The new Miss World Philippines landed among the top 15 semi-finalist in the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 competition. She also showed off her beatboxing skill in that pageant. Watch a YouTube video of her performance last year:
This competition marks the second year that the Miss World Philippines, headed by wellness expert Cory Quirino, hosts the beauty pageant.
From 1992 until 2010, the Binibining Pilipinas competition chose the country's representative for the Miss World pageant, along with the search for representatives in the Miss International and Miss Universe pageants. The London-headquartered Miss World Organization awarded the local franchise to Quirino in 2011.
Rappler's Voltaire Tupaz interviewed Quirino before the pageant started and she shared why this year's competition is noteworthy. Watch below:
This year's Miss World Philippines adapted an innovation: organizers crowdsourced the questions for the much-awaited question-and-answer portion.
Five tweet-questions were chosen from among those who submit using the hashtag #AskMsWorldPh (although some users used #MsWorldPH). These questions were asked of each of the Top 5 finalists.
The chosen Twitter questions were suited for each contestant. For example, the question thrown on April Love Jordan (3rd Princess) considered that she's from Tondo area in Manila. She was asked this tweeted question: Do you think social media has made our society worse or better?
This was Jordan's reply: I believe that the social media has made our society better. It made us united easily. I believe that social media is a good influence to everyone and it is easier. It makes us more united and I believe that now, having social media, is one of the tools for us to be successful and for our country to be successful because we have news easily and we can all be united.
Rappler noted that other questions sent by netizens through the social media stream. Here are some of them:
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