Sophia Ng of Hong Kong was finally crowned Miss Global 2018 after the extra long pageant proceedings held last night at the Newport Performing Arts Theater inside Resorts World Manila. Her court includes 1st Runner-Up Amber Lynn Bernachi of Canada, 2nd Runner-Up Tamila Khodjaeva of Uzbekistan, 3rd Runner-Up Seydina Allen of Haiti and 4th Runner-Up Pamela Lee Urbina of the USA.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Here are the winners of last night’s big event at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila:
Mr and Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018:
George Reylor de Lumen of Marikina City and Nicole Miñano of Caloocan City
Mr & Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines:
Christopher Joshua Ibañez of Tagaytay City and Juvel Mangubat Ducay of Bantayan Island, Cebu
Mr & Miss Hannah’s Tourism Ambassador:
Gerome Bongco of Quezon City and Kylah Sanchez of Liloan, Cebu
Nicole will now represent the country in the inaugural edition of Miss Hannah’s World Tourism which will be held come September, while George will also get the chance to do an international male competition to be announced soon and which should take place in the first quarter of 2019.
Judges include Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss Thailand Earth 2017 Paweensuda Drouin, Peachy Veneracion of Miss Earth and Miss Earth Philippines, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo of Mutya ng Pilipinas, basketball star Ricci Rivero and Col. Ricardo L. Nolasco Jr. among others.
Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and TV personality Robi Domingo hosted the finals, with Miss Global Philippines 2016 CJ Hirro as commentator.
Just as I predicted, Francielly Ouriques of Brazil outperformed 41 other delegates to win Miss Asia-Pacific International 2017 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. She was crowned by last year’s Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands.
Her court includes 1st Runner-Up Acacia Walker of New Zealand (who gave the Brazilian a big run for the win going into the final deliberation), 2nd Runner-Up Valeria Cardona of Honduras, 3rd Runner-Up Morgan Doelwijt of the Netherlands and 4th Runner-Up Ilene de Vera of the Philippines.
It was really tight between Francielly and Acacia since the former had limited facility in English as compared to the latter’s fluid articulation of thoughts. But since this pageant focuses less on endless speaking engagements and more on beauty tourism/cultural diversity, the kind-hearted South American lass nosed out the Kiwi in the endgame.
Congratulations to all winners!
My Top 15 in their National Costumes
My Top 15 in their Swimsuit Photos
From among the 42 Official Candidates of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2017, I will go straight to the point and present to you my Top 8 ladies – the ones who fit the bill as the winner of this year’s edition and be the successor of Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands. There are actually a few more deserving of inclusion in the magic circle, but these are the performers I have strong gut-feel for as being the eventual winner – with four of them being runners-up as well:
Lydia Simonis-Tariu of Cook Islands may be 8th on the list but she is the one I reckon could give a welcome surprise for the top spot, much like Davina Bennett of Jamaica in Miss Universe. She is the Face of this batch, but I want her to shine more in the finals and prove her crown-worthiness against my top choice Francielly Ouriques of Brazil who is a commanding Goddess of a favorite at this point, much like Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa in Miss Universe. Not surprisingly, the South African in this batch – Chanelle Soncini – is also a fierce contender and could upend the others if the breaks go her way. Miss Philippines Ilene de Vera is a shoo-in for the Top 5 for me, not just because she is wearing that sash. She really delivered when it mattered most.
That leaves Acacia Walker of New Zealand, Valeria Cardona of Honduras, Francisca Wong Loi Sing of Suriname and Vuong Thanh Tuyem of Vietnam fighting for the final spot.
I would be happy with any one of my top picks claiming the victory in tomorrow night’s Finals at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
Best of luck, ladies!
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Just so you know, tickets for Mister International 2015 have started to go on sale at Ticketworld
. Do click on the various images in this post or the link I just highlighted prior. This is your chance to see the assembly of the most distinctively handsome delegates from fifty (50) countries in one big stage as they vie for the title currently being held by our very own Neil Perez.
You can also show your support for your favorite contestants by visiting the Philippines later this month to watch the big event that will take place at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on November 30.
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Mister International 2015 on November 30 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila
It will definitely be a Mister International-filled month for the second half of November when the foreign delegates of the male pageant’s 2015 edition will be arriving in the country for the 10th staging of the same.
By November 16, the candidates will start coming in with a Press Presentation scheduled just a couple of days after. And then, everyone will hie off to Ilocos Norte for the National Costume Competition and Provincial Tour from November 20-24. By the time they return to Manila, the Preliminary Competition will take place at One Esplanade end route to the finals on the 30th at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
The Mister International 2015 National Costume Competition will be hosted in Ilocos Norte from November 20-24
Meanwhile, the Preliminary Competition of Mister International 2015 will be held at One Esplanade on November 27
It will definitely be a busy hunk-filled November! So watch out for more announcements about Mister International 2015. 😉
Left to right: 1st RU Julee Bourgoin, Mutya Overseas Communities Nina Robertson, Mutya Asia Pacific Leren Mae Bautista, Mutya Tourism International Janela Joy Cuaton and 2nd RU Brenna Gamboa (Photo credit: Dennis Natividad)
Interestingly enough, the top two titles of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 were ‘somehow split’ by the country’s top beauty camps. Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2015 is Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna who has been ‘fleetingly guided’ by Aces&Queens but officially trained and managed by Ghune Katigbak (of Ara Arida fame
). Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2015 went to Janela Joy Cuaton of Doha, Qatar who is a product of Kagandahang Flores. The third title, a special one, was awarded to Nina Robertson of the Filipino Community of Australia. She is Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2015.
Julee Bourgoin of Cagayan de Oro City was named 1st Runner Up, with Brenna Cassandra getting Gamboa 2nd Runner-Up.
Congratulations, ladies! 🙂
Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2015 Leren Mae Bautista (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2015 Janela Joy Cuaton (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2015 Nina Robertson (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)