Miss Manila 2018 title awaits the modern Manileña who exudes grace, beauty, passion, intelligence, and optimism. Once crowned, the queen will represent the City of Manila in different functions and events.
Thirty-two official candidates including former Ateneo Lady Eagle Therese Gaston vie for 2018 Miss Manila title as they graced their bikini showcase during the press conference held at the Centennial Hall of Manila Hotel on June 19.
Gaston, following in the footsteps of Michelle Gumabao, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018 last March, will try her luck to step into the pageantry as she also makes the transition from athlete to beauty queen.
The candidates also presented their various advocacies of benevolence, such as to help patients who undergo dialysis.
Some of the outstanding candidates during the press presentation were Kristi Celyn Banks, Katrina Racelis, and Kathleen Joy Paton.
Special guest, Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada was also present during the press presentation to proudly welcome the Batch 2018 candidates in line with the celebration of this year’s Araw ng Maynila to mark its 447th anniversary.
The successor of Mary Gail Tobes, Miss Manila 2017, will win a million pesos worth of prizes (P500,00 cash plus Viva Management contract worth P500,000). The first runner-up will receive P350,000, while the second, third, and fourth runners-up will receive P250,000, P150,000, and P100,000, respectively.
The grand coronation night hosted by Xian Lim and Yassi Pressman, with special performances by Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Billy Crawford and Ex Battalion, will be held on June 26 at the PICC Reception Hall.
Delayed telecast will be aired on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best on July 1.
The annual Miss Manila pageant organized by the City of Manila and MARE Foundation, Inc. together with Viva Live. It was revived in 2014 under the leadership of Manila Mayor Estrada.
MARE Foundation, Inc., a non-profit institution and the pageant’s main beneficiary, is headed and established by former senator Dr. Luisa Loi Ejercito-Estrada.
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