Miss Tourism World Philippines 2012 Crowned!
The first-ever Miss Tourism World Philippines 2012 was crowned last Sunday, November 11, 2012 in colorful and glittering rites held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Meryl Angeline King of a registered nurse from Quezon Province brought home the crown and will represent the Philippines in Thailand this December.
She received P250,000.00 worth of prizes and management contract from Miss Tourism World Philippines Inc. Title of Best Model of the World were also given to farmer (yes, corn farmer!) Joy Marie Gangan of Ilagan City, Isabela, she will likewise compete alongside forty aspiring models from around the world in 2012 Best Model of the World Search in Ankara, Turkey. Runners up of Miss Tourism World Philippines include Margarita Cruz of Caloocan, Ms. Tourism Luzon, Elizabeth Alindogan of San Juan Del Monte City, Ms. Tourism Visayas, Lea Audery Laano of Lucena City, Mis Tourism Mindanao and Margaret May Llavor of Romblon, Miss Tourism NCR
The four runners-up who was named Miss Tourism World Metro Manila, Miss Tourism World Mindanao, Miss Tourism World Visayas and Miss Tourism World Luzon will all receive P50,000.00 worth of prizes and gift packages from Pageant Sponsors.
“We are very excited for our first winner of Miss Tourism World Philippines, not only does she posses the elegant and beauty of a true Filipina, but she also personify the charm and warmth of our motherland, a real Ambassador of Philippine Tourism.” Says Mr. Francisco “Gareth” Blanco Jr. the National Director and Philippine Franchise holder of Miss Tourism World Pageant.
“Our organization is committed and will work very hard and give our best effort for our Philippine Delegate in the forthcoming Miss Tourism World Pageant in Bangkok Thailand to ensure victory in the international tilt.” Adds Mr. Blanco.
The maiden pageant features the finest in Filipino artistry in Fashion and Music, the twenty-five official candidates paraded in colorful native cultural attire of their respective province and cities during the opening number and change into elegant creations by some of the country’s top fashion designer during the evening gown segment.
Twelve Finalist were chosen and wears the creation of designer Armand Rojo while being serenaded by GMA 7 Kapuso Artist Mark Bautista. The Pageant Coronation Night was hosted by Model Gio Salvador, GMA 7 Walang Tulugan host, Mr. John Nite and Miss World 2011 First Princess Miss Gwendoline Ruais.
The Pageant will be telecast on GMA News TV Channel 11 on November 25, Sunday at 9pm.
Miss Tourism World Philippines 2012 is Presented by Malungai Life Oil – The Pure Power of Mother Nature. Other Pageant Sponsors are:Primadonna – the Official footwear of Miss Tourism World Philippines, Mayor Edward Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa City, STI, the official tabulator, Cathy Valencia Skin and Body Centre, Resa Travel and Tours Inc., Skeen Face and Body Centre, Hotel Rembrandt, Queen Margareth Hotel, Graceland Estate & Country Club, Balai Sadyaya Resort Hotel, Matucenos Resrt Hotel, Kamay sa Palaisdaan, Tayabas City, Quezon, Face to Face Production and Events, Empire Studio, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc. and Mavis Blooms.