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MANILA, Philippines – Tracy Maureen Perez ended her Miss World journey on Wednesday, March 16 (Thursday, March 17 Manila time) with a Top 13 placement in the pageant’s finals night held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The 28-year-old Cebuana beauty queen was the fourth candidate to be called for the Top 13, but failed to make it to the Top 6 of the pageant.
Candidates moving on to the next round of the competition are:
- Northern Island
- Cote D’Ivoire
One of these candidates will succeed reigning titleholder Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica.
Prior to the pageant night, Tracy secured a spot in the pageant’s Top 30 after being named as one of the winners of the Head to Head challenge and one of the Top 5 finalists in the Beauty With A Purpose program fast-track events.
Tracy’s Top 13 finish is the Philippines’ highest since 2016, when Catriona Gray made it to the Top 5. It also serves as the second-straight year the Philippines secured a Top 12 placement after Michelle Dee’s Top 12 finish in 2019.
Megan Young remains to be the only Filipina to win the Miss World title. She was crowned in 2013.– Rappler.com