SURPRISE! Zandra Flores, Vina Openiano and Bianca Paz at Final Miss World Philippines 2013 Screening!


Applicants at Miss World Philippines 2013 Final Screening - L-R - Nicole Marable, Zahra Bianca Saldua, Bianca Paz, Angelica Lopez, Janicel Lubina, Paula Estenso, Zandra Flores and Mercegrace Raquel

Applicants at Miss World Philippines 2013 Final Screening – L-R – Nicole Marable, Zahra Bianca Saldua, Bianca Paz, Angelica Lopez, Janicel Lubina, Paula Estenso, Zandra Flores and Mercegrace Raquel

Ten more beauties made it to the final screening of Miss World Philippines 2013, some of them were a pleasant surprise! The final screening was held at the main office of Miss World Philippines on Tomas Morato, QC. Here were the final ten applicants:

(Note: we start at #22 since last Monday we screened #1 – #21 at Solaire)

#22 Zahra Bianca Saldua - 5'7

#22 Zahra Bianca Saldua – 5’7

#22 Zahra Bianca Saldua – the only Muslim applicant. Absolutely gorgeous! With no pageant experience. Inspire to join Miss World Philippines 2013 after she learned that the winner would be sent to the Muslim nation of Indonesia to compete in Miss World 2013.

*****

#23 Vina Openiano - 5'9

#23 Vina Openiano – 5’9

#23 Vina Openiano – fresh from Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013. Vina Openiano was candidate #29, placed in the Top 10 and won Best in Swimsuit.

*****

#24 Nicole Marable - 5'5

#24 Nicole Marable – 5’5

#24 Nicole Marable – she just won Miss Makati 2013 last Saturday. Also competed in Bb Pilipinas 2012 and was contestant #3 in that pageant.

*****

#25 Maureen Cay Caliste - 5'4

#25 Maureen Cay Caliste – 5’4

#25 Maureen Cay Caliste – Fresh face. Has joined a Baranggay-level pageant and won two special awards.

*****

#26 Zandra Flores - 5'5.5

#26 Zandra Flores – 5’5.5

#26 Zandra Flores – Fresh from Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013, placed in Top 10 and won Press Favorite and Miss Photogenic in that pageant. She also competed in Bb Pilipinas Gold 2013 and was contestant #2.

*****

#27 Bianca Paz - 5'6.5

#27 Bianca Paz – 5’6.5

#27 Bianca Paz – She was 3rd Princess in Miss World Philippines 2011. She is back to win the MWP 2013 crown, minus 17 lbs and looking fabulous!! Her previous pageant experience includes Bb. Pilipinas 2009 where she was candidate #6. She tried out for Bb. Pilipinas 2011 again but was disqualified due to sexy photos.

*****

#28 Mercegrace Raquel - 5'7.5

#28 Mercegrace Raquel – 5’7.5

#28 Mercegrace Raquel – we saw her compete in Bb. Pilipinas Gold 2013 as contestant #28. She was supposed to represent the Philippines in the recent Miss Humanity International 2013 beauty pageant but didn’t go.

*****

#29 Janicel Lubina - 5'7

#29 Janicel Lubina – 5’7

#29 Janicel Lubina – The reigning Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines 2013. Slimmers World allowed her to join Miss World Philippines 2013. Janicel Lubina is also the reigning Miss Scuba Philippines 2012 winner.

*****

#30 Paula Estenso - 6'0

#30 Paula Estenso – 6’0

#30 Paula Estenso – The tallest applicant at 6′ flat. We saw her last at Body Shots 2013 and at Slimmer’s World Miss Bikini Philippines 2013 where she was candidate #34.

*****

#31 Angelica Lopez - 5'9

#31 Angelica Lopez – 5’9

#31 Angelica Lopez – fresh beauty with no pageant experience. Another lovely possible addition to MWP’s list of official candidates.

The girls were informed by Miss World Philippines Director Cory Quirino that they will receive texts before 7pm today (July 29, 2013) confirming if they are indeed in the official list of candidates for Miss World Philippines 2013. Right now we are looking at between 25 and 28 contestants. That number could go up to 30 but we won’t know for sure until Wednesday when the list will be officially announced at the Press Presentation to be held at Solaire.

Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino with salon mogul Jesi Mendez who sat on the screening panel

Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino with salon mogul Jesi Mendez who sat on the screening panel

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