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The 2017 pageant season isn’t quite over yet since Katarina Rodriguez has yet to compete in her respective pageant assignment but since Miss Intercontinental 2017 edition is still slated for a January 2018 staging in Egypt, the buzz about the prospective queens next year is getting louder and louder especially after the lackluster results we’ve got from Miss World, Miss International and the Miss Universe pageant.
Photo from Catriona Gray’s Instagram
This early, we’ve been hearing one particular name that pageant fans and pundits are dying to see make a “comeback” and strut at the Binibining Pilipinas stage. It is none other than the top five finisher of the Miss World 2016 – Catriona Gray.
I for one is a big fan and couldn’t wait to see her win the most coveted title in the Binibining Pilipinas – the Miss Universe Philippines. She’s just so beautiful and smart that if we end up hosting the pageant next year – I’ve no doubt that she may end up winning the fourth Miss Universe crown for the country if she would decide, of course to truly participate in the nationals and (hopefully) bag the top plum.
Back in 2013, I’ve written a similar piece about Megan Young’s “supposed” intent to participate in the Golden edition of the Binibining Pilipinas. Her (again) “supposed” disqualification in joining the national pageant turns out to be a blessing in disguised as she went on to win the Miss World Philippines giving her a chance to represent the Philippines in Miss World 2013 where she end up winning the title, thus becoming the first winner of the blue crown in the country.
As of the moment, Catriona and her camp (the Aces & Queens – the same beauty camp of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, 2013 Miss World Megan Young and 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa) are keeping mum about her plans but it’s still very early to release a statement ofcourse since the Miss Universe was just held a week ago in Vegas! For now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed!
I’ve just heard the disheartening news that Kim Ross Delos Santos was disqualified from competing at this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition. She apparently had sexy test shots from the past, which didn’t really fit into the criteria of the organization. Seriously, this “criteria” is hindering worthy joiners of the pageants.
In 2013, Megan Young was apparently disqualified to join the pageant because of her Rogue magazine photoshoot – and mind you, that is not in any way a “porn” publication and look at what happened, she ended up winning the Miss World beauty pageant that same year so that is definitely a blessing in disguise. I also remember the case of Grendel Alvarado a few years back when she was disqualified along with a fellow Philippines’ Next Top Model alum because of their nude shoot during the show; And that shoot was for Breast Cancer Awareness mind you!
There are also tons of similar cases in the past and I think it’s high time for the organization to really change their rules or at least be clear about what is REALLY ALLOWED and what is NOT. I know that rules are made for a reason but let’s take Megan’s Rogue’s shoot for example, does it violate the morality clause of the Binibining Pilipinas criteria? Does it affect the name of the pageant at large? Then why did Miss World Philippines readily accepted her application and even went on to crown her? I mean, cmon’ people – we’re wasting these beautiful Filipinas for what? Nothing – just way too dated views about morality.
I really do hope that Kim will be given due process or at least a broad explanation on why she was disqualified in the first place. Binibining Pilipinas, please – say something about this issue and don’t just keep mum about it like this is nothing at all to fuzz about. Banat naman kayo diyan!
This was the picture that cause her disqualification, apparently which I found via pageant site Misossology
What are your thoughts about the picture and her disqualification?
Here’s (still) reigning Miss World Megan Young gracing the cover of Rogue Magazine’s December 2014 Entertainment Issue. Now, that’s Megan showing all kinds of sexy. Really, she’s the best Miss World ever! *wink*
Speaking of Miss World, current Miss World Philippines and now competing in London Valerie Weigmann also made the cover back in April 2011 as the magazine’s cover girl for their first sport’s issue.
images via rogue ph
Val during the Top Model Event
via The Emerald
Here’s what Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann wore during the Top Model fast track event of the on-going Miss World 2014 in London.
Val for the World Designer Award representing a creation from Michael Cinco via missworld.com
This yellow ball gown was designed by Michael Cinco. Reigning Miss World Megan Young won this fast track event last year in Bali.
Trivia: Back in 2012, Michael Cinco’s creation for Queenerich Rehman won the World Designer Award.
Update: Unfortunately, Val was not part of the Top 20 finalists for the Top Model Event. Based on recent Miss World trends, making an impression in this fast track event is a good indication of making it very far in the competition but I think it’s too early to tell that this would prevent Val from getting ahead since there are still fast track events in store for the girls plus the all-important judges one-on-one interview. Let’s just keep supporting Valerie and pray that she’d do all throughout the competition 🙂
Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann left for London last November 20 to compete for this year’s edition of Miss World where fellow Filipina Megan Young is the current title holder. Valerie knows that there’s pressure for her to continue the winning streak of the country in the said pageant and it looks like she’s up for the challenge to make it a back-to-back win for the Philippines.
So here’s what she is up to so far in London – the host city this year and also the home base of the Miss World Organization.
Valerie during the MW arrival dinner with fellow delegates
Upon arrival… she’s looking mighty pretty here.
She’s roommate with Miss Germany Egzonita Ala – with Valerie being half-German, I’m sure they would really hit it off big time.
Here’s one of her #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) post
Silk Floral Dress by Eric Delos Santos and Shoes by Jojo Bragais
Valerie’s DOTW Costume
And here’s Valerie’s costume for Dances Of The World segment of the pageant. I’m hoping she’d be chosen to perform during the said segment.
And here’s one of the gowns she’ll be wearing for the Formal Evening Gown competition (this maybe for Top Model segment or the World Fashion Designer segment they used to have)
Valerie’s Gown from Michael Cinco
Ooh, she just had her 25th birthday yesterday so Happy Birthday Val!!! Here’s to hoping that you’d win the crown again!!!
photos via Miss World Philippines FB Page / Michael Cinco / missworld.com
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Tagged Egzonita Ala, Megan Young, Michael Cinco, Miss World, Miss World Philippines, Miss World Philippines 2014, Valerie Weigmann
Yulia Alipova representing the city of Balakovo became the successor of Elmira Abrazakova as she was crowned the new Miss Russia. Alipova will be representing Russia in both Miss World and Miss Universe this year.
Both reigning Miss World Megan Young and Miss Universe Gabriela Isler were part of the judging panel and assisted in the crowning of the new Miss Russia.
via Raffa Indo·
Birthday girl and reigning Miss World Megan Young is currently enjoying her time in Russia as she is about to crown the new Miss Russia on March 1, Saturday during the pageant’s coronation night. Megan will be joined by reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler from Venezuela. Since 2007, the winner of Miss Russia represents her country in both Miss Universe and Miss World.
Megan with Miss Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova
during a press conference, the reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, Miss Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova and Miss World 2013 Megan Young
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, Miss Russia 2013 Elmira Abdrazakova and Miss World 2013 Megan Young
As the first woman from the Philippines to ever win the Miss World title, Megan Young’s name will forever be remembered by every Filipino – “the best pageant fans in the world”
photo used via Megan Young’s twitter
Today, the reigning Miss World is celebrating her 24th birthday and what better way to celebrate it than re-living her winning moment as the 2013 Miss World! We love you Megan!!!
via Huy Minh
A beauty without boundaries
Miss World 2013 Megan Young is looking ethereally beautiful headlining the first month of 2014 for Mega Magazine! Truly, Megan is one in a million!
Miss World 2013 Megan Young tops the list of People of the Year by People Asia in their 14th anniversary edition. Young made history this year as the first Filipina to snag the Miss World beauty title in the beautiful city of Bali in Indonesia.
Other notable “People” on the list includes Nora Aunor, Kuh Ledesma, Chot Reyes and Cory Vidanes to name a few.
Be sure to check this out!