- Laura Lehmann won the 2017 Miss World Philippines
- Videos of her Q&A portion went viral
- She answered a question about people who belittle beauty pageants
Laura Lehmann was able to bag the 2017 Miss World Philippines crown on Sunday, September 3. Her answer during the Q&A portion was a big reason why she won.
KAMI obtained a video and transcript of Laura’s Q&A portion from GMA News.
Laura was given this question: “There are people who believe pageants don’t provide the opportunity to empower women. What would you say to them?”
The beauty queen answered by talking about the beauty of the contestants both inside and out.
“To anyone who doesn’t believe in pageants, I would ask them to take a look at the girls tonight because we have lawyers, architects, women of substance who are here not only because of what they look like but because of what’s in their hearts, what’s in their mind, and because what they’ve brought forth beauty with a purpose.
“They’re helping represent PH and become the best version of the Filipina and for me that’s something only to celebrate.”
Laura used to be a courtside reporter for Ateneo de Manila University during seasons 77 and 78 of the UAAP, according to ABS-CBN News.
She still works as a host for ABS-CBN Sports.
KAMI agrees with Laura that beauty pageant contestants do empower women more by their confidence and inner beauty than their outer beauty!