2011 – 2017, those are the years that the Philippines has placed successively at Miss World.
The winning streak was started by Gwendolyne Ruais, placing as 1st Princess to winner Ivian Sarcos. Since then the country has made semis at the pageant.
2011 – Gwendoline Ruais, 1st Princess
2012 – Queneerich Rehman, top 15 semifinalist
2013 – Megan Young, Miss World
2014 – Valerie Weigmann, top 25 quarterfinalist
2015 – Hillarie Parungao, top 10 semifinalist
2016 – Catriona Gray, top 5 finalist (said to be announced as 3rd Princess during the coronation ball)
2017 – Laura Lehmann, top 40 octofinalist
2010-2017 has been longest streak of the Philippines in terms of placements in Miss Universe.
It started off with 4 successive runner up placements with Venus, Shamcey, Janine and Ariella. Then came the Miss Universe win of Pia and culminated with the top 10 placement of Rachel. This is partly due to the support that the girls have received from the Binibining Pilipinas organization headed by Madame Stella Marquez-Araneta. 8 consecutive years of placements that is only seconded by the 4 successive placements of the Binibining Pilipinas Universe winners of 1972-75. SMA surely stands tall with how her ward has made the country proud.
2010 – Venus Raj, 4th runner up
2011 – Shamcey Supsup, 3rd runner up
2012 – Janine Tugonon, 1st runner up
2013 – Ariella Arida, 3rd runner up
2014 – Mary Jean Lastimosa, Top 10
2015 – Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe
2016 – Maxine Medina, Top 6
2017 – Rachel Peters, Top 10
If you are given less than 12 hours (more like 6 hours really) to do a Sash-Pick banner for Miss International 2017, how do you do it? With loads of coffee and a template intended for Miss Universe of course! Check out these two banners that were earlier posted on Sash Factor’s Facebook and Instagram accounts…
I may not have the same picks as the rest of the Sash Factor team (I’ve already posted mine last night), but I made sure they get one heck of a banner! Any constructive feedback?
This feature is on the four women who won the biggest titles of 2016. This would be the last time I will be doing a #funart feature on them as the international pageant season is almost upon us.
Miss Earth 2016 – Katherine Espin Miss International 2016 – Kylie Verzosa Miss Universe – Iris Mittenaere Miss World – Stephanie del Valle
For those that have followed their journey, who do you think had the most memorable reign?
During the Metro magazine Q&A video posted on their Facebook page, Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters answer several past MU final questions. And one of the more interesting answers she gave was when she was asked: Why should she be the Next Miss Universe?
A fan requested to yours truly via Facebook Messenger to create a banner for Binibini 19, Rachel Peters. Well, your wish is granted! And by the way, wait for a Rachel Peters #exclusive on Sashes&Scripts… Coming Soon this April!