Fermira Dianne Ramos of Zambales and Beatrice Valente of Milan, Italy copped the two highest titles during the lavish finals last night at The Theater at Solaire. They are now Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 and Miss Republic of the Philippines International 2015, respectively, and are the proud first-wearers of the gold crowns that are considered to be the most expensive in any national beauty pageant in the country ever. They have also been awarded scholarship grants of their own choice which they can take during or after their reigns as such.
Composing their royal court are Miss RP Luzon Joselle Mariano of Cavite, Miss RP Visayas Sheila Marie Reyes of Valenzuela City and Miss RP Mindanao Christie Rose Cequeña of Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.
It was a pageant that prides itself in having some of the most articulate candidates, with a roster of Top 15 Semifinalists who nailed their individual Q&A portions with such impressive answers that made it doubly hard for the judges to trim down the group to just the Top 5.
The five ladies in the magic circle will now be busy promoting Philippine Tourism as the two top titleholders will be traveling to different Filipino Communities abroad to promote visits to key local destinations. The Runners-Up will alternatively accompany them in the scheduled travels.
Congratulations to all ladies, and also to CEO Lynette Padolina, Mila Imson of Kitsilver Jewelries and the Vatican Fashion Museum (which is responsible for the beautiful Philippine Ternos worn by all the candidates) for a successful staging of the big event. 🙂