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Miss World Philippines

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Motto  Beauty in Giving
Founder  Cory Quirino
Headquarters  Manila
Formation  2011
Type  Beauty pageant
Location  Philippines
Miss World Philippines

Miss World Philippines is the national franchise of the Miss World pageant in the Philippines and selects the country's representative to that pageant.


Arnold Vegafria, serves as the new exclusive licensee and national director for the Philippines after acquiring the local franchise of Miss World in January 2017.

Prior to Miss World Philippines, the title was awarded through the Miss Republic of the Philippines pageant from 1966 to 1976, then by Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization through Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant from 1977 to 1991, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. through the Binibining Pilipinas pageant from 1992 to 2010, and CQ Global Quest Inc., of Cory Quirino from 2011 to 2016.

The pageant is inspired by the Miss World Ltd.'s slogan "Beauty with a Purpose" and henceforth adopted the theme "Beauty in Giving." The winner and her court work with charities that benefit children in need and also join movements of supporting women and children's rights and many more advocacies.

The current Miss World Philippines is Catriona Gray of Albay. She represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2016 pageant held on December 18, 2016 in Washington, D.C., United States and placed Top 5


The pageant was conceived on January 25, 2011 when the franchise that was previously held by Binibining Pilipinas was awarded by Julia Morley, Chair and CEO of Miss World Limited, to Cory Quirino, a Filipino tri-media personality.

Cory Quirino serves as the exclusive licensee and national director for the Philippines from 2011 to 2016.

Morley, who personally awarded the franchise to Cory Quirino in Manila, clarified that she has no intention to offend Stella Araneta, the head of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc.. Her decision to hold an individual Miss World contest in the Philippines was to focus more on the organization's vision, which is to raise fund for their beneficiaries and they can only do this if they will hold a separate contest.

The pageant was officially launched on March 23, 2011 at the SMDC Showroom at the SM Mall of Asia.

Below is the complete list of Miss World Philippines editions.

Representatives to Miss World

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1 Age at time of Miss World Philippines pageant

Representatives to Mister World

Aside from Miss World, CQ Global Quest Inc. appoints the representative to the Mister World pageant which is held every two years. The first Mister World representative under CQ Global Quest Inc. is Andrew James Wolff who won as the first runner-up in the Mister World pageant. In 2014, two contenders were announced as winners.

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Theme song

The Miss World Philippines official theme song was launched in the first edition of the pageant as opening number for the Miss World Philippines 2011. The music, lyrics, and arrangement was created by Louie Ocampo and was sung by Mark Bautista (on year 2011), Julie Anne San Jose, Frencheska Farr, and Maricris Garcia (on year 2014).


Miss World Philippines Wikipedia

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