Photos from the BYS Avant Garde Holiday Presentation featuring the Miss World Philippines 2018 Official Candidates held last night at the Atrium of Resorts World Manila.
This event will serve as the Fashion Challenge of the competition.
Photos by Edmund Ong Chua #missworldphilippines2018
Yesterday’s Press Presentation of Miss World Philippines 2018 at the Vestibule Bar of Resorts World Manila was made more lively with the presence of fan groups who actively cheered for their favorites. Aside from a big turnout from members of the media, the supporters of popular joiners Katarina Rodriguez, Pearl Hung and Kim de Guzman were allowed entry. And it really made the proceedings even more unique as compared to the other national pageants.
National Director Arnold Vegafria even hinted during the open mic session that they are in negotiations for two (2) more international pageant franchise that would effectively raise the number of crowned winners to six (6). Between now and the first week of October, he stated that the new titles will be known through their social media page.
General Manager Bessie Besana proudly announced the talent qualifiers as well – Alyssa Alvarez, Danica Reynes, Angeline Santos, Kimi Mugford, Crystal Freedman, Rose Murphy and Paulina Labayo.
And as expected, the loudest cheers were reserved for Katarina Rodriguez who was visibly elated with the presence of her loyal support group.
Finals will be held at the MOA Arena on October 7. But before that date, the ladies will have several pre-pageant activities including a trip to El Nido, Palawan for the Swimsuit and Beach Beauty competitions, a Charity Gala where the Talent Finalists will perform and numerous public appearances for sponsors and the charity beneficiary of the organization.
More about Miss World Philippines 2018 soon!
Last May 12, he was crowned Mr Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018 at the Resorts World Manila. And as promised, he will represent the country in an international competition.
Officially now, the 23 Year-old 6’1” George Reylor de Lumen is Mister Universal Ambassador Philippines 2018 and will represent the country in this year’s edition of the male pageant in Jaipur, India this coming November.
More updates about his preparations for the big mission up ahead soon!
Photo credit: Raymond Cauilan / HMUA: Lenard Vasquez
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!