32 Vie for the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 Crown!
Miss Tourism World Philippines is on it’s 2nd year and it’s exciting to see this pageant grow! For those of you who are not familiar with MTWP, they hold an annual search for beautiful Filipinas who can truly embody the nation’s tourism motto: It’s more fun in the Philippines!
Last year, I had the honor of being a judge during the pre-pageant and long gown competition. This year, I might be judging again, but this time, on coronation night on May 17, 2013 at the AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Thewinner of the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 title will represent the Philippines in the Miss Tourism World 2013 in Equatorial Guinea in Central South Africa in October 2013.
(How I envy the winner! Going to Equatorial Guinea in Central South Africa sounds like a major, major adventure for any beuaty queen!)
Below are some of last year’s winners:
Joy Marie Gangan (in the middle above) is the pride and joy of Miss Tourism World Philippines. As last year’s special awardee (she won the Best Model title) she earned the right to represent the Philippines in the Best Model of the World 2012 which was held in Istanbul, Turkey. And Joy Marie Gangan came back home with the Best Asia Model 2012 title besting all the other contestants from same continent.
It was sad though not to see last year’s main winner, Meryl Angeline King. She was reportedly dethroned, albeit quietly. I heard talk from insiders that she broke certain agreements with MTWP. If this story is true, I hope Meryl finds her way back into the good graces of MTWP and learns a lessons from it all…
CORRECTION: Regarding Meryl Angeline King, she was not dethroned!! There were some issues between her and the pageant organizers but they have ironed things out and she will be crowing the winner on pageant night. I am so very happy to hear this good piece of news which came directly from Angeline herself who contacted me when she read this blog. Thanks Angeline for clarifying the matter, I appreciate it!
And now, lets take a look at the 32 girls who hope to win the Miss Tourism World Philippines 2013 title:
(Names are not yet complete, there were some last minute changes in the line-up of the girls and it affected their numbering. I’ll complete the names as soon as MTWP sends me the correct list of contestants. Thanks for understanding!)
20) Diana Qeblawi – 23 yo – 5’7″ – Pampanga (Photo taken down upon request.)