ABQ Screens Miss Philippines World Hopefuls in MOA!
Took a day off from work to cover the first Metro Manila screening of Miss World Philippines at Mall of Asia on Friday, May 27, 2011. Many thanks to the beautiful National Director of Miss World Philippines Cory Quirino for inviting me to help screen the beauty queen hopefuls at the Entertainment Center of MOA.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the screening was more like a mini-pageant – Emcee Poncy Quirino introduced each applicant as they paraded on stage. There were four fashion segments – casual wear, party dresses, sporty outfits and even gowns! All of the 50 plus hopefuls had the chance to introduce themselves AND answer questions from the screening panel. There was even an optional talent portion where a some showed off their dancing or singing skills. At the end of the pageant, all ladies were serenaded by opera singer Al Gatchalian. WOW!
Since this was just a screening, no awards or elimination happened. According to Cory Quirino, the screenings are primarily meant to give girls a chance to experience what its like to be on stage. She adds that the screenings are also great way to announce the rebirth of Miss World Philippines. Once all screenings are done, she says the MWP team will announce the final set of candidates.
Just in case you’re wondering, this is NOT the final screening in Metro Manila; Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino says there will be another one for sure, stay tuned to this blog for updates on that. In the meantime, the Miss World Philippines team will also be going to SM Malls outside of Metro Manila to screen possible candidates in the provinces. For more information visit the website here – the application form can be downloaded from that website.
Deadline of for Applications is end of July 2011.
You can also contact the following numbers – 09173702644 or 09102382461 if you have questions!
Just a word of advice to all of you who want to attend any of the Miss World Philippines screenings: PLEASE come prepared with at least 4 outfits – casual wear, a party dress, sporty/fun wear and a gown. If you can bring more than 3 outfits then you’ll have a wider choice. And make sure you have the right shoes for your outfits and the appropriate underwear!!! Then if you want to participate in the talent portion you also need to bring an outfit for that and your music or minus-1. Coming ill-prepared does NOT impress the screening committee, girls!
To all the ladies who joined the MOA Screening, ABQ wishes you all the BEST!!!