Report: Arvin Cabachete | Writer & Correspondent
Photos: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor
Eight days after Sophia Senoron’s successful campaign in Miss Multinational pageant, the 18-year old newly crowned queen met the members of the press during her homecoming press conference yesterday, March 6, at Annabel’s T. Morato, Garden A Function Room.
“Thank you everyone who supported me during my pageant. Sobrang na appreciate ko mga messages sa social media. It really helps with my self-esteem and probably would not have done it if I didn’t know na maraming taong sumusuporta sa akin more than the Miss World Pilippines Organization and my MWP sisters but the entire Philippines as well,” Senoron said as she addressed the media.
Senoron added, “I owe this crown to everyone out there.”
Also in attendance during the press conference are the core members of Miss World Philippines (MWP) Organization and some of its reigning queens namely: Arnold Vegafria (National Director), Bessie Bessana (General Manager), Cynthia Thomalla (Miss Eco Philippines 2017) and Glyssa Perez (Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess).
Arnold Vegafria also shared to the media what made Senoron the first ever winner of Miss Multinational pageant.
“This is another victory for our country. It was a good experience. I was there when it happened when she was crowned as Miss Multinational. It is a very hard and difficult competition. It is not only beauty pageant. It is more of intelligence. It’s like you are defending a thesis. It’s a defend type of competition,” Vegafria said to the media.
“I witness their pre-pageant. All of them are deserving. All of them are beautiful and intelligent but Sophia talaga ang nagpakita ng gilas when it comes to intelligence. The competition is more on question and answer. There are three rounds. And prior to that there is a debate, battle of speech. It’s like a reality show na you don’t know what will happened. The competition is more Q&A, one on one interview and intelligence,” Vegafria added.
“The organization is looking for an ambassador to represent the multi racial, multi religion of different countries,” shared Vegafria.
Vegafria also thanked the media who supported the MWP Organization and Sophia’s journey to the pageant.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported Sophia specially the time na natalo tayo sa social media. Thank you dahil biglang nag top ang Philippines sa social media,” Vegafria addressed to the media.
Senoron’s MWP sisters also made their congratulatory piece to the new queen.
“I’m very proud of you. Actually during the pageant I was so scared because I had no updates, no live streaming. I’m really proud of you and keep it up,” Miss Eco Philippines 2017 Cynthia Thomalla’s message to Senoron.
“Like Cynthia (Thomalla) said, we are very proud of you. You made everyone proud. The fact that you are only 18 and wow I just find it amazing. You are beautiful and intelligent. You have the whole package. I’m so blessed that I’m able to get to know you,” Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess Glyssa Perez Perez’s special message to Senoron.
Last February 26, Senoron defeated 12 other women competing in the inaugural edition of Miss Multinational pageant in India. Aside from the crown, she also won special awards such as Miss Environment and Miss Speech. She arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 last March 5 via Malaysia Airlines.
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