Miss World Philippines crown 2016 went to Bicolana model Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray (seated at the middle) with other winners. She was also proclaimed Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Hannah's Beach Resort and Miss Manila Hotel. She earned a total of P100,000 from these special titles. Inquirer Libre
Bicolana model wins Miss World Philippines 2016 crown
Once again, the candidate who amassed the lion’s share of special awards romped away with the Miss World Philippines crown.
Bicolana model Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, 22, bested 23 other aspirants during the pageant’s finals at the Manila Hotel Tent on Sunday night.
She was also proclaimed Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Hannah’s Beach Resort and Miss Manila Hotel.
She earned a total of P100,000 from these special titles.
Gray also received the Miss Figlia Shoes and Miss Folded & Hung awards in preliminary activities.
For bagging the National title, the new queen also received P500,000 a brand new Hyundai Eon car, and earned the right to represent the Philippines in the 2016 Miss World pageant in Washington D.C. in December.
She also took home a management contract from Viva Artist Management Agency worth P1 million.
Capampangan lawyer Arienne Calingo placed second, while Makati lass Ivanna Paris finished third.
Marah Muñoz from Parañaque City came in fourth, while Miss Photogenic Sandra Lemonon from Pasig City rounded up the Top 5.
Gray received her crown from last year’s winner, Hilarie Parungao, who finished in the Top 10 in the 2015 Miss World pageant in China.
Actor Richard Gutierrez shared hosting chores with former Miss World Philippines titleholders, Gwendoline Ruais who placed second in the 2011 Miss World pageant in London, and Queenie Rehman who finished in the Top 8 in the 2012 Miss World contest in China.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer is a media partner of the 2016 Miss World Philippines pageant. TVJ