much sums up the most awaited announcement made during the Miss World Philippines Media Conference at New World Makati Hotel. With National Director Arnold Vegafria and General Manager, the event was graced by Miss World 2013 Megan Young with previous and reigning Miss World Philippines titleholders Gwen Ruais, Queenie Rehman, Hillarie Parungao and Catriona Gray.
In addition, it was announced that the Press Presentation of the Official Candidates will be on August 5. General Manager Bessie Besana also detailed that BYS Cosmetics is the Official Cosmetics with New World Makati Hotel as Official Residence.
For the Top Model Challenge, there will be a Brand Fashion Show which will be open to the public, a Charity Gala Night for the Talent competition, a Sports challenge where the ladies will be divided into 3 teams, Beach Beauty Challenge and a Charity Day (Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center – Official Beneficiary). Details for the BWAP will follow soon.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
You don't need to read what's etched on her back. It's still a hard-to-hide tattoo. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Notice the tattoo peeking from her right shoulder? (Photo credit: Critical Beauty)
I may not have one permanently inked on my skin ever, but tattoos – especially the skillfully and beautifully made ones – are considered works of art which I don’t mind looking at and appreciating. Not on our Bb. Pilipinas winners, though.
While an unwritten rule, Bb. Pilipinas traditionally frowns at ladies with obvious tattoos on any part of their bodies. The latter may be accommodated up to a certain extent, but not to the point of actually becoming a crowned winner.
Such is what may have dealt a heavy blow on Anna Fernandina Buquid’s (mis)fortune with Bb. Pilipinas 2013. The lady stunned everyone with her towering height, lithe body and smooth catwalk skills. She may not have the killer looks to come with it. But still, she is capable of commanding attention and breezing her way to the list of favorites. However, she found herself unplaced last April 14. She wasn’t even called to the Top 15, let alone a minor special award.
I can’t say if the horizontal back tattoo was the only cause for the snub. But in any case, it is the indelible mark that will keep her from becoming a Bb. Pilipinas. I’m not certain if Miss World Philippines or Mutya ng Pilipinas would ignore the same, but chances are, they might also mind.
So where could she possibly join and not be held against for literally having a long statement roped across her upper back? I can only think of the all-things-blind Miss Multinational. But do we even have a local franchise holder for this one?