MANILA, Philippines—After months of virtual competitions, and various charity missions, the Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines pageant is set to crown six new queens tonight at the Dusit D2 Residences, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
“The coronation is the culmination of a year-long pageant to choose married Filipino women who will be worthy to represent the country in international beauty pageants,” MMG Queen of Hearts Foundation President Mitzie Go-Gil told the Inquirer in an online interview.
“We have to push through with this as a requirement of the international director who is in charge of conducting international beauty pageants,” she continued.
Tonight’s pageant will choose the country’s flag bearers who will compete for the following international beauty titles abroad: Mrs. Worldwide, Mrs. Global Universe, Mrs. Asia Pacific, Intercontinental, Mrs. Asia Pacific Global, Mrs. Asia Pacific Tourism, Mrs. Asia Pacific All Nations, and Mrs. Asia Pacific Cosmopolitan.
“We are awaiting the confirmation of the dates and places of the competitions from the international director,” shared Go-Gil, herself an international beauty titlist, bringing home the Mrs. Asia Pacific Tourism crown in 2018.
The foundation’s head said the pageant is seeking women not only with beauty and brains. “We also consider their character, advocacy, talent, congeniality, and also acceptance through social media,” she continued.
The new queens, Go-Gil said, must maintain dignity in all aspects of life, and are expected to take part in the foundation’s projects.
“The foundation has two advocacies, first is to promote the welfare of underprivileged families, especially their children, and second is women empowerment,” she explained.
The coronation was originally scheduled in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the ceremonies aside.
While the government-imposed quarantine measures have been prevailing, the foundation conducted online competitions to help determine tonight’s winners.
The foundation has also launched several charity missions to provide help to several sectors affected by the pandemic in different parts of the country.