Hillarie Danielle Parungao crowned Miss World Philippines 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Hillarie Danielle Parungao was crowned Miss World Philippines 2015 at the Theater at Solaire on Sunday, October 18.
Hillarie, who hails from Nueva Vizcaya, succeeded last year's winner Valerie Weigmann. Hillarie will represent the country in the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China on December 19.
Aside from winning the crown, Hillarie also bagged a number of special awards, including best in swimsuit, best in long gown, best in fashion runway, best in sports challenge, Miss Zen Institute, Miss Technomarine, Miss Solaire, Miss Figlia, and Miss Phoenix.
During the question and answer portion of for the Top 5, Hillarie was asked what her philosophy is in life. She answered that her philosophy “always relies on compassion.” "I believe that compassion can open doors to many challenges in life... I also believe that in compassion, we get to understand other people, and in understanding other people we become a better society," she said.
The coronation night was hosted by Tim Yap, Miss World Philippines 2011 Gwen Ruais, and actress Iya Villania Arellano.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young judged the pageant this year, together with Chavit Singson, Migz Zubiri, Fernando Carillo, Cris Albert, Celine Matias, Jose Mari Abacan, Kathleen Dy Go, Flint Carl Richardson, and Ma Francesca Tan. –Rappler.com
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