Filipina Queen: The reining Miss World 2013 Megan Young crowns "Miss World Philippines 2014" Valerie Weigmann (foreground)
Earlier last month, the Miss World Philippines 2014 Finals were held at the mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. The beautiful Miss World Philippines 2013 and reining Miss World 2013 Megan Young crowned her successor Valerie Weigmann. 24-year old, 1. 75 M (5' 9") tall Valerie is of mixed Filipino, German and Danish descent; her mother is Filipina, her late father was a German chef and she was also born in Germany. Besides being a winning beauty queen, Valerie is also an actress, model and restaurant co-owner. she also was in Pinoy Big Brother--the Philippine version of "Big Brother" back in 2008.
Crowned Winner: Valerie Weigmann "Miss World Philippines 2014"--I know that the trophy she is holding is one of a beauty queen in red and glass but...at quick glance, why does it look like a phallic symbol? #JustSaying
Miss World Megan Young (third from left) and the "Miss World Philippines 2014" court
Top Five: 3rd Princess Nicole Donesa, 2nd Princess Nelda Ibe, Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann, 1st Princess Lorraine Kendrickson, and 4th Princess Rachel Louise Peters
Photo courtesy of OPMB Worldwide
And now, time to discuss the real important stuff: THE GOWNS! The Miss World Philippines ladies wore gowns from designers of the VATICAN Fashion Museum during the Miss World Philippines 2014 Finals. The Vatican Fashion Museum/Vatican the Podium is a designer retail store in Markati Palazzo and are the Official Wardrobe Partner of "Miss World Philippines". Its designers include Arnold Calang, Dave Ocampo, Edwin Uy, Eric Delos Santos, Lizanne Cua, Ulysses King among others.
First, I want to talk about the eventual Winner, Contestant #19 Valerie Weigmann, who represented Albay:
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Valerie's styling--her clean, modern center parted non-bouffant hairstyle and lack of tacky accessories also helped. Someone knew what they were doing: keep it clean, chic, and Red Carpet Fab. The entire look reminded me A LOT of...
#24 Carina Jennah Aguilar: Now, this is a bit better. I liked the gunmetal silver applique details and the way it highlighted the neckline, bust and abdomen section and also liked that the bottom half wasn't all "Prom-and-Pageant" pouffy. The earrings worked here, especially with her pulled back hair.
The "Uh Oh" Gowns:
Quinceañera; the dress looks like a $150 dress one could find at a local store.
So...there it is, my faves and "Uh Oh" of last month's "Miss World Philippines 2014" evening gowns...
Congratulations to Valerie Weigmann "Miss World Philippines 2014" and Good Luck at next month's "Miss World 2014" finals in London England!