The 6th Miss Global 2018 international pageant kicked off with the press presentation of its 47 official candidates held at Ayala Malls Seda Vertis North in Quezon City on Monday. Philippine representative Eileen Gonzales bagged the Darling of the Press award with Miss USA Pamela Lee and Miss Uzbekistan Tamila Khodjaeva, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Gonzales, a 22-year-old single mother from Cavite, was as former Star Magic talent who gave birth to Pinoy Big Brother (2009) 4th placer Johan Santos’ son in 2017.
The 2018 Miss Global pageant, which is being hosted for the third time by the Miss Global Philippines, headed by MGP CEO Pauline Sofia Lapin, is open to single women mothers to compete, just as transsexual can compete in Miss Universe pageant.
With a short duration of two weeks, the candidates had an island tour of Boracay before they returned to Manila for the coronation night set at the Newport Performing Arts Theater Resorts World Manila tomorrow, Feb. 11, with delayed telecast on GMA 7.
Based on their performance during the press presentation, the following are strong contenders for the crown: Miss USA, Miss Brazil, Miss Czech Republic, Miss Morocco, Miss Ecuador, Miss Haiti, Miss India, Miss Indonesia, Miss Malaysia, Miss Aborigine Australia, Miss Australia, Miss Canada, Miss Cambodia, Miss Finland and Miss Philippines.
Barbara Vitorelli of Brazil is the current titleholder.
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