Valerie Weigmann – Destined to Win Miss World Philippines 2014!


Out of all the big internet media news groups, PEP had the best photo of the newly crowned Valerie Weigmann, Miss World Philippines 2014... thank you PEP for this!

Out of all the big internet media news groups, PEP.ph had the best headline photo of the newly crowned Valerie Weigmann, Miss World Philippines 2014… thank you PEP.ph for this!

Photo from PEP.ph

Such awesome news that Fil-German beauty Valerie Weigmann is our new Miss World Philippines 2014 winner! To be honest, I would have been shocked if the TV celebrity and fashion model hadn’t won. Even during the screening for this year’s Miss World Philippines, I could see it in her stars that bearing the red and silver crown was her destiny!

I took this photo of the Miss World Philippines crown during the screening not noticing that Valerie, the future crown-bearer, was in the background. She's 2nd from the left.

I took this photo of the Miss World Philippines crown during the screening not noticing that Valerie, the future crown-bearer, was in the background. She’s 2nd from the left.

Valerie Weigmann is on the left in a white gown. This was taken during the screening of applicants for Miss World Philippines 2014...

Valerie Weigmann is on the left in a white gown. This was taken during the screening of applicants for Miss World Philippines 2014…

But what truly surprised me was Valerie Weigmann’s sweep of 12 special awards! Not because she didn’t deserve them, but simply because in all my 5 or 6 years of covering beauty pageants, I haven’t seen any beauty do so well! Besides, most people expect these special awards to be distributed among the girls as much as possible diba?. But not last night! No sir-ree! Valerie took her enchanted broom and sweept them all…

Miss World Philippines 2014-Valerie Weigmann (middle), 3rd Princess Nicole Kim Donesa, 2nd Princess Nelda Ibe, 1st Princess Lorraine Kendrickson and 4th Princess Rachel Louise Peters. Photo by Teddy Pelaez

Miss World Philippines 2014-Valerie Weigmann (middle), 3rd Princess Nicole Kim Donesa (left), 2nd Princess Nelda Ibe (2nd to the left), 1st Princess Lorraine Kendrickson (2nd to the right) and 4th Princess Rachel Louise Peters (right). Photo by Teddy Pelaez

Photo above from TV5

Also not a surprise were my other two favorites – Lorraine Kendrickson and Rachel Peters – making it into the Top 5. See Rappler’s complete list of winners here. Although I do feel that Rachel Peters should have gotten the Best in Swimsuit award. Instead it went to Valerie who was my 2nd choice for that particular award. Nevertheless, both have centerfold-worthy bodies that will make your eyes pop out of their sockets so okay na ako sa choice ng judges.

This is the best crowning moment photo I've seen so far, of Valerie Weigmann, and it's from my best friends at Sash Factor! That's Megan Young passing on the crown to Val who so deserves it!

This is the best crowning moment photo I’ve seen so far, of Valerie Weigmann, and it’s from my best friends at Sash Factor! That’s Megan Young passing on the crown to Val who so deserves it!

Photo above from Sash Factor’s Facebook. Please click and like them NOW!

I truly think that Valerie Weigmann was miles ahead of her competitors, many pageant otakus would agree to that. She was ahead not just in terms of beauty and physique but even in training for the pageant. She has been at it for months! Another key factor to her victory is her advocacy – Musikaramay – a group that builds lives through street music. The Miss World brand takes charity work very seriously and chooses winners that fit its ‘beauty with a purpose’ theme. It is not enough to send a stunner to the international competition; we need to send someone with a big heart for those in need.

And if I am to judge by her answer to the final pageant question, why should she win, Valerie aced it –

“I try to live my life in relation to others, by putting myself into other people’s shoes. I believe in the importance of empathy and compassion because I see if all of us can come together and work as one we can all be advocates of change. And I want to inspire and encourage everyone to take up a personal advocacy such as my own…because I believe it is truly in giving that makes us beautiful.”

And now lets all say, AMEN TO THAT!

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