MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Unfazed by torrential rains brought about by the monsoon intensified by Typhoon Fabian, the 2021 Miss World Philippines (MWP) pageant proceeded with its scheduled “Beach Beauty” competition on July 21, safely protected from precipitation at the Cove Manila club of Okada Manila in Parañaque City.
The sprawling superclub, which features multiple swimming pools made for partying, was a wise venue choice as it lent a beachy vibe to the presentation of the 45 official candidates, who initially paraded in resort wear, then changed into their regulation Bench/Body two-piece suits, paired with identical nude tippy-tops from Shoepatos.
MWP had earlier planned to hold the competition at the outdoor garden of the integrated resort, but the inclement weather prompted the organizers to seek shelter.
The competition is one of the 10 “fast-track” events whose winners automatically earn a spot in the semifinals. MWP had already concluded the Sports, Talent, Multimedia, Beauty with a Purpose, and Multimedia challenges. Next on the table are the Top Model, Teviant Charity, Goodwill, and National Costume events.
Winners in the fast-track events will be announced at the finals.
Ten ladies were shortlisted for the Beach Beauty award—Asha Gutierrez, Tracy Maureen Perez, Michelle Arceo, Sade Nicha, Kathleen Paton, Emmanuelle Vera, Dindi Pajares, Riana Pangindian, Janella Lewis, and Ganiel Krishnan.
The 2021 Miss World Philippines coronation night will be staged at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila in Parañaque City on July 25, with real-time live streaming via ktx.ph, and a delayed telecast on GMA 7.
Aside from the top title of Miss World Philippines, the pageant will also bestow the following crowns: Miss Supranational Philippines, Miss Eco Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Tourism Philippines, Miss Environment Philippines, and Miss Eco Teen Philippines.
Some of the pageant’s alumnae, the first Filipino Reina Hispanoamericana winner Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez, the first Filipino Miss Eco International queen Cynthia Thomalla, and 2018 Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Alyssa Muhlach will join the hosting team, which also includes RJ Ledesma and Xian Lim.