Last night at the Grand Ballroom of Marriot Hotel in Resorts World Manila, a beautiful lady from Cavite was crowned Miss Sophie Philippines 2016 and will reign as Queen of the direct-selling brand for one full year. Her face may look familiar some, because indeed she has already taken part in another pageant this year.
Sammie Ann Legaspi, 25, is Miss Sophie Philippines 2016. Just last June 5, she took part in and actually placed 2nd Runner-Up during Miss Global Philippines 2016 (won by now Miss Global 2016 1st Runner-Up Camille Hirro) and is sashed as one of its Tourism Ambassadors. The question running in the minds of some pageant followers is if there will be no conflict in fulfilling her responsibilities to both entities which will force her to give up the previous one in favor of Miss Sophie where she is the big winner.
It all remains to be seen in the next couple of weeks for Sammie. But if someone asks my opinion, I would rather that she keeps both. After all, her tasks with Miss Global Philippines are no longer as demanding after Miss Global 2016 (where she was one of the big sisters to the candidates) has been successfully staged and completed. Personal appearances can always be scheduled so as not to run against the latest achievement.
Congratulations, my dear Sammie Anne! 😉
All photos taken by Joy Arguil for normannorman.com