All of the twenty-six official candidates of Miss World Philippines 2015 participated in the talent competition held last October 5, Monday, at the Manila Pianos House, Home Depot, Pasong Tamo, Makati City. Showcasing what is beyond their face value and voluptuous figures, the ladies impressed the judges with their talents as they displayed their aptitude in singing, dancing, painting, acting, playing musical instruments to magic tricks.
Noteworthy performance came from candidate #22 Vianca Louise Marcelo of Bulacan Province. She wowed the audience and stunned the judges with her breathtaking magic tricks. This twenty-one year old beauty is an HRM graduate of DLSU-College of Saint Benilde. Prior to joining Miss World Philippines, she has already won several titles including Reyna Ng Bulacan 2014, Miss Silka Philippines 2011, Miss Bocaue 2011 and a placer in the Aliwan Festival last year representing Singkaban Festival. Vianca wishes to be one of the many Bulakeñas who became national beauty queens and eventually represented the country in various international pageants.
#13 Avonlea Paraiso got the nod of the judges with her genuine talent in playing the harp in front of mesmerized audience to the tune of Ed Sheeran original “Thinking Out Loud”. This half-Pinay beauty is one of the tallest girls in the competition and is one of the six contenders from the Aces and Queens beauty camp under the helm of Jonas Gaffud.
#21 Mia Allyson Howell performed a Pasa-Doble number to the delight of the crowd. Wearing an all red outfit, Mia gave other contenders a good fight for the talent award with her sharp and flawless number. She recently won the Miss World Philippines-Ilocos Sur 2015 during a Gala Night held in Vigan City last October 6. She is under the tutelage of Rogil Flores of Kagandahang Flores camp.
Miss Cory Qurino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Miss World Philippines organization is very optimistic that like the previous years, the 2015 edition of the pageant will be successful in terms of popularity and quality of the winners. “I am expecting that we will crown another international caliber beauty queen coming October 18 that can possibly duplicate the success of Megan Young, our very first Miss World,” she says during a brief talk with the members of the media.
The finals will be held at the state-of the art Theater@Solaire with live telecast over Kapuso Channel GMA-7.
By Noli A. Berioso