(LOS ANGELES, CA – July 8, 2021)  A large, enthusiastic audience greeted the 50 excited young contestants at Porsche of Downtown Los Angeles, as they heralded the beginning of the annual competition, during the Official Press Presentation of Candidates, held on Sunday evening, June 27, 2021.  Hundreds of their family members and supporters provided all the noisemakers, horns and cheers one would expect from an international beauty pageant catering to young girls and women of Filipino descent.  Candidates from countries as far away as the Philippines, Egypt, Sweden, Canada and states as diverse as Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii, have joined the competition not only to soak up the world-renowned cultural icons, scenic vistas and culture, but also to compete and promote the Philippine tourism destinations that is a hallmark of this pageant. 

    Organizers have also confirmed that this year’s hosts are the celebrated duo, musical icons and record-breaking concert performers Pops Fernandez and Martin Nievera, returning from their spectacularly successful hosting of last year’s event.  Always the most beloved crowd favorites, this year’s event promises to provide more than its share of memorable moments, on stage and on camera. 

    Honored guests included:  Hon. Consul General Edgar Badajos, Vice Consul General Dyan Pastrana, Tourism Attache and Director, U.S. Southwestern States & Latin America Philippine Department of Tourism Richmond Jimenez, Philippine Airlines OIC-USA Michelle Narvaez, Porsche Downtown LA General Manager Victor Ghassemi, Los Angeles Metro Chief Sustainability Officer and Commissioner of LA Board of Transportation and Country of Los Angeles Beach Commission Cris Liban, Managing Partner of JBC Group, LLC Benel Liban and JB Diamonds and Jewelry Founder and CEO, Jules Barba.

    The official press presentation of candidates was live-streamed for global audience.  Click the link to watch the show - https://www.facebook.com/missfilipinainternational/videos/320800293093132.

    In cooperation with Philippine Department of Tourism - Los Angeles, this year’s sponsors include Philippine Airlines - Official Airline Partner, Diamond Sponsors - Porsche of Downtown LA and Hunt Enterprises, Official Jeweler - JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Platinum Sponsor – M Beauty Clinic, Gold Sponsor – MTS Law Firm, Bronze Sponsor – Estela Skin Care Clinic, Official Tabulator – JBC Group, LLC, Official Florist – Primrose, Official Hair and Makeup – Cherry’s Salon, Patron – Artform Design & Studio and Gerry’s Grill, Official Photographers – Kiel Ortega Photography, Rex Vincent Photography, and Ken Hugh Photography.  

    Don’t miss Coronation Night on July 31, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA preceded by the Preliminary Competition, set for July 30, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., at the same venue. 

    Preliminary Competition and Coronation Night tickets will go on sale on Sunday, July 11th at www.MissFilipinaIntl.com.


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