Miss World Philippines 2016 has crowned Catriona Gray as winner at The Tent City, Manila Hotel on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
In the defining moment of the next Miss World Philippines, the board gave the Top 5 with one simple and yet taught question during the Q&A Portion.
The ladies were asked “Why should you be Miss World Philippines?” Below are their answers:
Sandra Lemonon: I will give my heart and try to do my best to help other people. That is Miss World is all about, Beauty with a Purpose.
Ariane Calingo: Miss World Philippines is more than just a crown to me, it is an opportunity to serve as a powerful catalyst for change. If I were to achieve the crown, I will help uplift people specially the youth. I want to teach them that you are only as insignificant as you so choose to be, so choose great and choose to noble that you are worthy of your crown.
Catriona Gray: To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch that burns with passion and purpose. If I am to become MIss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome.
Ivana Pacis: I consider myself as servant of the lord in this country and it is my dream to fulfill the Beauty with a purpose. If ever I win tonight, I will not just carry the crown, I will carry with with dignity and honor.
Marah Munoz: Because I am assertive, enthusiastic, competitive and I am willing to do everything that I can. I’m willing to give all my heart to everyone, to my families and Filipinos.
In the end, the board named Catriona Gray as Miss World Philippines 2016, 1st runner-up Ariane Calingo, 2nd runner-up Ivana Pacis, 3rd runner-up Marah Munoz and 4th runner-up Sandra Lemonon.
Catriona Gray will represent the country in the Miss World 2016 pageant to be held in Washington DC later this year.