Miss World Philippines 2021 to be held on July 25th at Okada Manila

Photos by Jezreel Colangoy

As the entire nation slowly eases back to a semblance of normalcy, the Miss World Philippines (MWP) Organization welcomes the year with a renewed sense of hope, optimism and looks forward to resuming its annual festivities which were temporarily put on hold last year because of the global pandemic.

Forty-five candidates selected from over 300 applicants made the grade for this year’s batch pf aspirants who will vie for seven crowns during the coronation night on July 25.

Aside from the coveted Miss World Philippines title, the other crowns include: Miss Supranational Philippines, Miss Eco Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Tourism Philippines, Miss Environment Philippines and Miss Eco Teen Philippines.

This year’s candidates (arranged by number) are:

1) Lea Macapagal

2) Ria Angelique Pena Siozon

3) Joy Barcoma

4) Janelle Lewis

5) Pauline Robles

6) Shaila Rebortera

7) Donna Marie Jan Balaoro

8) Emmanuelle Vera

9) Ambriel Pascual

10) Michelle Arceo

11) Megan Deen Campbell

12) Natasha Jung

13) Sade Nicha

14) Gwen Fourniol

15) Mika Leonardo

16) Anne de Mesa

17) Dannah Joy Tempra

18) Tatyana Alexi Austria

19) Asha Gutierrez

20) Kyle Celine Dorado

21) Kim Panaligan Babao

22) Dindi Pajares

23) Shannen Manzano

24) Andrea Sulangi

25) Danica Theresa Dilla

26) Jo-Ann dela Torre Flores

27) Trisha Martinez

28) Ruffa Nava

29) Ann Palmares

30) Julie Tarrayo

31) Riana Agatha Pangindian

32) Divina Marie Ortiz Villanueva

33) Reziah Angelica Datu Famorcan

34) Maricollin Halili Ramirez

35) Mary Rose Andal Guiral

36) Tracy Maureen Perez

37) Rachel-Anne Valera

38) Kathleen Paton

39) Kimberly Cimafranca

40) Dane Mayo

41) Samela Aubrey Godin

42) Mara Ruiz

43) Ganiel Krishnan

44) Sherenade Anne Gonzales

45) Esel Ponce

The candidates were initially presented to the pageant media last May 20 at the Miss World Philippines 2021 official residence, Red Hotel, and have since been kept busy with the organization’s string of Fast Track pre-pageant activities, including the Sports Challenge held last July 1 at the Tyro Sorta Shooting Range in San Simon, Pampanga, where the girls tested their marksmanship skills and their athletic agility, strength and endurance at the obstacle course. Ten finalists were also chosen during the Talent auditions held Wednesday, July 14, also at Red Hotel.

Some of the candidates were also present during the contract signing press conference between MWP and its major sponsor, Artopian Internationale, a multi-level marketing company specializing in health and wellness products, last June 24 at Annabel’s Restaurant in T. Morato Ave., Quezon City.

The other forthcoming Fast Track Challenges include: Head to Head, Talent, National Costume, Beach Beauty, Mutimedia Challenge, Top Model, Charity, Goodwill and Beauty With A Purpose.

Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria is thankful and greatly excited for this year’s batch of aspiring queens. He says, “It’s reassuring to know that we’ve all gotten through the worst of the last year’s crisis and are slowly but surely making our way back to normalcy. We are glad to be back on track this year with a very promising batch of Filipina beauties, and I am confident that we can replicate, if not surpass, the winning streak that we had in 2017.”

Through all of its pre-pageant sorties as well as well as the coronation night, the Miss World Philippines organization will do its utmost best in upholding existing IATF and DOH social distancing protocol and other stringent safety measures in light of the ongoing pandemic.

The Miss World Philippines 2021 pageant is presented by Red Hotel and Artopian Internationale, with major sponsors Okada Manila, BENCH, Bench Body, Tyro Sorta, Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic, BlueWater Day Spa, Teviant, SHEIN, and Silka. Minor sponsors are Tanduay, WeTV, Upstream, GAOC, Procter and Gamble, HouseCall MD, Forro Hairstyling, Shoepatos, HM Transport, and StyleIt.PH.

The Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night will be telecast via GMA-7 on July 25, 2021, 10:30pm.


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