It’s Miss World Philippines Season Again!
By: Gwendoline Ruais
Photos by Nico Belasco
As the first Miss World Philippines (MWP), I am always very excited for this time of the year! It is the time where I get a whole new set of little sisters to train and mentor.
And as usual, The Miss World Philippines pageant season started with the screening of applicants. This year, the final screening was held last September 15 .
The girls walked in their swimsuits and long gowns, and were judged by the Miss World Philippines organisation; including Miss Cory Quirino (of CQGQ), Miss World Philippines 2014 winners (Valerie Weigmann- MWP 2014, Lorraine Kendrickson-1st runner up, Nelda Ibe – 2nd runner up, Nicole Donesa – 3rd runner up, and Rachel Louise Peters – 4th runner up), and myself (Miss World 2011 1st runner up).
Once the candidates were chosen, I met with them to train them in the art of “question & answer” and to share my knowledge and personal experience in the Miss World Pageant (give them tips and advice).
In our next meeting, it was time for catwalk training. The girls practiced their walks in bikini to be ready for their up coming presentation to the public.
(Behind the scenes footage of all our trainings will be uploaded soon on my blog www.GwenRuais.com)
Finally, on September 29, the 27 official candidates of Miss World Philippines were presented at the 2015 Press Presentation.
Here are candidates #1 to 27
Watch out for the up coming activities of Miss World Philippines 2015!
The Talent Night is on October 6, the Charity Gala Night on October 13, and of course the Grand Coronation Night is on October 18.