Good news for pageant fans in the Philippines! Miss World Philippines 2022 is officially here!

The thirty-six candidates who will be competing for the crown have been presented to the press on Thursday (May 12) at the Cove Manila in Paranaque City.

The contestants wore similar outfits and strutted the runway in their swimsuits. They also engaged with media folks through a Q&A portion.

During the event, Ashley Subijano Montenegro from Makati City stood out and took home the special award Miss LeMeur Body. 

Present during the event were former Miss World Philippines queens Riana Pangindian and Emmanuelle Vera, who hosted the event. Of course, MWPH National Director Arnold Vegafria, Okada Manila VP for Sales and Marketing Cielo Ortega-Reboredo, Megaworld Hotels and Resorts Group Managing Director Cleofe Albiso, LeMeur Aesthetics Founder and CEO Mae Ng, and Timberland Highlands Resorts’ Alfred Labadan and Zeon Luis were also there. 

After this press presentation, the girls will undergo a series of challenges on their road to the Blue Crown, which includes the Head-To-Head Competition in Twin Lakes Tagaytay, the Beach Beauty Competition in Savoy Hotel/Belmont Boracay, The National Costume Competition in Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, the Sports Challenge in Timberland Highlands Resort, as well as the Charity Gala and the Top Model Competition which will both be held at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Manila.

The coronation night for the pageant will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 5. The winners of the famed competition will represent the country in the following international beauty pageants: the Miss World 2022, Miss Supranational 2022, Miss Eco International 2022, and Reina Hispanoamericana 2022.

Meet the candidates below!

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Image credit: Miss World Philippines’ Official Facebook Page