These two girls, in separate occasions, were runners-up to Miss World Philippines (MWP) winners. Now on their possible final attempts at winning a national crown via Miss Philippines Earth, will they finally make it?
Advertising graduate Mary Anne Ross Misa (Makati City) was first runner-up (first princess) to Queenierich Rehman in MWP 2012. But before that, she was a Top 10 finalist in BbP 2010 (won by Venus Raj). She was supposed to join BbP 2014 but withdrew her application before screenings were held.
Pageants have been a roller-coaster ride for Ma Paula Bianca Paz (Gapan City). She first joined BbP in 2009 but was unplaced. A year after she represented the Philippines in Asian Supermodel Search in China where she bagged the Miss Photogenic award. In 2011 she tried her luck in BbP. She made it as an official candidate but was disqualified due to a sexy photo shoot she did for a calendar years back. On the same year, she joined MWP where she finished as third princess. Two years after, she rejoined and was awarded Best in Long Gown. But this wasn’t enough to win the crown as she was again named third princess (Megan Young won the title). Biance is now emerging as a front-runner in this year’s MPE pageant, having won silver medals in the Trash to Class and hairstyling challenges.