Photos by Noli A. Berioso
Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray leaves for the U.S on November 24, Thursday on board Philippine Airlines flight to New York to catch up for the start of the Miss World Pageant calendar.Before then, there is a Media Meet and Greet for her in the Philippines center on November 25. In a media send-off at the C3 Events Place in Greenhills, the statuesque and intelligent Ms. Gray whom everyone fondly call “Cat” shared her hopes and dreams for a strong and victorious showing in the pageant.
In keeping with the “Filipino First Policy” of Miss World Philippines, her competition gown was designed and made by renowned designer Francis Libiran. It will be remembered that Miss World is dubbed as the “Mother of All Pageants” by virtue of being the very first beauty pageant ever established. Created in 1951, it is now on its 66th year.
The biggest pageant in the world finally arrives in the US with its 120 candidates. It will be staged at the Gaylord Convention Center on December 18, 2016 Sunday at 7PM. Miss Gray will proudly walk on stage to represent the Philippines says Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines national Director, “and with her, she brings all the prayers of the Filipino people”. Support Catriona Gray’s official Miss World Facebook page.Calling on the Filipino Community in the US for a strong Philippine delegation during the Miss World Pageant
In the last 6 years of Miss World Philippines’ existence it has produced the very first Miss World winner, Maegan Young in 2013, as well as 2011 Gwendoline Ruais-First Princess, 2012 Queenrich Rehman-Top 8, 2014 Valerie Weighmann – Top 25 and 2015 Hilarie Parungao – Top 10.