I am already on my way to SM Mall of Asia Arena to live-blog the Coronation Night of Miss World Philippines 2014. Watch out for continuous updates in this post as the night progresses.
Don’t expect my usual paragraphed write-ups. This will be more of an ‘as-is-where-is‘ type of commentary. Straight to the point and no frills. 😀
Update #1: On the road leading to the venue, dark clouds are everywhere. And to think that it’s supposed to be a dry evening tonight. Strong rains will definitely be pouring in my direction soon.
The stage of MWP2014. Waiting for the show to start.
Update #2: Arena is slowly filling up. No paid tickets. All free.
Arena slowly filling up.
Update #3: The place is almost filled up, at least the VIP and Lower Box sections. And I am seated right behind Mr. World Philippines 2014 John Spainhour.
Update #4: GMA Artist Julian Trono is doing a dance number first to entertain the crowds.
Update #5: The show will start in 3,2,1….with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Phill. marines, the reigning winners and the candidates.
Megan opens the show.
Opening number with the ladies
Update #6: Pageant hosts are Mikael Daez and Janine Gutierrez. Anchorpersons are Gwen Ruais and Tim Yap.
The hosts and anchorpersons
Jasper Evangelista of Solaire
Nancy Go of Bluewater Day Spa
Pen Roque of Peerless Lion
Raffy Florencio of My Diamond
Bryan Lim of Suyen Corp
German Ambassador Thomas
Atty Annette Gozon Abrogar
Francis Tolentino of MMDA
Rep. Roman Romulo (Head)
Swimsuit competition will follow…
Update #7: Among the first 13 who paraded in swimsuit, standouts are Lorraine Kendrickson, Rachel Peters, Gazini Ganados and Christine Balaguer.
Swimsuit competition complete!
Update #8: The gaps are so excruciatingly long. The production is taking forever to resume the competition. 😦
1st set of Special Awards
Miss Camsur: Valerie Weigmann
Best in Sports: Lorraine Kendrickson
Miss Photogenic: Nelda Ibe
Best in Swimsuit: Valerie Weigmann
Evening Gown Competition next…
Update #9: Standouts in first 13 of Evening Gowns are Christine Balaguer and Lorraine Kendrickson.
Standouts in second 13 of Evening Gowns are Valerie Weigmann and Nelda Ibe.
Evening Gown Competition
Waiting for the gaps to close, the ladies are just smiling endlessly.
Update #10: 2nd set of Special Awards
Miss Friendship: tie between Kristine Estoque and Christine Balaguer
Best in Fashion Runway: Valerie Weigmann
Miss Talent: Jean Marie Feliciano
Miss Sun Cellular: Kimberly Anne Sarreal
Best in Long Gown: Valerie Weigmann
Valerie is raking in the important awards
Kimberly Anne Sarreal
Priscilla Kimberly dela Cruz
Major Sponsor Awards (for the Top 13 only)
Miss Solaire: Valerie Weigmann
Miss Organique: Nelda Ibe
Miss Figlia: Valerie Weigmann
Jessie Mendez Salon Ambassador: Valerie Weigmann
Miss Reticin 2014: Valerie Weigmann
Miss Bluewater Day Spa: Valerie Weigmann
Yahoo Netizens Choice: Rachel Peters
Miss Bench: Valerie Weigmann
Top 5 Finalists
Final Special Awards
Miss Olay: Valerie Weigmann
Most Alluring by Security Bank: Rachel Peters
Miss Hana: Valerie Weigmann
Q&A up next…
Why should you be Miss World?
Summaries of their answers below
Rachel: To use this platform to help other Filipinos. If I win MWP, I would be a strong international ambassadress.
Lorraine: I have the heart to give and a mind to inspire. Im ready to take the responsibility.
Valerie: I try to live my life in putting myself in other people’s shoes. I try to live with empathy. Everyone should start an advocacy. It is truly in giving that makes us beautiful.
Nicole: I know I can make a difference. By inspiring others with my sincerity. I want to start my advocacy in education.
Nelda: I am a selfless person. I have the vision to help other people in need.
Up next, Megan’s farewell walk and announcement of winners…
4th Princess: Rachel Peters
3rd Princess: Nicole Donesa
2nd Princess: Nelda Ibe
1st Princess: Lorraine Kendrickson
Miss World Philippines 2014: