The pageant season is in full swing! After crowning this year’s Miss Universe Philippines. Today, Miss World Philippines, crowned its queen who will represent the country on the international stage in Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Argelot.
Tracy Perez of Cebu City was named as the new Miss World Philippines, succeeding the reigning queen Michelle Dee.
The 28-year old, software engineer bested 44 other candidates for the national title. This is the second time Perez joined the Miss World Philippines pageant. In 2020, Perez landed a spot in the top 12 finalists.
Tracy wowed the judges during the Q&A portion where she was asked the question: After we go through this pandemic, what would you want us to learn from it?
In which she answered: “After this pandemic I hope that we never take for granted the family that we have, taking care of our health and taking care of the people that protect us—our leaders, our front liners. We should always give importance to those people. We may not see the efforts that they give out but most definitely they are our modern heroes and for that, we should always be grateful and we should always stick to them, stick with them, and pray for them.”
Other winners were: Dindi Pajares, Miss Supranational Philippines 2021; Kathleen Paton, Miss Eco Philippines 2021; Emmanuelle Vera, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021; Trisha Martinez, Miss Tourism Philippines 2021; Michelle Arceo, Miss Environment Philippines 2021; Shaila Rebortera, Miss Multinational Philippines 2021; Tatyana Austria, Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021; Rianna Pangindian, 1st Princess; and Ganiel Krishnan, 2nd Princess.
The Miss World Philippines 2021 competition was held in Subic, Olongapo City early Monday morning, Oct. 4.
In the pageant’s almost seven-decade run, the Philippines only has one crown, won by Megan Young in 2013. Notably, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray also vied for the Miss World title in 2016 but she only finished in the Top 5 of the competition.
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