Unveiling of the new crown made by Manny Halasan
Darling of the Press Winners
The 42 Official Candidates of Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 were introduced to members of the media during the Press Presentation held earlier – both at the Ballroom and Poolside of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila.
In the same event, the new crown (made by Manny Halasan) was unveiled by Miss Asia Pacific International President Jacqueline Tan-Sainz and reigning winner Tessa Le Conge.
Voted as Darling of the Press is a surprised Hasini Samuel of Sri Lanka, followed by Aylasha Ramrachia of Mauritius and Vuong Thanh Tuyem of Vietnam.
The candidates will be brought to Palawan for the Swimsuit Competition at Sheridan Resort, with Boracay as another stop at Sheridan Villas. Finals will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on November 29.
My early favorites are Brazil, Cook Islands, Honduras, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Philippines, Suriname and Vietnam.
My ten early favorites for Miss Asia Pacific International 2017
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)
Last year’s winners headed by titleholder Tessa Le Conge (center)
Time does fly so fast. It was only towards the last quarter of 2016 when Miss Asia-Pacific International
was beautifully revived by the organizers of Mutya ng Pilipinas with a Dutch-Indonesian representative from the Netherlands named Tessa Le Conge being proclaimed as the winner during the finals at the scenic Sheridan Resort and Spa in Palawan.
For 2017, the search has now started with the different country partners getting ready with their respective contests, just as the annual Mutya ng Pilipinas will also be in full swing beginning next week.
Watch out for the full coverages of normannorman.com for these two pageants.
Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands in Palawan’s Sheridan Resort and Spa
In the meantime, please watch the crowning moment of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2016
courtesy of Miss Asia Pacific Intl
Miss Netherlands wins MAPI2016
Tessa Helena Le Conge of the Netherlands 🇳🇱 (center, above photo) was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 at @sheridanresorts. Her court includes (from left to right): 4th Runner-Up Soyeon Kim of South Korea 🇰🇷, 2nd Runner-Up Ganiel Krishnan @ganielkrish of the Philippines 🇵🇭, 1st Runner-Up Chawanya Thanomwong of Thailand 🇹🇭 and 3rd Runner-Up Felicia George of Cook Islands 🇨🇰
Miss Asia-Pacific 1993 Michelle Aldana and Marc Nelson hosted the finals.
Congratulations to all the winners!