Miss World - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miss World


2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2019 Q and A segment

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:29 AM

The top 5 Miss World 2019 candidates were interviewed by English personality Piers Morgan

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:09 AM

Toni-Ann Singh succeeds Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico

MISS WORLD 2019. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh is crowned Miss World Final 2019 at the Excel arena in east London on December 14, 2019 (early December 15 in the Philippines). Photo by Daniel Leal/Olivas/AFP

Michelle Dee finishes in Miss World 2019 Top 12

Dec 15, 2019 - 12:28 AM

Michelle ends her Miss World journey

LOOK: Megan Young stuns on the Miss World 2019 stage in a Rosenthal Tee modern terno

Dec 15, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The Miss World 2013 titleholder hosted this year's pageant

MEGAN YOUNG. The Miss World 2013 titleholder hosts the Miss World 2019 pageant. Screenshot from Instagram.com/meganbata

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World 2019 coronation

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Will Michelle Dee win the country's second blue crown?

Michelle Dee secures Top 40 spot in Miss World 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Michelle also makes it as part of the Top 20 in the Beauty with a Purpose segment

LOOK: Michelle Dee's Miss World 2019 national costume

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Michelle's costume is made by Francis Libiran

WATCH: Michelle Dee's Miss World 2019 introduction video

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Michelle talks about growing up in a ranch and her advocacy – autism awareness

Ukrainian beauty queen barred for being mother sues Miss World

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:39 PM

'I want to get the rules changed for wider society,' says 24-year-old Veronika Didusenko, who was dethroned after it was found out that she had a 5-year-old son

PUSHING BOUNDARIES. Veronika Didusenko sues the Miss World organization. Photo from Veronika Didusenko's Instagram

Melanie Marquez on 'top of her game' helping Michelle Dee prep for Miss World 2019

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Michelle Dee prepares for her Miss World 2019 bid

Miss World Philippines 2019: A roundtable discussion

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Catch the Miss World PH queens here!

Vanessa Mae Walters stripped of Miss Eco Teen Philippines title

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Mary Daena Zaide Resurrecion is the new Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019

Photo recap: Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Six new queens are set to take on the international stage

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What made Michelle Dee push through with Miss World Philippines plans?

Sep 17, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Autism awareness and mental health are some of the causes closest to this beauty queen's heart

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Melanie Marquez on daughter Michelle Dee's win: She will be greater than me

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The former Miss International titleholder and actress is one proud mom

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World Philippines 2019 Q and A

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Which answer was your favorite?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who is Michelle Dee, Miss World Philippines 2019?

Sep 16, 2019 - 8:02 AM

Meet your new Miss World Philippines!

A NEW QUEEN. Michelle Dee is Miss World Philippines 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Michelle Dee is Miss World Philippines 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Congratulations, Michelle!

MICHELLE DEE. The beauty queen is crowned Miss World Philippines 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2019 winners

Sep 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Who will be crowned tonight?

LOOK BACK: Katarina Rodriguez's journey as Miss World Philippines 2018

Sep 15, 2019 - 4:52 PM

It's been a whirlwind journey for Katarina

Q and A: Miss World Philippines 2019 candidates talk pageantry, defining the Filipina

Sep 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Here's what some of the candidates have to say about watching Mr World, their own pageant journeys, and their concept of being Filipinas

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World Philippines Charity Gala 2019

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM

5 candidates are chosen for the Top Model fast track

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Two more titles have been added: Miss Philippines Tourism and Miss Eco Teen International

Miss World Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon feels at home in the Philippines

Aug 08, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The beauty queen from Mexico talks about the social media, controversial questions, and wanting see the country's beaches

These 3 celebrities are part of Miss World Philippines 2019

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Kelley Day, Michelle Marquez Dee, and Isabella de Leon are giving pageantry a try

LIST: Miss World Philippines 2019 official candidates

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:49 AM

40 candidates will vie for the right to represent the country in the pageant in December

Miss World PH 2018 - Coronation Night - 2018 QUEENS   Photo by Rob Reyes

Arnold Mercado is new general manager of Miss World Philippines

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Mercado replaces Bessie Besana, who was general manager of the organization for two years

Katarina Rodriguez recalls Miss World experience: 'Parang game show'

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'Mukhang game show,' says Katarina of the competition in Sanya, China

The year in pageants: Philippines' highs and lows

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way

Miss World congratulates Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

'Miss Universe organisation you have a great winner!' says the Miss World pageant's official account

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill with host Steve Harvey. Photo from HO/The Miss Universe Organization

[OPINION] What in the world happened in Miss World 2018?

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'Miss World doesn’t need anymore gimmickry, continental awards to get more people interested and the entire list of countries in existence to participate'

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon reacts after winning the 68th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on December 8, 2018. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn't change a thing

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:07 PM

'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says

Katarina Rodriguez's Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself

Dec 09, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Katarina took the risk, even if she already had a title to her name

Who is Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World 2018?

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The 26-year-old is the first woman from Mexico to bag the Miss World title

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2018 Q and A segment

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Which answer do you like the most?

Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon is Miss World 2018

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:07 PM

De Leon bests 117 other candidates from around the world

Katarina Rodriguez ends journey in Miss World 2018

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Katarina fails to make it to the Top 30

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World 2018 winners

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico wins the Miss World crown

Here's how you can support Katarina Rodriguez in Miss World 2018

Dec 07, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Help Katarina enter the final round of the competition

Katarina Rodriguez fails to win Miss World's Beauty with a Purpose award

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Where peace lacks, everything else becomes present. Peace education is so important because it will teach the children and youth the differences between people and promote acceptance over exclusion,' Katarina says

WATCH: Katarina Rodriguez performs at Miss World 2018 talent competition closing ceremony

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Katarina shows she can dance too!

IN PHOTOS: Katarina Rodriguez's fabulous looks at Miss World 2018

Nov 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

From Francis Libiran to Rosethal Tee, Katarina's outfits showcase Filipino talent and style

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Katarina Rodriguez on pageants and peace

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Miss World Philippines 2018 didn't believe in beauty pageants – but now she is among the country's most beloved beauty queens

Katarina Rodriguez: From Top Model to Miss World PH representative

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Katarina is ready to conquer the world

Miss World PH 2018 - Coronation Night - 2018 QUEENS   Photo by Rob Reyes

READ: Katarina Rodriguez’s winning answer at Miss World Philippines 2018

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:21 AM

Read Katarina's response to a tough question about pageants and feminism

NEW QUEEN. Katarina Rodriguez breezes through the pageant to win the Miss World Philippines 2018 crown. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World Philippines 2018 Q and A

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:46 AM

(UPDATED) Which answer impressed you the most?

Q&A. Denielle Magno, along with the other Top 10 finalists answer questions about the environment, Filipino identity, and inclusivity. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Katarina Rodriguez is Miss World Philippines 2018

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:37 AM

Check the full list of winners here!

NEW QUEENS. Katarina Rodriguez is Miss World Philippines 2018. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 swimsuit segment

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The candidates channel their inner beach beauties at the pageant's coronation night

SWIMSUIT COMPETITION. Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates during the coronation night. All photos by Rob Reyes

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 evening gown competition

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:41 PM

This year’s candidates walked the runway one last time in their best evening gowns

LONG GOWN. Candidates done their most glamorous outfits for the coronation night. All photos by Rob Reyes