35 “Worldly” Beauties vie Miss World Philippines 2017 Crowns
Report: Raymund Thom Golez | Managing Editor
Photos: Jerry Ilao | Official Photographer
Image credit: Joy Arguil
TAMPA, Florida – The 35 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017 were officially presented to the Philippine media on Monday, August 7, at the New World Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.
Under the leadership of the new Miss World franchise-holder, Arnold Vegafria, a bigger and better national search is what awaits the candidates. Vegafria took over the franchise from Cory Quirino as the Philippines’ national director early this year. Quirino held the national directorship from 2011 to 2016.
The road to the crown started weeks ago after the final screening has been done, and here are 35 gorgeous women who would battle out for the prestigious title: 1-Shawntel Michole Cruz, 2-Veronica Villones, 3-Glyssa Leian Perez, 4-Rose Flores, 5-Kacie Lyn Fajardo, 6-Jona Sweett, 7-Jane Darren Genobisa, 8-Faye Deveza, 9-Teresita Ssen Marquez, 10-Leidda Paulette Babasanta, 11-Gabriela Ortega, 12-Henna Kaizelle Nicole Cajandig, 13-Kathryn Cudiamat, 14-Cristina Marie Coloma, 15 Laura Victoria Lehmann, 16-Ethel Abellanosa, 17-Angelica Burgos, 18-Christine Angel Alvaira, 19-Joanna Marie Rabe, 20-Trizha Ocampo, 21-Netania Deveza, 22-Chelsea Anne Manalo, 23-Princess Laureano, 24-Zara Carbonell, 25-Discery Karen Dela, 26-Janela Joy Cuaton, 27-Ella Eiveren Lubag, 28-Shiela Reyes, 29-Krystle Anne Ongjanco, 30-Kathleen Gomez, 31-Jeanyfer Ozbot, 32- Cynthia Thomalla, 33-Noelle Uy-Tuazon, 34-Andrea Poliquit, and 35-Sofia Senoron.
Aside from the Miss World Philippines title, the organization will also be awarding Miss ECO Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, and Miss Multinational.
New pre-pageant activities that will serve as a ‘fast-track’ for candidates has also been introduced, namely Brand Fashion Show; Charity Gala Night; Sports Challenge; Beach Beauty; and Charity Day.
The Miss World Philippines 2017 coronation night will be held on September 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines and will be telecast on GMA Network on the same night.