We have been so caught up with the excitement involving the Mother of All Pageants that Hillarie Parungao’s impressive performance during Miss World was sidelined.
Hillarie may not have brought home the crown nor finished in the Final Five but to win the Multi Media Award and to place in the Top Ten from a field of 130 beauty delegates competing in the pageant held in Sanya, China is not to be sneezed at.
It was just unfortunate for Hillarie that the world's two biggest & longest- running beauty competitions had to be staged only a day apart. For pageant- crazed Philippines, it's a no- brainer; Miss Universe is the more popular and more recognized between the two pageants.
Everyone thought that Hillarie would make the Final Five for prior to the final cut from ten to five girls only, she was ranked fourth in the Miss World “leaderboard” based on points she earned from the preliminary events.
|Miss Philippines in the Top Model Challenge Event|
| Hillarie was the second Pinay after Megan to be|
spotlighted in the Dances of the World
Crowned Miss World 2015 at the Crown of Beauty Theater in Sanya, China, the day before Miss Universe 2015 was beamed live to a worldwide audience estimated at nearly a billion was Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo. Named 1st Princess was Miss Russia and 2nd Princess was Miss Indonesia.
|Outgoing Miss World Rolene Strauss crowns the new queen|
The Final Five were INDONESIA, Beauty with a Purpose Winner, JAMAICA, LEBANON, RUSSIA and SPAIN - TOP MODEL winner
|Miss World 2015 with the rest of the Top Five Finalists|
The Top Eleven were RUSSIA, PHILIPPINES -MULTIMEDIA winner, GUYANA, TALENT winner, LEBANON, SPAIN, INDONESIA, JAMAICA, FRANCE, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA and VIETNAM
Rounding out the Top Twenty were NETHERLANDS, BRAZIL, KAZAKHSTAN, POLAND, NEW ZEALAND, CHINA PR, SOUTH SUDAN, SCOTLAND, ECUADOR and NORTHERN IRELAND