GMA Kapuso talents Isabelle de Leon, Kelley Day, and Michelle Dee emerged as some of the early favorites among the 40 official candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 presented at Novotel’s Versailles Tent in Araneta Center on Thursday afternoon.
The ladies will vie to become the Philippine representative in this year’s Miss World, Miss Eco International, Miss Reina Hispanoamericana, and Miss Multinational pageants.
Miss Eco Teen International and Miss Philippines Tourism titles are also at stake to be awarded at the coronation night set at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 15 and telecast live over GMA’s Sunday Night Box Office at 10:00 p.m.
“This year’s batch is brimming with potential winners. I won’t be surprised if we surpass our previous track record from the previous years,” said Arnold Vegafria, national director of Miss World Philippines organization.
The forty aspirants were welcomed by reigning Miss World Philippines Katarina Rodriguez, Miss Multinational Philippines Kimi Mugford, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Miss Eco International Philippines Maureen Montagne, and Mr. World Philippines 2019 JB Saliba.
The winning Miss World Philippines 2019 will compete in the global Miss World pageant on Dec. 14 in ExCel in London.
Here are the 40 candidates vying for the coveted crowns: Isabelle De Leon, Julia Mendoza, Sharielle Yanson, Glyssa Leiann Perez, Julie Ann Forbes, Michelle Arceo, Patricia Navea Tan, Kalea Rivero Pitel, Tracy Maureen Perez, Jacqueline Diamzon Hammoude, Kayesha Chua, Trisha Gutierrez, Hanna Therese Cruz, Billie Hakenson, Alyssa Reyes, Shammy Galisanao, Camelle Mercado, Ruffa Nava, Jean Tumang, Ilene De Vera, Michelle Dee, Gerlaine Silva, Vanessa Mae Walters, Kelley Day, Rose Anne Ignacio, Michelle Torlund, Patrixia Santos, Mary Daena Resurreccion, Asha Gutierrez, Katrina Llegado, Sheila Marie, Jena Masero, Justiene Ortega, Anne Legaspi, Louise Theunis, Edna Gunio, Casie Banks, Aura Shaznay, Erica Madalangsakay, and Shanon Kerver.
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