Miss Global 2016 officially kicked off last September 14 with the Press Presentation held at the Crowne Plaza Galeria. Getting the nod of the media as Darling of the Press was host delegate Miss Philippines Camille CJ Hirro with Caitlynn Henry of Australia and Linnea Johansson of Sweden as 1st and 2nd Runners Up respectively.
The girls who impresses and wows the discriminating media during the press presentation usually take the lead from the get- go and all the way to the coronation night. Of course, a lot of factors can come into play as some of the hot favorites may fall by the wayside and some of the dark horses might gain momentum leading to the grand coronation night.
In the ongoing Miss Global 2016 Pageant currently hosted by the Philippines for the second straight year, the favorites of the press are leading the pack in the various pre- pageant activities.
If the results of two of the three important preliminary events are used to predict who will take it all on the grand coronation night, looks like we have three girls who are locked in for the big win!
NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION
| BEST IN NATIONAL COSTUME |
3rd ECUADOR 1st PHILIPPINES 2nd AUSTRALIA
photo credits: FAB Manila
Miss Philippines Camille Jensen Hirro, Miss Ecuador Angela Maritza Bonilla Zapata and Miss Australia Caitlynn Henry have already established themselves as the frontrunners for the crown currently held by Jessica Peart of Australia.
During the National Costume Competition held at the Heritage Hotel last Sept 16 , Miss Philippines emerged first in her eagle- inspired costume created by designer Edwin Uy. In second place was Miss Australia and third place went to Miss Ecuador.
| SWIMSUIT COMPETITION |
2nd PHILIPPINES 1st ECUADOR 3rd AUSTRALIA
photo credits: Ric Obedencio
Just two nights ago, the same three girls also bagged the top three places in the Swimsuit Competition held at the Henann Resort in Panglao, Bohol. Miss Ecuador outshone the field of 38 girls while Philippines and Australia placed second and third respectively.
Tomorrow night, a grand fashion show and the Evening Gown Competition sponsored by he Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines will conclude the preliminary events.
Who will be the epitome of class and elegance and be declared Best in Evening Gown? Will the same three girls get the top three spots? Or will another delegate spring a pleasant surprise?