MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Twenty-seven candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015 were presented to members of the press at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City on Tuesday.
The winner of this year’s pageant will represent the country in the Miss World 2015 pageant to be held in Sanya, China.
Already, four contestants have emerged as early favorites to win the crown: Ma. Vanessa Wright, Jessica Rose Mc Ewen, Mia Allyson Howell and Janette Roanne Strum.
Notice that their surnames all suggest some mixed ethnicity.
Apparently, contestants gain extra points by having foreign-sounding surnames. After all, last year’s title holder was Valerie Weigmann who was preceded, of course, by the very first Filipina Miss World, Megan Young.
“This batch, they’re ready for the competition,” said Cory Quirino, national director of Miss World Philippines. “This batch is a representative of the Filipina from north to south, literally.”
And might we add, the “four corners of the globe!”