Philippine bet Laura Lehmann didn't win the Miss World 2017 crown, but she was one of the winners of the Beauty with a Purpose competition.
Lehmann was one of the top 40 candidates in the international pageant held in Sanya, China on Saturday, November 18.
The Top 15 contestants were Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia, El Salvador, South Korea, Nigeria, South Africa, England, France, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Macau, and Mexico.
Lehmann made it to the top 40 after winning the Head-to-Head challenge, in which candidates were divided into 20 groups and each group was assigned one question.
Despite not winning the crown, Lehmann still won an important award from the Miss World competition. The former UAAP courtside reporter was one of the five winners of the Beauty with a Purpose contest.
Lehmann's entry is her advocacy for breastfeeding mothers and premature babies. In a video for the contest, Lehmann describes her vision and five-year plan for the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.
She wants to help establish the first milk bank for the hospital's maternity ward. This will help babies, mostly premature, whose mothers cannot produce enough breastmilk and cannot afford to buy milk.
Because of Lehmann's win, the hospital will now be one of the beneficiaries of the Beauty with a Purpose program.
The other winners are the projects of the representatives from India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Vietnam.