It was early 2017 when TV host and character Cory Quirino relinquished the Miss World (MW) franchise after six years.
Many Pinoy pageant followers then aired their fear it would have an effect on the nation’s unbroken successful streak within the prestigious competitors.
Now, the speculations and dread in regards to the destiny of Miss World Philippines (MWP) has been put to an finish as the brand new National Director Arnold Vegafria guarantees to make this 12 months’s pageant higher, larger and bolder.
In an interview, Vegafria assured the MWP 2017 will redeem the Filipino’s sense of delight and patriotism as a nation.
“I look forward to continuing our mission of uplifting the image of the Filipina in the global pageant circuit,” he mentioned.
Vegafria revealed that apart from the principle crown and two princesses, this 12 months’s pageant will unveil three new titles specifically Miss Eco Philippines, Reina Hispano Americana Filipinas and Miss Multinational.
“This means that our future winners will have more chances making it to some of the world’s prestigious competitions all across the globe,” he maintained.
More, the place the MWP coronation night time was held in smaller venues in earlier years, this time it is going to be on the Mall of Asia Arena on Sept. three. They may also unveil a brand new crown designed by Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
In a separate interview, Young mentioned she collaborated with a famend jeweler to create the MWP crown. She talked about it is going to be sleeker, extra elegant and in tune with the MW coloration motif (blue and silver).
“I have the final say in the design, naks,” she joked.
The new MWP theme tune is by R&B singers Jay-R and Kris Lawrence backed by a full orchestra and a kids’s choir.
Helping Vegafria with the pageant is the newly-appointed MWP General Manager Bessie Besana. He is an up-and-coming designer and long-time pageant coach.
Beauty with a purpose
Vegafria believes he is not only staging a magnificence pageant. He mentioned the charity part is an important factor to perform as a national director.
Beyond all the wonder and glamour, Vegafria mentioned he’ll proceed his advocacy for peace, goodwill and understanding.
“This is all about beauty with a purpose. Just in case, people don’t know, this tagline distinguished Miss World to other pageants,” he maintained.
Vegafria is inviting all former titleholders and candidates who competed at Miss World (no matter franchise) to hitch them in preserving the legacy of Miss World Philippines.
According to him, the presence of the earlier queens ensures the continuity of a good looking sisterhood, believing they aren’t solely magnificence queens but additionally people who need to assist different individuals.
“Malakas ang pakiramdam ko na we can find another Filipina beauty who can excel and who can surpass Megan Young’s historic feat but beyond that, the most important thing is their drive to help other people, ’yung puso niya for the organization itself,” he mentioned.
Vegafria revealed that for this 12 months’s MW pageant, the group has chosen the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center as its beneficiary, with specific give attention to the care and rehabilitation of its indigent pediatric sufferers.
This 12 months’s MWP pageant can be extra thrilling as Vegafria introduced that six former queens will play a giant function within the competitors.
They are Gwendolyn Ruais (MW first Princess and MWP 2011), Queenierich Rehman (Semifinalist and MWP 2012), Valerie Weigmann (MW Quarter Finalist and MWP 2014), Hillarie Parungao (Semifinalist and MWP 2015), Catriona Gray (MW third runner-up and MWP 2015) and Young, herself.
The women can be a part of the screening committee. They may also assist in coaching the long run MWP winners.
Asked what are the qualities they’re on the lookout for within the subsequent title holder, Young mentioned somebody who’s prepared to satisfy the tasks wholeheartedly.
“For me, siyempre nandu’n na ’yung mabait na tao dapat talaga. Someone who loves doing charity and drive and passion is already there na talaga,” the wonder queen mentioned. “Parang it’s more of ‘This is job and I’m going to do my job way better than any of the past queens.’”
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