Not one, but two pageants are about to go down at The Filipino Festival for The Miss Philippines and Mister Pilipinas Worldwide.
While eyes are on Michelle Dee as she competes in Miss Universe 2023 this November in El Salvador, there are a couple of coronation nights happening right in our backyard this October with The Filipino Festival. The Finals will see months of competition come to an end with two, yes two, coronation night pageants going down in one evening.
It will also serve as the inaugural coronation night for The Miss Philippines, the newest pageant on the local scene courtesy of Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup and MUPH creative and events director Jonas Gaffud. And with the way they’ve been promoting the event, it’s going to be unlike other pageants you’ve seen before. Here are the details to get you ready for the big night.
THERE WILL BE TWO CORONATIONS IN ONE NIGHT
The Filipino Festival is promoted as an avenue to celebrate Filipino culture and heritage, and the main way they are doing that is with the two big events of the evening. Both Mister Pilipinas Worldwide and The Miss Philippines will crown new winners, with the former going first followed by the latter. The Miss Philippines, in particular, will see 21 contestants vie for three crowns, Miss Charm, Miss Supranational, and Miss Asia Pacific. Appointed reigning queen and Miss Supranational 2023 runner-up Pauline Amelinckx will be there to crown her successor, as will Mister Supranational Philippines 2023 Johannes Rissler.
Four famous faces are set to serve as the hosts for The Miss Philippines and Mister Pilipinas Worldwide. For the former, it’s a triple crown affair as former Miss Universe queens Philippines Rabiya Mateo and Beatrice Luigi Gomez and former Miss Charm Philippines Annabelle McDonnell will be the hosts for the pageant. As for the latter, former PBB housemate and model Andrea Brouillette will be the pageant’s host.
PERFORMERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS
A big night like this needs some big performances. And the organizers didn’t skimp out with Sam Concepcion (opening), Gigi de Lana and The Gigi Vibes (halftime), and SB19’s Josh Cullen (finale) all slated to perform at the event. And if that wasn’t enough, Nattawat Jirochtikul is expected to attend and give a special performance. Even the crowd is going to be star-studded with Miss Supranational 2023 Andrea Aguilera and Mister International 2023 Kim Goodburn attending.
The Miss Philippines pageant isn’t just new, it also hopes to change the way pageants are seen and done. Even during the application process, the pageant allowed mothers and married women to apply and increased the age limit to 32. As such, expect coronation night to go differently. For starters and probably most famously, there will be no swimsuit segment. The candidates’ speeches are said to resemble TED-Talk-style speeches as they share how they’ll promote the Philippines to the world. Finally, formal wear is being replaced with a red carpet moment ala The Cannes Film Festival.
WHERE AND WHEN
The Mister Pilipinas Worldwide and The Miss Philippines coronation nights are set to take place at MOA Arena on Tuesday, October 24. Festivities begin at 5 PM onwards. If you’d like to see how all this plays out, you can get your tickets now at SM Tickets with prices going as low as 300 pesos for General Admission. Show some love to your fave delegate by voting for them here. 50% of the delegates’ final scores will be from audience votes so make sure your voice is heard.