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Standard’s Choice: Miss World Philippines 2021 hot picks

Who will wear the Philippine sash at Miss World 2021 on Dec. 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico? That will be known at the Miss World Philippines grand coronation set on July 25 airing on GMA.

Seven other titles are at stake this year: Miss Supranational Philippines 2021, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021, Miss Eco-International Philippines 2021, Miss Multinational Philippines 2021, Miss Eco-Teen Philippines 2021, Miss Philippines Tourism 2021, and Miss Environment Philippines 2021.

Here are Manila Standard’s top choices to win any of the coveted crowns:

Trisha Martinez

A native of Pila, Laguna, and currently a Dentistry student at University of the East, this 22-year-old beauty was crowned Miss UE 2018 and Las Casas Lakambini 2018. She is an advocate of oral health and a member of The Smile Initiative, an organization of dental students, which offers free oral rehabilitation and oral health care for Filipinos.  

Ganiel Krishnan

This Fil-Indian beauty is a journalist and sportscaster. Ganiel, 26, represented the Philippines in Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 and finished as 2nd runner-up. She founded her advocacy called People I Met. a social media movement that aims to share and tell stories of incredible people and to alleviate their life situations. For her, it’s Miss World or nothing, which is a possibility.

Zoe Emmanuelle Vera

This 26-year-old, actress-singer and graduate of St. Paul College and Ateneo de Manila University is passionate about bringing awareness to fighting online sexual exploitation of children. Described by pageant experts as a woman with substance, this deep thinker has a beauty and talent that fit Miss World.

Kathleen Joy Paton

This Fil-Australian beauty and former Miss Manila 2018 and Miss Teen International 2017 was born in Boracay 23 years ago. Now based in Australia where she is finishing a Bachelors of Business degree at Victoria University, Kathleen is an advocate of mental health and has a beauty that fits all international pageants.

Joy Barcoma

She is a “joy to the world” but her personality and vibrancy also fit Miss Multinational. Joy, 21, is a freelance model and aspires to become a lawyer. The Miss Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges 2017 winner wants to handle the pro bono cases of the poor, needy, and underprivileged people. A stunner, she is also a keen advocate for Mental Health through her “I’m Here Campaign.” 

Asha Gutierrez

She is a holder of Literature degrees from De La Salle University and Oxford University. This 26-year-old model and author is an HIV Counselor at LoveYourself Philippines and founder of Transcend, an organization that protects women who suffer from abuse. Her on-the-go personality is fit for Miss Hispanoamericana or Miss Multinational.

Anna Caress de Mesa

She’s a cum laude Accountancy graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. Anna, 22, won 2nd runner up at Miss UST 2016. She works as a model and is easily a standout for her perfect face, charming personality, and high communication skills.

Dindi Joy Pajares

This head-turner is a flight attendant and model from Balanga, Bataan. A Top 15 finisher in Bb. Pilipinas 2016, Dindi is tall with a strong stage presence. Her being a pageant veteran is her edge over other candidates with on-point styling every appearance. Her competitiveness fit the Miss Supranational or Miss Hispanoamericana.

Tracy Maureen Perez

She is a model and a graduate in industrial engineering at the University of San Carlos. Tracy, a native of Baguyan, Agusan del Sur, was top 12 in Miss World Philippines 2019 and won Best in Swimsuit Photo and Miss Photogenic in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. A former Cebu’s Five Prettiest. Tracy works as an associate software engineer. 

Riana Pangindian

She is a model and a graduate in Biological Science at the University of Santo Tomas. Rina, 24, was Top 15 placer in Bb. Pilipinas 2016 and Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She has launched her #BasuraToAyuda project on social media to manage trash and achieve sustainable living during the pandemic. Her dusky exotic beauty is perfect for Miss Eco International or Miss Environment Philippines 2021.

Topics: Miss World 2021 , Zoe Emmanuelle Vera , Joy Barcoma , Kathleen Joy Paton , Ganiel Krishnan , Trisha Martinez
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