114 candidates competed, including our Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao, a major favorite who finished in the Top 10 and was the Multimedia Challenge winner. She was also among the Top 10 in the People's Choice voting and Top 30 in the Top Model challenge.
The new Miss World whose name means "admirable" becomes the first from Spain to capture the blue crown. She's a surprising winner actually, wasn't one of top 5 picks by most followers of the pageant, but the fact that she was the Top Model challenge winner could tell that she was doing a great job from the pre-final activities leading to the finale. (Miss World 2013 from the Philippines Megan Young also won Top Model.)
Miss World 2015 - Spain, Mireia Lalaguna
1st Runner-Up - Russia, Sofia Nikitchuk
2nd Runner-Up - Indonesia, Maria Harfanti
Top 5: Jamaica, Sanneta Myrie and Lebanon, Valerie Abou Chacra
Australia, Tess Alexander
France, Hinarere Taputu
Guyana, Lisa Punch
Philippines, Hillarie Parungao
South Africa, Liesl Laurie
Vietnam, Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê
Brazil, Catharina Choi
China PR, Yuan Lu
Ecuador, Camila Marañón
Kazakhstan, Regina Vandysheva
Netherlands, Margot Hanekamp
New Zealand, Deborah Lambie
Northern Ireland, Leanne McDowell
Poland, Marta Pałucka
Scotland, Mhairi Fergusson
South Sudan, Ajaa Monchol
[Picture credit to the Miss World Organization]
In her Facebook Page, Miss Philippines described her Top 10 placement as way beyond amazing and thanked the fans for the support.
"Good Morning Philippines 🇵🇭
Good Morning World 🌎
How's everybody doing?
Is this for real? Am I awake?
To finish 3rd in the leaderboard is beyond amazing. To finish within the Top 10 is way beyond amazing.
But the real winners are you guys. I couldn't have won the Multimedia Segment if you weren't so supportive and interactive. I love love love you guys. I also want to thank everyone who helped me in this journey but the list is neverending. Mahal ko kayo.
The Filipino is truly worth fighting for. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Photo taken minutes before we go out on stage.
Hillarie Danielle Ang Parungao
Miss World - Philippines 2015
Miss World 2015, Top 10
After Miss World, all eyes are now on Miss Universe 2015, finale of which is taking place Sunday night in Las Vegas (Monday morning PH time). Hopin' a favorable result for Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. - Mykiru.ph