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Laura Lehman is Miss World Philippines 2017

Miss World Philippines 2017 winners. Photo Courtesy: Josh Rodriguez

24-year-old, UAAP court side reporter and model was crowned Miss World Philippines 2017 at the revamped coronation night.

Laura Lehman attended high school at the International School of Manila. She was a touch rugby and softball player during this time. She also had subsequently accepted a scholarship to Occidental College in the US.

Lehman will be competing at the Miss World 2017 pageant later this year.

Winwyn Marquez, Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas


Making it to the winners' circles are Winwyn Marquez, Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas; Cynthia Tomalla, Miss Eco Philippines; Sophia Senoron, Miss Multinational; Glyssa Perez, 1st Princess and Zara Carbonell, 2nd Princess.

Top 10:

24 Zara Carbonell
35 Sofia Senoron
9 Teresita Ssen Marquez
32 Cynthia Thomalla
3 Glyssa Perez
28 Shiela Reyes
6 Jona Sweett
15 Laura Lehman
14 Cristina Coloma
26 Janela Cuaton

Miss World Philippines 2017 Top 15:

Sports: Glyssa Perez
Talent: Winwyn Marquez
Beach Beauty: Winwyn Marquez
Top Model: Cynthia Thomalla
Multimedia winner: Laura Lehmann
Zara Carbonell
Ella Lubag
Gabriela Ortega
Cristina Coloma
KC Cajandig
Chelsea Manalo
Sheila Reyes
Noelle Uy-Tuazon
Jona Sweett
Sophia Senoron
Janela Joy Cuaton

Special Awards:

Miss Body Spa - Cynthia Thomalla 32
Miss Best Skin- Janela Cuaton 26
Miss Cosmo Skin- Laura Lehmann 15
Miss Savoy Hotel Boracay - Wyn Wyn Marquez #7
Zalora People's Choice - Kathryn Cudiamat (13)
Ms. Photogenic - 32 Cynthia Thomalla
Best in Long Gown - 32 Cynthia Thomalla
Ms. BYS Philippines - 15 Laura Lehmann



Miss World Philippines 2017 Final Power Rankings


The revamped Miss World Philippines with its new organization will crown its winners tonight, September 3, 2017. Four crowns are at stake; Miss World Philippines, Miss Multinational Philippines, Miss Eco International and Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines. Who do you think will shine the brightest?

Below is our final power rankings.


Miss World Philippines - Wynwyn Marquez
Reina HispanoAmericana - Cynthia Tomalla
Miss Eco International - Janela Cuaton
Miss Multinational - Laura Lehman

Princesses and Spoilers: Jona Sweet and Sheila Reyes


Mary Esther Were works with SMILE TRAIN Africa


Miss Universe Kenya 2016 Mary Esther Were worked with Smile Train Africa as a part of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month. Mary Esther visited AIC-CURE International where she met with parents and children who were awaiting surgery and who had undergone surgery.

Mary Esther Were, Miss Universe Top 6 finalist.

Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides training, funding and resources to local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.



Source: Miss Universe

Cailín Áine Ní Toibín is Miss Universe Ireland 2017

Miss Cork Cailin Aine Ni Toibin was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2017. Photo Courtesy: Brian McEvoy

The 23-year-old model and sales associate with Brown Thomas from Cork took home the title at Thursday night's newly revamped Miss Universe Ireland pageant, taking the crown from Joanna Cooper, who was given the title in 2015.

Ireland wasn't represented in the 2016 Miss Universe pageant which was held in the Philippines, but it's new franchise owner Brittany Mason, has high hopes for Toibin who will represent Ireland at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant in November.

"We have to have a representative every year, it's so important. Not only is she representing the people that are living on the Emerald Isle, she's also representing the Irish spirit that lives within 45 million people around the world".

Ní Toibín is not novice in the world of pageantry - she was a runner up at the Miss Cork pageant in 2015 and has been busy working on her experience with Lockdown Models.

"My parents are my number one fans at the moment. They are hugely supportive. My grandmother even lights candles for me. Representing my country on an international stage would be a dream come true," Ni Toibin said.

Miss United Kingdom 2017 Returns her crown after being told to lose weight


Zoiey Smale, Miss United Kingdom 2017

Zoiey Smale, 28. was crowned Miss UK in June. She's supposed to compete in the Miss United Continents pageant this September in Ecuador where Philippines' Jeslyn Santos won the crown in 2016. But she handed over her crown and pulled-out of the competition. In her lengthy Facebook post, she said that she was told "to lose weight".

"It's shocks me more than anything that there are still pageants out there who only view size 00 girls as role models. Let me tell you something, pageant girls are more than just a number on a clothing tag. Real queens empower others, are intelligent and help communities come together. Just to name a few.
Having been in the industry for over 10 years I have seen it all, from amazing competitions to international pageant directors bullying young aspiring girls into believing the only way to be successful is to be thin. I'm speaking from first hand as 8 years ago I was one of those girls. Those rogue competitions that claim to be pageants.. yet insist you eat less, parade around in a bikini for a few days and sit at the arm of a man over dinner whilst pushing an olive around a plate... Honey let me tell you, this is NOT a pageant. I was branded 'fat' because I am size 10. I actually believed that I was so disgusting that no one would ever love me. How sad is that?
After coming out of my retirement for one last 'Miss' competition I win another national title. It was supposed to be a positive experience as pageants have really changed in the last decade. I love seeing queens on my news feeds promoting giving through charity work, educating themselves, eating well and enjoying life. Those women know how hard it is to be a queen and run a normal life along side everything else. It saddens me that even still, there are pageant directors who believe you must be skinny to be beautiful.
After being asked to lose weight and go on a diet plan for an international competition, I have withdrawn. Some of you may think this is cowardly, however I don't think it is the right to have my face representing a pageant ethos I do not believe in. I will be handing back my crown and wish the new title holder the very best of luck.
I love me and will not change for anyone. My body has carried me through my 20+ years of being on this earth, allowed me to have a career I am very proud of, carry a child and the best thing of all, my body has never given up on me. I have had some really amazing experiences through being in the pageant industry and made some lifelong friends and memories. However I don't believe anyone should be able to manipulate you and dull your sparkle.
If a pageant doesn't want to utilise my capabilities because I am a size 10 then it's their loss. I want to thank all of my sponsors and supporters through my comeback. If anything, we have raised money for charity and made differences to other people's lives!! I am really proud of everything collectively we have achieved. I am not here to name and shame, however I wanted to be honest with you all as to why I will not be participating in the competition. I am so thankful for my experience in the run up and over the course of my reign. It has opened up my eyes to situations I will never put myself in again. Thank you to the national judges for seeing a winner in me. Thank you to the national director for being so supportive and understanding. I wish you the best of luck for the future. 
It's a case of right girl, wrong pageant ❤️
All in all we never know when our time on this earth is up.. so love yourself, eat a bit of cake and laugh until your belly hurts. ❤️
No negativity needs to be spread here. Everyone is entitled to their own option if everyone liked tea there would be no need for coffee.

Love to you all."


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