The Philippine bet to Miss World pageant has shown that a beauty queen is not all about getting glammed up and wearing fancy clothes.
Before Laura Lehmann left for Sanya, China, to compete in the Miss World Pageant, she got busy with worthwhile activities encapsulating the essence of beauty with a purpose.
A few days after she was crowned Miss World Philippines last September 3, the 24-year-old beauty queen visited Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.
Part of her caption was: "...planned great things not only for the next few months, but for the next five years."
Part of that plan: buy a pasteurizer, ultra low freezer, and breast pumps for the ward's first milk bank.
Her video made it to the pageant's Top 20.
She also did some volunteer work for United Nations Development Programme.
Here she was after joining a fun run benefiting Virlanie Foundation, which supports "the street children all across the Philippines!"
And she wasn't concerned about losing her poise inside a jam-packed MRT train on a Friday night.
Her caption: "GRABEEEE KA PO, EDSA. 4 events. Friday night. MRT nalang po ako. Happy happy heartstrong nalang tayo okay?"
Because she got so busy with so many things, there wasn't enough time for the hair and makeup trainings.
During her send-off presscon, she admitted, “I think my biggest challenge is actually the styling and getting ready and putting on makeup and hair because usually when you’re in the Philippines and you have your makeup artist and your hairstylist it’s very easy dahil kumpleto.
"But I’ll be alone there. I’ll be on my own so siyempre nakakatakot. I’m also not that girly so I had to get used to it. I’m still learning until today how to do makeup. I have hair training. I’m having a hard time that’s the thing that I’m worrying about."
But she had done well during the pre-pageant events.
This was taken during Miss World's charity dinner held on October 25.
She wore a floral dress by Mark Bumgarner.
Laura during their tour of China's historic towns...
With Miss Norway, Miss Slovenia, Miss Poland, Miss Slovakia, and Miss Sweden during the rehearsal for the opening number.
The former court side reporter's fans exclaimed, "May laban!"
Laura has made it to top 40 of Miss World, which will crown the new queen later at the Sanya City Arena.
There are 120 contestants this year.
Good luck, Laura.