MANILA, Philippines — The Miss World Philippines Organization announced on Friday, October 4 that Vanessa Mae Walters had been stripped of the Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019 title for violating the organization's rules.
In a statement, Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria said they revoked Walters’ title because she had violated 3 rules. One of her infractions include posting a racy photo on her Instagram feed.
"The Miss World Philippines Organization wishes to maintain ethical and moral standards and uphold the integrity of the titleholders. As Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019, Ms. Vanessa Mae Walters is expected to act as an ambassador of the Philippines in the Miss Eco Teen competition, represent the organization in a professional manner, and serve as a role model of the youth," Vegafria said.
Walters was the first Miss Eco Teen Philippines under the Miss World Philippines Organization. The organization had just acquired the title for the 2019 edition of the pageant.
The organization said that after "observing due process," they stripped Walters of her title because of the following reasons:
Mary Daena Zaide Resurrecion, who did not place in the 2019 contest, was tapped to replace Walters.
View this post on Instagram Meet our new Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019 who will be competing in Cairo this November for Miss Eco Teen! Say hello to Mary Daena Zaide Resurrecion @daenaresurreccion! A post shared by Miss World Philippines (@msworldphil) on Oct 4, 2019 at 4:07am PDT