The candidates of Mr World 2019 had a fun and emotional time at Tuloy Foundation where they had an audience with Founder Fr. Rockie Evangelista who served as an inspiration for all the guys who now look up to him as a role model to follow in their respective countries. Ms Julia Morley of MWO plus Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de León and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle joined in the activity as well.
Below are more photos from the event.
69 Official Candidates were presented to members of the media in the Mr World 2019 Press Presentation at the Versailles Tent of Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Two more delegates will arrive tomorrow to complete the final roster of 71.
Standouts are the representatives of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Thailand, England, Dominican Republic, Austria (who’s half-Flipino), Kenya, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Philippines.
Julia Morley of MWO attended the event along with reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon and former titleholder Stephanie del Valle.
Below is a video of their introductions:
Watch the video below taken during the Presscon for reigning Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon. In it, she admitted that Miss World is no longer a pageant and has become something so much more than just the competition to select the most beautiful.
Now I fully understand why Vanessa won Miss World 2018. She has this very engaging and articulate self that makes you want to ask her a lot of questions. Of course, it’s a given that she is so beautiful up close and personal.
I have no world-ly idea why the hosting of Miss World 2019 returned to London from the originally-announced Thailand. Maybe some crucial talks bogged down in the process of making some compromises in the production itself. I’m not sure. The deal fell through somewhere between the announcement and the actual planning, methinks.
Watch the guesting of Julia Morley and reigning titleholder Vanessa Ponce de Leon on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan.
The four winning pillars of pageantry in 2018:
Catriona Gray – Miss Universe
Vanessa Ponce de León – Miss World
Mariem Claret Velazco – Miss International
Nguyễn Phương Khánh – Miss Earth
Indeed, this is the year split between Asians and Latinas in international beauty competitions. If you consider the rest of the other pageants like Miss Supranational (Puerto Rico), Miss Grand International(Paraguay), Miss Tourism International (Indonesia), Miss Asia Pacific International (Philippines), Miss Eco International (Philippines), The Miss Globe (China), Reina Hispanoamericana (Venezuela), Miss United Continents (México) and more, you’ll see what I mean.
As 2018 comes to a close, let us look forward to an even more exciting 2019 with the opening salvo being the 47th Miss Intercontinental next month.
Happy New Year to all of you, my dear readers!
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de León of Mexico (center) with 1st Runner-Up Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan of Thailand (3rd from left) who is also Miss World Asia-Oceania. The other continental winners are Miss World Africa Quiin Abenayko of Uganda, Miss World Europe Maria Vasilevich of Belarus, Miss World Caribbean Kadijah Robinson of Jamaica and Miss World Americas Solaris Barba of Panama (who effectively replaced Vanessa after she won)
Vanessa Ponce de León of Mexico wins Miss World 2018.
Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan of Thailand is 1st Runner-Up.
Although no 2nd Runner-Up was formally announced, it was reported that Quiin Abenayko of Uganda placed 3rd overall.
Continental Queen Winners:
Miss World Europe – Maria VASILEVICH (Belarus)
Miss World Caribbean – Kadijah ROBINSON (Jamaica)
Miss World Americas – Solaris BARBA (Panama)
Miss World Africa – Quiin ABENAKYO (Uganda)
Miss World Asia and Oceania – Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN (Thailand)