In an awe-inspiring display of beauty, grace, and charisma, Pageant of the World Philippines took center stage on August 1, 2023, at the illustrious Teatrino Promenade Concert Hall in Greenhills, San Juan City. This landmark event marked not only the crowning of the first-ever candidate but also a celebration of the Philippines’ vibrant pageantry tradition.
The glamorous evening unfolded under the spotlight of eager onlookers, both in person and virtually, as the show was broadcast live on the UPLive app and Channel 107 on Cignal TV. The audience was treated to a night of elegance and excitement, all set against the backdrop of the world-class Teatrino venue.
Embracing the Essence of Elegance
The charismatic hosts, Ms. Samantha Page and Mr. Wize Estabillo guided the audience through this captivating spectacle. With their poise and charm, they added a touch of glamour to the proceedings, making each moment feel like a treasure.
Fearless Female Candidates Who Stole the Show
The event featured an impressive lineup of fearless female candidates, each representing the embodiment of strength and grace. From Aira Kate Cawit of Muntinlupa City to Xyrilla Jean Antonio of Laurel, Batangas, these candidates showcased not only their physical beauty but also their intellect, charisma, and dedication to their advocacies. Their presence on the stage was a testament to Filipino womanhood’s diverse and rich tapestry.
The Fearless Female Candidates were:
- Aira Kate Cawit of Muntinlupa City
- Anna Patricia Dimaano of Angat, Bulacan
- Ava Rosa Emilia Pojida of Valenzuela City
- Chrystel Mae Correos of Surigao Del Sur
- Ellaiza Enriquez of General Trias, Cavite
- Laura Sophia Fernan of Cardona, Rizal
- Maria Alyssa Mendez of Cavite
- Mariella Cunanan of Montalban, Rizal
- Mhari-Fhe Acuesta of Isabela
- Vianca Camille Paredes of Manila
- Xyrilla Jean Antonio of Laurel, Batangas
Charismatic Male Candidates That Impressed
The male candidates were equally impressive, exuding charm and charisma that resonated with the audience. From Angelo Joaquin Basa of San Mateo, Rizal, to Zyryus Aron Fortes of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, each candidate demonstrated that pageantry is not confined to gender but is a celebration of confidence and character.
The Charismatic Male Candidates included:
- Angelo Joaquin Basa of San Mateo, Rizal
- Dave Carl Franco of Cainta, Rizal
- Ehdren John Balbarona of Bataan
- Hassan Ali Reyes of Bacoor, Cavite
- Jameson Juliander of Quezon City
- Jay Tom Francis Bughao of San Pascual, Batangas
- King Shyrenz Manlapao of Dita, Sta. Rosa
- Marco Aglipay of Montalban, Rizal
- Mark Joseph Cruz of Parañaque City
- Raymart Manlangit of Laguna
- Zyrus Aron Fortes of Sta. Rosa, Laguna
A Night of Triumph and Excellence
The crowning moments of Pageant of the World Philippines left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who witnessed them. The culmination of hard work, dedication, and perseverance was evident in the winners’ smiles as they received their well-deserved titles.
The overall winners for Pageant of the World Philippines were:
- King: Angelo Joaquin Basa – San Mateo, Rizal
- Queen: Xyrilla Jean Antonio – Laurel, Batangas
- Prince: Ehdren John Balbarona – Bataan
- Princess: Laura Sophia Fernan – Cardona, Rizal
These remarkable individuals not only captured the titles but also embodied the spirit of the event—celebrating diversity, talent, and the potential of each contestant.
Pageant of the World Philippines stands as a shining example of the nation’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating each individual’s innate beauty, talent, and charisma. This event showcased the contestants’ journey and the power of pageantry to inspire, empower, and uplift. As the curtains fell on this unforgettable night, the legacy of these winners will continue to inspire generations to come.
The visionary leadership of Cindy Dionisio and Sidharthh J Vijann will spearhead the world finals. With their experience and expertise, they are poised to bring together the finest contestants worldwide in a spectacular showcase of culture and talent.
The pinnacle of this global extravaganza will be the coronation on September 30th, an event that will undoubtedly set new benchmarks in the world of pageantry. As Pageant of the World Philippines continues to make waves and inspire individuals across borders, its journey toward global recognition is one that ignites excitement and anticipation worldwide.