New titles up for grabs in this year's Miss World Philippines

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Posted at Jul 08 2017 01:51 AM

Catriona Gray (center) is set to crown her Miss World Philippines successor this September 3. Courtesy of Miss World Philippines official website

Besides the actual beauty-pageant crown, the contestants of this year's Miss World Philippines will have 3 new titles to compete for. 

It was announced Friday that the titles of Miss Eco Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, and Miss Multinational Philippines will also be up for grabs come coronation night on September 3. 

Each winner will get to represent the country in the corresponding international beauty pageants, namely Miss ECO International 2018, Reina Hispanoamericana, and Miss Multinational.

The pageant's new national director, Arnold Vegafria, added that two other ladies will also be crowned first princess and second princess. 

"I am looking forward to continuing our mission of uplifting the image of the Filipina in the global pageant circuit," he said. 

This year's coronation night will be held at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. 

The pageant is open to all Filipino candidates both locally and abroad. Deadline for applicants will be on July 22.