After the epic win of Megan Young as Miss World 2013, the pressure is on for recently crowned Miss World Philippines, Valerie Weigmann. She bested 25 other candidates on Sunday night (October 12), sweeping most of the special awards handed out in the pageant.
When asked why she should win Miss World Philippines, Weigmann answered, "I believe in the importance of empathy and compassion because I see, if all of us can all come together, we can all be advocates of change. And I want to inspire and encourage everyone to take up personal advocacy."
The runners up of the pageant are Lorraine Kendrickson (1st Princess), Nelda Ibe (2nd Princess), Nicole Donesa (3rd Princess), and Rachel Peters (4th Princess).
Weigmann will represent the Philippines in Miss World 2014 in December.
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