While everyone is busy for the 65th Miss Universe pageant here in the Philippines, Cory Quirino, the national director of the Miss World Philippines shocked everyone with a sad news.
“I have decided to relinquish the license of Miss World Philippines for both personal and business reasons. Thank you for supporting me all these six years, and for being part of our challenges and victories. I will never forget you”.
She added “it will be assigned to someone else, hopefully a friend or associate whom I already introduced to the Miss World Organization”
Cory Quirino was the National Director of Miss World Philippines for six years. It was a successful six years, giving the country, it’s first Miss World in 2013 by Megan Young, 1st Runner Up in 2011 by Gwendoline Ruais, 3rd Runner Up by Catriona Gray in 2016, Top 10 finish by Hillarie Parungao, Top 15 by Queneerich Rehman in 2012 and Top 25 by Valerie Weigmann in 2014.
UPDATE: Meet the new Franchise Holder of Miss & Mister World Philippines!
He’s no other than Arnold Vegafria. He posted the announcement via his Instagram account.
“I am very happy to have been awarded the exclusive license for the MISS WORLD AND MR. WORLD PAGEANTS IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Thank you Julia Morley and Steve Douglas for your trust and confidence! With your support and guidance, I can assure you that we will continue to live up to the prestige and honor that Miss World Organization deserves- not just in the Philippines but across the world.
We will forward to discovering and mentoring a new breed of filipina beauties who, just like Miss World 2013 Megan Young, will perpetuate the noble legacy of Miss World Organization’s guiding principle ; “Beauty With A Purpose. “