PH expected to host Miss World, pageant to begin exclusive search for Pinay contestant in March

The Philippines is expected to host the Miss World beauty pageant after the franchise was awarded to the country, reports Manila Bulletin. The 60-year-old franchise will be formally awarded to health guru and media personality Cory Quirino by Miss World Limited President Julia Morley today at Shangri-la Makati.

The exclusive search for contestants for the first Miss World Philippines pageant will begin in March, Quirino said in the Manila Bulletin report. The country’s Miss World representative used to be chosen from participants of Binibining Pilipinas.

Airport officials told Manila Bulletin that holding the Miss World pageant in the country will increase foreign arrivals and tourism revenue.

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