Saturday, September 2, 2017

Philippines' Cynthia Thomalia for Miss World 2017 in China?

Cynthia Thomalia
Miss World Philippines 2017 candidate number 32
Photo credit: Chester Veloso


Cynthia Thomalia
Miss World Philippines 2017 candidate number 32
Photo credit to the owner.
Miss Aliwan 2016 Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalia from Southern Leyte is a top contender for the inaugural edition of Miss World Philippines 2017 managed by a new head honcho Arnold Vegafria after Madame Cory Quirino resigned as the national director and local franchise holder of Julia Morley's Miss World pageant in the Philippines. 

The resignation came a month after the Miss World 2016 result where Misses Puerto Rico (winner) and Indonesia (second runner-up) placed both in the Top 3 with Indonesia's national director Liliana Tanoesoedibjo and Wilnelia Merced Cruz who is the daughter of Puerto Rico's national director Delia Cruz were at the helm of the judging panel during the Miss World 2016 finals. 

Isn't that very unethical for a national director and a daughter of a national director to be the pageant judges with their respective candidates in the competition and at the same time winning
the said competition? Worst thing was, Puerto Rico didn't even win a single fast tract and yet she was able to nab the top spot. Indonesia apparently stuttered in the final Q and A with a poorly-structured answer and the speech delivery was vague but still managed to get a higher placement in the finals and the ones who were acing all the segments in the competition were left behind clapping. And we all know what happened next. The pageant has lost a lot of ardent supporters and the Miss World page was ravaged with numerous angry emoticons and vile comments. The integrity and credibility of the Miss World pageant went down the drain. 

So back to Cynthia Thomalia. The girl has so much potentials to shine in the international arena. Just in case she will win the crown of Miss World Philippines 2017 tomorrow night, what will be her chances in Julia Morley's Miss World pageant which will be held this year in China? 

In 2007 and 2012, Miss World was staged in China and China won the Miss World crown. 

In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Liliana, the national director of Indonesia sat as a judge and Indonesia was placed second runner-up for two consecutive years. Liliana also sponsored the Miss Word 2013 pageant in Bali, Indonesia. 

If the said national director will sit again as a judge in Miss World 2017 pageant in China, what do you think will be the chances of Indonesia?

What will be the chances of China as the host country?

How about the Philippines? And the rest of the countries who are not providing extra sponsorships for the pageant? What will be their girls' fate?

Your guess is as good as mine. Unless, if utmost transparency and integrity will be the theme of this year's Miss World finals, the same old ways and tricks will be the norm. 


Cynthia Thomalia
Miss World Philippines 2017 candidate number 32
Photo credit: Chester Veloso
Cynthia Thomalia
Miss World Philippines 2017 candidate number 32
Photo credit to the owner.


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