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.
Earlier at the Diplomatic Hall of Marriott Hotel Manila, Mr. World 2018 got its proper media launch with the presence of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhilar, Mister World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, MWO’s Steve Douglas, MWPO’s Arnold Vegafria and Bessie Besana and Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann.
The ssarch for the World’s Most Desirable Man – originally scheduled for a September, 2018 finals – has now been moved to January 27, 2019 at the Resorts World Manila to give the host country more time to prepare for the next edition which promises to have at least a hundred male delegates. Big number for a Male pageant!
Here are more photos from the said launch.
For more information about Mister World, you can log on to http://www.mrworld.tv.
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!
Reigning winner Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands
Starting November 10, the beautiful delegates who are set to vie for Miss Asia-Pacific International 2017 will start arriving in our shores to join Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2017 Ilene de Vera with hopes of succeeding the reigning titleholder Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands.
Over fifty (50) candidates will spend close to three (3) weeks for pre-pageant activities (in both Manila and Palawan) leading to the finals scheduled at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre of Resorts World Manila on November 29.
Here’s the official PR release from the organizers:
After a decade of hiatus, the mother of all beauty pageants in Southeast Asia is back. Last year, the official re-launching of the pageant took place in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, specifically at the renowned Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa. 22-year old stunner, Tessa Helena Le Conge from the Netherlands is the current titleholder. She bested the other international contenders with her overwhelming charm, wit and positivity. “I think nowadays it’s sad to see so much negativity in the world, because you see people don’t really respect each other. I would like to show people what you can do with a good light in your heart,” she quipped with her dazzling smile. She was joined by Chawanya Thanomwong of Thailand (1st runner up), RP’s Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan (2nd runner-up), Felicia George of Cook Islands (3rd runner up), Soyeon Kim of South Korea (4th runner-up).
Some of the candidates who will compete for Miss Asia Pacific International 2017
This year, with over fifty stunning and empowered women from all over the world, the organization has decided to bring the coronation night to the nation’s capital, Manila. With its advocacy to foster love and appreciation of cultural, physical, and spiritual diversities, Miss Asia Pacific International is set to inspire the everyone to be comfortable in their own skin and to believe that their unique and distinct traits is one of the key qualities that make them beautiful.
This year’s much-awaited pageant season is set to start with the candidates arrival in Manila on November 10, and to culminate with the Grand Coronation set to happen on the 29th at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila.
For more updates, you may check their website at http://www.asiapacificintl.com/ or follow Miss Asia Pacific International’s social media accounts (FB: Miss Asia Pacififc International, IG: @missasiapacificintl TW: @ms_asiapacific)
During last night’s Long Gown Competition of Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 held at the Citystate Tower Hotel Manila, the 15 Official Candidates walked the runway to impress the judges wearing creations from different designers from Adam Balasa to Manny Halasan to Maestro John to Paolo Blanco. The segment is an important component of the entire competition that will fill up 1/4 of the total performance score that will be added up to the crucial closed door interviews this coming Sunday at the Belmont Hotel Manila.
Announced as the 3 finalists are Danica Acuña, Fel Banaybanay and Sherlyn Doloriel. Winner will be known on Finals Night come October 10 at the Plaza of Resorts World Manila.
Here are the photos as taken by Dio de Jesus for normannorman.com:
Here are the 15 Official Candidates of Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 in their swimwear photos taken by Allen Cabs and styled by the pageant’s National Director herself Cindy Madumma. Venue was the poolside of Belmont Hotel Manila.
Tomorrow night is the Evening Gown Competition at Citystate Tower Manila in anticipation of the finals on October 10 at the Plaza of Resorts World Manila.
The blue swimsuits below are provided by Sun-Kissed Shop (@caniswim).
Angela Gene Valdez
Kristine Eiriel Nolasco
Nicole Jenice Aguilar
Jolina Ann Roque
Mary Maureen Quiambao