Finally, two Pinay candidates in one photo: Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodriguez (right) and Miss World Belgium Angeline Flor Pua for Miss World 2018. Would have preferred them to be roommates, but I would rather that they become really good friends.
Katja is wearing a Gil Macaibay III creation.
Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez is part of Group #4 in the Miss World 2018 Head-to-Head Challenge along with Erna Alexandra Olafsdottir of Iceland, Ambika Ramraj of Guyana, Silvia Adjomo Ndong of Equatorial Guinea, Madelen Michelsen of Norway and Aissatou Filly of Senegal.
So just so you know how the Head-to-Head Challenge will work this year:
The Miss World 2018 Head-to-Head Challenge which returns for its second year with a brand new format.
Presented by Frankie Cena (right photo), the Head-to-Head Challenge is an exclusive and in depth look at every single Miss World national champion. The global audience will have the power to choose their favourite who will advance to the second level of the Head-to-Head Challenge.
In stage two, the winners from each group will face off against another contestant to earn their place in the Miss World #Final30. In this section the contestants will show their skills as an advocate for their “Beauty with a Purpose” project.
Let’s watch out for the Group 4 Head-to-Head Challenge soon!
During the Miss World 2018 Welcome Parade in Sanya held earlier in the day, roommates Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez and Miss Vietnam Trần Tiểu Vy – along with the other delegates – had fun in the event while wearing their respective national costumes. Below are some of their selfies.
Katja is wearing the Francis Libiran National Costume inspired by the Kalingas.
Katarina also had photos taken with the delegate going for a back-to-back win in the pageant, Anukreethy Vas of India.
Soon, you will learn the group where our bet will be drawn for the Head-to-Head Challenge, plus her introduction clip and profile video for the competition.
Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez during the filming of her Miss World 2018 Profile Video.
Today was also the audition for #DancesOfTheWorld. Excited to see what she will be wearing? Well, here’s a description:
“Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez will don a custom Francis Libiran ensemble as her national costume for the upcoming Miss World 2018 competition. The look and design of this number is inspired by the ingenuity, unparalleled artistry and the rich history of the Philippines’ Kalinga tribe. The ensemble is composed of a fully-embroidered and hand-embellished bodysuit accessorized with a custom-made headdress adorned with feathers and the iconic ‘bongol’— the native beads used to indicate the social status of a Kalinga woman. The custom embroidery art on the entire bodysuit depicts the iconic tattoo art which known as the symbol of the Kalinga people and warriors. This national costume also pays homage to Whang-od, the last surviving original, hand-tap tattoo artist from Kalinga’s Butbut tribe.”
And below is a photo:
And she’s off to Sanya, China!
In this entry are photos of Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez before she checked in for the Philippine Airlines flight to Guangzhou that will connect her to the host resort city for Miss World 2018.
Best of luck, dear and do us proud! 🇵🇭👑
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!
Can’t wait to see the photos of Katarina Rodriguez that will be posted on the Miss World website as Miss World Philippines?
Here are three of them, as photographed by BJ Pascual – one elegant, one Priyanka-ish closeup and one sporty.
What vibe is she giving you, guys?