Get to know the 8 girls chosen to conquer the beauty pageant scene representing the Philippines this 2016.
It hasn’t been long ago since Pia Wurtzbach won Miss Universe last year. Now, her reign will soon end but will the new winner be a Filipina? Besides Miss Universe, we also have lots of other beauty pageants in store for everyone to see. There’s Miss International, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental, and The Miss Globe.
1. Joanna Eden - Miss Supranational
This 20-year-old beauty grew up in Australia but she’s a true Filipina by heart. Not only does she look good, she’s also talented musically as she can play the flute and saxophone. Eden is also known for her trademark walk, which is the “Couldn’t care less” walk.
2. Nicole Cordoves - Miss Grand International
Miss Grand International is a relatively new pageant and Cordoves is in fact the second Philippine representative to compete in it. The 24-year-old representative works as a speechwriter and also does voluntary works for organizations dedicated to helping children and women.
3. Jennifer Hammond - Miss Intercontinental
Jennifer Hammond is a nurse by day and a model by night. She may be sweet on the outside, but on the inside she is a fighter willing to conquer any obstacle she faces.
4. Nichole Marie Manalo - The Miss Globe
Manalo is a registered nurse and a public servant. She is a true testament of determination and hard work beacause after failing to win last 2014; she tried it once again in Binibining Pilipinas this year. Look at how that turned out. She also has a famous walk called “kiti-kiti.”
5. Imelda Schweighart - Miss Earth
Imelda Schweighart is a half-German environmentalist. She also won Miss Puerto Princesa 2016 before bagging the Miss Earth title. Despite her latest social media hiccup regarding an insensitive comment about the president and to Miss Austria, we still hope Schweighart wins Miss Earth.
6. Catriona Gray - Miss World
Catriona Gray walks down runways, poses for print ads, and even acts for commercials. Her natural charm and beauty has garnered her many fans and followers on social media. Did you know that she also has a black belt Choi Kwang Do and a good guitarist?
7. Kylie Versoza - Miss International
Kylie Versoza is an Atenean graduate, a model, a baker, and a teacher. Not only that, she also advocates suicide prevention and depression education. She will truly bring us Filipino pride in the Miss International 2016.
8. Maxine Medina - Miss Universe
Maxine is so much more than looking like the splitting image of Coco Martin’s drag persona Paloma in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Medina is a model, an interior designer, and her beauty is truly beyond this universe.