Beauty queens make for great role models, no doubt. There’s much that we admire from titleholders like Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, or the ageless ones like Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran, such as their grace, poise, and winsome smiles, among others.
Then again, there’s always more to being a beauty queen than beauty and brains.
I got a chance to meet some of the winners of Miss Global Philippines 2015 to get briefed on the basics of being a beauty queen.
Candice Ramos, Miss Global Philippines 2015 (and 4th Runner-up at Miss Global 2015), says a beauty queen is expected to be a “total package”, someone with the right balance of looks and talent, and knowledgeable about a bit of everything. She also needs a lot of self-confidence, adds 2nd Runner-up Sam Gonzales, and a positive attitude.
Beauty queens wield a considerable amount of influence, which is why they promote advocacies in line with their personal beliefs. One such example, Candice and Sam told me, is empowering the youth, and teaching them to stand firm in their role in shaping society.
Candice and Sam, along with other fellow titleholders, support Miss Global Philippines Tourism Foundation Inc. in promoting Philippine tourism and culture. They also engage in charity projects, and work hand-in-hand with the government’s tourism initiatives. “Exuding beauty and charm, the eventual winners of the pageant will embody the hospitality of the Filipinos known all over the world in helping the government strengthen its tourism campaign,” so the foundation says as part of its objectives.
The drive to promote the Philippines and its beauty continues with the search for the next Miss Global Philippines. This will be held on June 4 at NPAT Resorts World Manila. The winner will represent the Philippines in the Miss Global 2016 pageant to be held on September 3. This will be the third time MGPTFI is launching Miss Global Philippines, and the second time it will host in turn the international pageant.
Aspiring contestants should be 18 to 28 years old, about 5’6” tall, and at least a high school graduate. Single mothers are welcome to join. They will also have to submit a half and whole body photo, and NSO/birth certificate. Screening for candidates will be held on March 18 and 25. The deadline for submission of applications is on March 31.
Interested applicants may check out the Miss Global Philippines website or visit the Miss Global Philippines Foundation office from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, at 4E Symphony Tower, Sgt. Esguerra St., corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City. (Please look for Rhea 0905-3228503/ (02) 9566483)