PHOTOS: Miss Resorts World Manila 2012

Kai Magsanoc
Here are the photos from the November 23 event

MISS RESORTS WORLD MANILA 2012 is Filipino-Spanish Alexandra Salmeron. All photos by Edric Chen

MANILA, Philippines – On November 23, Resorts World Manila held the 3rd Miss Resorts World Manila pageant at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

Filipino-Spanish Alexandra Salmeron won the coveted title.

The other winners were: Michelle Gavagan (1st runner-up), Karen Gallman (2nd runner-up), Jillian Orbina (3rd runner-up) and Angeli Gomez (4th runner-up).

Check out Rappler’s photos:

Event hosts Bianca Valerio and Rovilson Fernandez opened the night by dancing 'Gangnam Style' with the candidates

Male classical trio Primo performed while the candidates walked the first runway in Couture L'Amour by the Cebu Fashion Council

A tribute to Philippine butterflies followed the 'Valentine' season in the program and ushered in 'Summer'

Darling of the Press awardee Julian Flores

First runner-up Michelle Gavagan waves to her fans in the audience

Third runner-up Jillian Orbina

Ballroom dancers made the place sizzle with a hot dance number

Best in Swimwear is Zahara Soriano, candidate number 12

Summer was followed by a 'storm' courtesy of performers from Resorts World Manila

Butterflies took the stage once again, too

'Flying' men gave a thrilling performance, making the audience hold their breath

After the 'storm' was Christmas, of course

The candidates came back onstage in their beautiful terno designed by members of the Cebu Fashion Council

Bo Cerrudo of 'The King and I' serenaded the candidates

Mitoy of D Draybers and classical singer Faye

Hopeful candidates awaiting the final announcement of the top 5

Judges in serious discussion

Socia Media Fan Favorite candidate number 16, Ferina de Paz

Miss Photogenic candidate number one, Karen Gallman

4th runner-up Angeli Gomez

Alexandra Salmeron picks her final question

Michelle Gavagan answers her final question

Alexandra and Michelle when the title winner was named

First runner-up Michelle Gavagan receiving her prize

A beaming Alxandra Salmeron who admitted to having 'big feet'

The Miss Resorts World Manila 2012 winners

The winners at the after-party, all in red

If you missed the pageant, check out our live blog. – Rappler.com