Kimberly Karlsson wins Miss Grand Philippines 2014

wpid-sam_0640Nineteen-year-old Filipino-Swedish equestrian and model Kimberly Karlsson (9) was crowned Miss Grand Philippines 2014 during the finals held Saturday night, August 16, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, in Diliman, Quezon City.

Karlsson, who hails from Oriental Mindoro, will represent the country in the second edition of Miss Grand International 2014 to be held on October 7th in Bangkok Thailand.

First runner-up was Rosevemme Marie Fajardo (7) of Surigao del Sur while Mary Theresa Erna Gomez (15) of Tarlac placed second runner-up. Completing the Top 10 finalists are: 8 Hydra Desiree Betito, 11 Jean Marie Feliciano, 5 Cynthia Caldona, 17 Maria Jessica Oribe, 1 Ivy Meery Enriquez, 3 Rosanna Andrea Reniva, and 13 Apple Ann Michelle Bartolome.

The reigning Miss Grand International Janelee Chaparro of Puerto Rico and MGI owner and president Nawat Itsaragrisil attended the coronation night.

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Miss Grand Philippines 2014: Meet the candidates

After weeks of screenings from around the country, the inaugural Miss Grand Philippines pageant kicked off last Monday, July 21, with make-up and skin care sessions and pictorial sessions for the official candidates.

The following girls are vying to represent the country in the second edition of Miss Grand International 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand in October. Check them out!

You can also vote for your favorite candidate by sending G(number of candidate) to 8933 (e.g. G1). Click here for details.