Twelve (12) ladies comprise the shortlist from where eight final choices will be fielded by Aces & Queens for Miss World Philippines 2019.
Nine of them are pictured above during the private screening held by the beauty camp. Here are hints on their identity:
1) a Fil British beauty, 2) a model and TV actress, 3) a runner up in a national pageant, 4) a speech pathologist, 5) a Balikbayan beauty, 6) a reigning queen and 7) a runner-up of a local pageant plus 8)the daughter of a beauty queen. The other beauties are first timers in beauty pageants.
Care to guess who they are?
Photo and hint credit: @gerryd16 #missworldphilippines2019 #acesandqueens
From PMAP to BPCI:
#BinibiniWishList2019: Marianne Marquez
She is a professional model and a member of the new board of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP). She is no newbie to the world of pageantry, though. She wore pin #23 during the very competitive Miss World Philippines 2018 and finished in the Top 10.
Since then, Maan has been steadily preparing herself to take the bolder step of joining the bigger nationals – Bb. Pilipinas.
“I’m doing my own homework. I want to be in a good mental headspace and have my game face on going in…I think it’s also a disrespect to other women and fans of the pageant if a girl just breezes through it or treats it like a silly game.”
This smart and lovely woman looks up to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as inspiration:
“I just look up to Cat because she was so focused, driven, and well prepared. I aspire to be like that…”
So I guess we can all look forward to seeing more of Maan this 2019!
Maan (2nd from left) is a member of the new PMAP Board
Please watch the entire #BeautyWithAPurpose video featuring Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodriguez below and be touched with her project for the devastated City of Marawi.
But before you click, here are just a few sidelights that went into the filming of the same:
1) The part in the beginning where Katja is walking is ground zero of the Marawi Crisis. It is not safe until now since inside those houses and buildings are mines that still remain unexploded.
2) The church shown on Day 3 is the established fortress of ISIS which has an underground dwelling.
3) Katja wrote the script all by herself with just a few edits from Benj Gabitan because of the sheer length of her writings.
4) Katja thought of this even before winning Miss World Philippines. Last year, she already started raising funds from Katarina’s Closet and Bazaar which was donated to “Save The Children for Marawi”.
Below is the video of the Group 4 Head-to-Head Challenge for Miss World 2018 with Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez and the delegates from Equatorial Guinea, Iceland, Senegal, Norway and Guyana.
Now here is how you can help Katja advance to Round 2 in this segment of the competition.
Remember, November 28 (6pm Sanya time) is the deadline for voting through the four ways stated above.
Today, November 20, is the schedule of the Miss World 2018 Top Model Challenge in Sanya, China. We know how Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodgirz prepared for all the important segments of the competition. Amd this one is no exception. Still, she leaves this message for all her followers and supporters:
Hello Philippines, Hello World! I am asking for your prayers and support for today’s #MissWorld2018 Top Model Competition. I promise to make you proud my beloved country, I will do my best to win it. Maraming salamat sa inyong pagmamahal. ❤
Katarina Sonja Rodriguez
Miss World Philippines 2018
So have you supported our Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez today? Just download the MobStar app and start showing your love for our Queen!
Gown Mak Tumang
Mua: Xeng Zulueta
And while we’re at it, watch Katja’s Miss World 2018 introduction video below
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: