As predicted, candidate #19 Valerie Weigmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014, besting 25 other girls to earn the right to represent the country in the Miss World pageant be held in London in December.
Asked during the final question round why she should win Miss World, the 24-year-old Filipino-German TV host and model said: “I try to live my life in relation to others, by putting myself into other people’s shoes. I believe in the importance of empathy and compassion because I see if all of us can come together and work as one we can all be advocates of change. And I want to inspire and encourage everyone to take up a personal advocacy such as my own…because I believe it is truly in giving that makes us beautiful.”
Lorraine Kendrickson (#1) finished first princess while Nelda Ibe (#20) was second princess. Nicole Donesa (#14) and Rachel Louise Peters (#7) were third and fourth princesses, repectively.
Completing the Top 13 were: #16 Ina Dominica E. Guerrero, 12. Christine R. Balaguer, #6 Kristine Angeli Q. Estoque, #3 Alexa R. Kirby, #4 Priscilla Kimberley Dela Cruz, #13 Kimberly Anne T. Sarreal, #17 Kimberly L. Pajares, and #5 Gazini Christiana J. Ganados.
Weigmann got the lion’s share of special awards, including Best in Swimwear, Best in Long Gown and Best in Fashion Runway. Ibe was named Miss Photogenic while Kendrickson won Miss Sports.