Miss World Philippines 2013 Screening Extended! Plus Exclusive Photos!


Group shot with Cory Quirino and previous MWP winners...

Group shot with Cory Quirino and previous MWP winners…

Today (July 23, 2013) was supposed to be the final screening of Miss World Philippines 2013 but ABQ got some good news. According to MWP National Director Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines is adding one more screening day: Monday, July 29, 2013 at Solaire. Several groups from the provinces are asking for an extension to give their girls time to travel to Manila.

ABQ had the honor of sitting on the screening panel and meeting 21 lovelies who hope to enter the official list of candidates of Miss World Philippines 2013. Here are photos from the event…

L-R #1 Roselle Marie Ferrer, #2 Mariel Guinto Olea, #3 Frances Claire Vintola, #4 Mary Lyssa Abayon, #5 Karla Patricia Alas

L-R #1 Roselle Marie Ferrer, #2 Mariel Guinto Olea, #3 Frances Claire Vintola, #4 Mary Lyssa Abayon, #5 Karla Patricia Alas

L-R #6 Ruth Danao, #7 Patricia Angela Apolinar, #8 Omarie Linn Osuna, #9 Melanie Barret, #10 KC Cajandig

L-R #6 Ruth Danao, #7 Patricia Angela Apolinar, #8 Omarie Linn Osuna, #9 Melanie Barret, #10 KC Cajandig

L-R #11 Princesslyn Dignadice, #12 Megan Lynne Young, #13 Patricia Lae Ejercitado, #14 Ria Rabajante, #15 Jennyline Carla Malpaya

L-R #11 Princesslyn Dignadice, #12 Megan Lynne Young, #13 Patricia Lae Ejercitado, #14 Ria Rabajante, #15 Jennyline Carla Malpaya

L-R #16 Jennifer Hammond, #17 Khadija Nasser, #18 Samantha Mae Bernardo, #19 Aikah Dindah, #20 Pia Kamil Ochengco, #21 Ma. Lily Teresa Salazar

L-R #16 Jennifer Hammond, #17 Khadija Nasser, #18 Samantha Mae Bernardo, #19 Aikah Dindah, #20 Pia Kamil Ochengco, #21 Ma. Lily Teresa Salazar

Some of the judges who screened the ladies - L-R Gwendoline Ruais, Queenierich Rehman, Cory Quirino, ABQ and Jeffrey Mangali

Some of the judges who screened the ladies – L-R Gwendoline Ruais, Queenierich Rehman, Cory Quirino, ABQ and Jeffrey Mangali

Some of the contestants relaxing before the presentation...

Some of the contestants relaxing before the presentation…

ABQ was very excited to see some familiar faces at the screening of Miss World Philippines 2013. Most of them have competed in Bb. Pilipinas and one is a known celebrity in the country. Will their experience or fame give them an edge above the other ladies? Or will they suffer humiliating rejection when the final list of official contestants is released on Monday, July 29, 2013? Only God knows! Here are those familiar faces:

Megan Young is a famous celebrity and actress in the Philippines who has graced the cover of many  glossy magazines. She reportedly tried out for Bb. Pilipinas but was turned away for a sexy photo spread.

Megan Young

Megan Young is a famous celebrity actress in the Philippines who has graced the cover of many glossy magazines. She reportedly tried out for Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013 but was turned away because of a sexy photo spread.

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Patricia Lae Ejercitado was a favorite for the crown in Bb. Pilipinas 2012. Although she didn't win, this doll-like beauty entered the Top 12.

Patricia Lae Ejercitado

Patricia Lae Ejercitado was a favorite for the crown in Bb. Pilipinas 2012. Although she didn’t win, this doll-like beauty entered the Top 12. Click here to see the list of Bb. Pilipinas Top 12 in 2012.

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Ria Rabajante was last seen as Contestant #1 in Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013.  Although she was unplaced, she was a favorite of many pageant fans. Ria is best known for her slinky catwalk style.

Ria Rabajante

Ria Rabajante was previously seen as Contestant #1 in Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013. Although she was unplaced, she was a favorite of many pageant fans. Ria is best known for her slinky catwalk style. Click here to see Ria Rabajante as Contestant #1 in Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013.

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KC Cahandig is best remembered for entering Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013 in the middle of the pageant after she was chosen to replace disqualified candidate Theresa Fenger.

KC Cahandig

KC Cahandig is best remembered for entering Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013 in the middle of the pageant after she was chosen to replace disqualified candidate Theresa Fenger. Click here to read my story on KC Cahandig replacing Theresa Fenger.

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#4 Karla Patricia Alas

Karla Patricia Alas

Karla Patircia Alas was previously in Miss Philippines Earth 2013 where she represented Las Pinas.

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Clockwise from Top Left - Me with Ross Misa; April Love Jordan, Jenny Syquia who sat on the panel of judges and Gwendoline Ruais with one of the lovely ladies in the secretariat of MWP.

Clockwise from Top Left – Me with Ross Misa; April Love Jordan, Jenny Syquia who sat on the panel of judges and Gwendoline Ruais with one of the lovely ladies in the secretariat of MWP.

Had a really warm chat with Ross Misa who was Miss World Philippines 1st Princess in 2012. I didn’t realize just how friendly she was until she sat next to me and made me kwento while I was having a cup of coffee. She told me about her plans once her tour of duty with MWP expires – she’s either going to study Interior Design at the Philippine School of Interior Design (where I studied) or fly off to New York and try it out there.

I also got to have some one-on-one time with Jenny Syquia who shared her passion for animals with me. She is currently part of the movement to free Mali, the elephant at the Manila Zoo and transfer her to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Aside from that, she’s hoping to produce a reality TV show featuring her daughter Chloe Concepcion.

April Love Jordan was excited to tell me that she is the current Ambassadress of Solaire Resort and Casino. She loves her job and gets to attend all the key events of the hotel.

Before leaving the event, I got to tell Gwendoline Ruais, Miss World 2011 1st Princess, a little bit about my experience as an episode judge on her reality show Gusto Kong Maging Beauty Queen. Although she wasn’t present during my taping, she had heard that I made many of the girls cry! Have I turned into a terror? Find out when you watch my episode on Gusto Kong Maging Beauty Queen on Studio 23.

All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon meeting all the MWP hopefuls and hoping that I see all their beautiful faces on the Miss World Philippines 2013 stage!

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