PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"GMA Network welcomes back Miss World Philippines as it inked a contract today for the exclusive airing of the beauty competition this year.
"Present in the contract signing were Miss World Philippines 2012 Queneerich Rehman, Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino, GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan and Miss World Philippines 2011 Gwendoline Ruais.
"During the contract signing, Quirino expressed her excitement with the partnership of Miss World Philippines with the Kapuso Network, “I am happy kasi para sa akin this is really our home. We like to be with GMA always. It’s going to become closer, tighter and more successful.”
"Abacan, on the other hand, is proud that GMA is the official media partner of Miss World Philippines 2013, “Parating welcome sa GMA ang Miss World. We are very excited. You will see more beautiful ladies, and a more beautiful production this time.”
"Ruais and Rehman say that their experience in Miss World Philippines has been life-changing and their advice for this year’s aspiring beauty queens is to enjoy the whole experience. “We saw the new batch of candidates and they are really good. I tell the girls the most important is to be yourself and enjoy the experience. At the end of the day, you are being judged as who you are, you don’t pretend and just be who you are.” Ruais said.
"Quirino added that this year’s competition will be more challenging because they patterned it after the Miss World pageant. “Mas matindi ang competition na gaganapin sa Jakarta , Indonesia. Miss World 2013 will have 120 candidates kaya matindi ang laban, at kailangan ipakita natin ang gilas ng Pilipinas. This year, ihahawig natin ang Miss World Philippines competition sa Miss World. May sports challenge at mayroon na kaming mas matinding challenge sa competition in order to prepare our winner for the Miss World competition. Kaya ang mga kandidata hindi lang magaling rumampa, kundi malakas sa katawan.”
"The 2013 Miss World Philippines Pageant will be held at Solaire Resorts and Casino in August and will be aired on GMA Network. Viewers all over the world may catch it through GMA Pinoy TV. The final screening will be held on Monday, July 29 at the Miss World Philippines office."
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