IN PHOTOS: Miss World PH Gala

A change in the line-up of candidates is also revealed to the press

MODELS FOR THE NIGHT. The Miss World Philippines 2013 candidates walked the runway in Filipino couture. All photos by Manman Dejeto

MANILA, Philippines – On August 14 at 6pm, the Miss World Philippines 2013 Gala was held in the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City. The event was hosted by Grace Lee.

A fashion show featuring the 2013 candidates was the highlight of the night, showcasing designs by Arnold Galang, Yako Reyes, Roland Lirio, Lizanne Cua, Eric delos Santos and Ulysses King.

Reigning titleholder Queenierich Rehman also walked the runway.

Special awards were given to:

#10 Janicel Lubina - Miss World Traveller

#22 Patricia Ejercitado - Miss Prudential Life

#6 Karla Patricia Alas - Miss World Heart

#19 Maria Paula Bianca Paz - Miss World Heart

Noticeably absent was Nicole Marable of Makati City, who was candidate #1 at the press presentation last July 31. She had been replaced by the former candidate #26, Henna Kaizzelle Nicole Cajandig.

READ: Meet the Miss World PH 2013 candidates

Rappler asked pageant director Cory Quirino about the change in the candidate line-up. “She left. Medical leave. Her lola (grandmother) is sick in the US,” she told Rappler.

Here are Rappler’s exclusive photos:

#26 HENNA KAIZZELLE NICOLE CAJANDIG

#2 ROSELLE MARIE FERRER

#3 PRINCESSLYN DIGNADICE

#4 KHADIJA NASSER
#5 ZAHRA BIANCA SALDUA
#6 KARLA PATRICIA ALAS
#7 SAMANTHA MAE BERNARDO
#8 FRANCES CLAIRE VINTOLA
#9 PIA KAMIL OCHENGCO
#10 JANICEL LUBINA
#11 MERCEGRACE RAQUEL
#12 ANGELICA LOPEZ
#13 PAULA ESTENSO
#14 VINA OPENIANO
#15 MA LILY TERESA SALAZAR
#16 AIKAH DINAH
#17 JENNIFER HAMMOND
#18 OMARIE LINN OSUNA
#19 MARIA PAULA BIANCA PAZ
#20 MEGAN LYNNE YOUNG
 
#21 JENNYLINE CARLA MALPAYA
#22 PATRICIA LAE EJERCITADO
#23 RIA RABAJANTE
#24 ZANDRA FLORES
#25 MELANIE BARRET
MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES 2012 Queenierich Rehman
The Miss World Philippines 2013 candidates in Filipino couture

The Miss World Philippines 2013 coronation night is on August 18 at the Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort and Casino.

The Miss World 2013 international pageant will be held on September 28 in Jakarta, Indonesia. – With reports from Carol Ramoran and Jory Rivera/Rappler.com