Nueva Vizcaya’s Hillarie Danielle Parungao was crowned Miss World Philippines 2015 during Sunday’s pageant night at the the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City.
Hillarie succeeds last year’s winner Valerie Weigmann and will represent the country in the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China on December 19.
Parungao also won special awards given out earlier in the program, including Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown, Best in Runway and Best in Sports Challenge.
The pageant was hosted by TV and radio host Tim Yap, Miss World Philippines 2011 Gwen Ruais, and actress Iya Villania.
Completing the Top 5 are:
1st Princess: Marita Cassandra Naidas
2nd Princess: Mia Allyson Howell
3rd Princess: Maria Vanessa Wright
4th Princess: Emma Mary Tiglao
Miss World 2013 Megan Young led the judges this year, together with Chavit Singson, Migz Zubiri, Fernando Carillo, Cris Albert, Celine Matias, Jose Mari Abacan, Kathleen Dy Go, Flint Carl Richardson, and Ma Francesca Tan.