SETTING THE BAR HIGH. Miss Teen Philippines top five finalists blow a kiss to the audience after victory. (Photo by Nicole Zaide/LON)
Miss Teen Philippines (MTP) is the country’s top premier search for the young, beautiful and smart beauty queen. The pageant made a grand comeback this 2019 after a four year-hiatus. The grand coronation night was held at the heart of Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City—in the newest arts and entertainment venue, New Frontier Theatre. The coronation was mastered to the fullest, presenting a 24-strong state of the art LED exhibition, a disc jockey booth consistently making the theatre a musical haven, together with prominent artists and musicians, like Iñigo Pascial, IV of Spades and G-Force up for MTP—setting the bar very high in the history of Philippine pageantry.
Miss Teen Philippines crowns anew
Cagayan de Oro representative Nikki de Moura took home the crown as Miss Teen Philippines 2019.
When she was asked on what is the greatest challenge the Filipino youth is facing today, and how can pageants such as Miss Teen Philippines can contribute to meet this challenge, she said that, “The best things that happened [we learned in this pageant] is to conserve the environment. If I were to be blessed to be the Miss Teen Philippines, I encourage my peers to be active with this cause.”
The Miss Teen Philippines soon-to-be victor utilized the 45 seconds to respond, giving a detailed answer on how her home province leads with the plastic-free environment; and on how it should be managed and be practiced. She bested the four who mentioned education, inequality, social media and other issues with the same question.
The first runner-up finalist is Patricia Beerda of Iloilo – the second runner up is Nicole Borromeo of Cebu City; the third and fourth runner-ups are Mikki Barcela of Bicol City and Joanna Kalkschmidt of Capiz, respectively.
MTP 2019 coverage will be aired by its official broadcast partner, ABS-CBN on May 19.