OPINION :: The expectations on Valerie Weigmann should be dampened

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With the crowning of Valerie Weigmann as Miss World Philippines, the word back-to-back has become the standard word of her fans. Sure, she is lovely and a top notch beauty but let’s be realistic. Since 2005, the nation who won the Miss World crown never made it past the Top 10 on the following year. One may call this some sort of a series of unfortunate coincidences but make no mistake as this could be a trend orchestrated by the Miss World organization to ensure other countries are given chances.

2011

 

But let’s have some perspective by visiting the not so distant past. It is crucial that one should appreciate that the current Miss World Philippines pageant was created in order to satisfy the need of having a pageant that focuses more on charitable activities putting substance above beauty. Under the vision of wellness guru Cory Quirino, the pageant debuted with a bang, thanks to the first princess finish of Gwendoline Ruais at Miss World 2011. Back then, beauty analysts had already surrendered to the fact that the Philippines is never going to win the Miss World crown.

2012

 

That in a matter of just three years Cory Quirino produced the country’s first ever Miss World winner is a miracle in itself. This is something that the fans should realize. Thus, expectations on Valerie Weigmann should lower knowing that two years ago, the Philippines had already subscribed to the ideals of defeatism when it comes to its Miss World chances.  Indeed, Megan may have won the crown but what if she is just an aberration and that the actual standing of the Philippines at Miss World never changed at all? If anything, the calls of a back-to-back win is just giving a wasteful form of responsibility and burden to Valerie.

2013

But then again, fans can be comforted that, speaking in relative terms, Miss World is awash with back-to-back wins. Well in fact, a year after the inception of the pageant,  a Swedish back-to-back happened. This was repeated with the 1964-1965 British back-to-back victory and in 1999 and 2000, two Indian beauties won in successive years. When compared to other Big4 Pageants, a Miss World back-to-back is not really that improbable.

2014

 

But then again, the mere fact that Megan Young left a large shoe to fill is a reason enough that Valerie should not be burdened by the expectations of her fans. She must not be pressured to repeat a feat that not so long ago, many people thought to be impossible. Megan’s journey to Miss World is unique. As such, Valerie should create her own journey, make her own road and write her own story.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Well, it’s hard if the Miss World Philippines 2014 pageant was manipulated. Since the pageant is already scripted from the beginning and during the pageant the winners are already fixed. Why I know about that? Because an insider actually told me. What you see on the outside during the Miss World Philippines pageant is very different from what is happening internally. There are favoritism and of course GMA holds a very big share of sponsorship in the pageant that’s why if you’ll notice, 2 of GMA’s artists are included in the top 5. Majority of the judges during the coronation night are from GMA. Also if you’ll notice, there are no q&a nor competition within the semi-finalists itself and the top 5 are automatically handpicked without any basis. There are a lot of deserving candidates that I think would best represent the country. Well, I hope next time they will not manipulate everything again and let the one who really deserves it WIN.

  2. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAY …………….HOW TO WIN MISS WORLD 2014 YES………MISS PHILIPPINES VALERIE WEIGMANN DREAMING TO BECOME MISS WORLD 2014………EVEN SHE LOTS OF BASHERS AND COMMENTS NEGATIVELY BUT SHE STILL STAYS COOL AND QUITE………WE CAN’T DENY THAT SHE WORK LOTS FOR THE CROWN…….I HOPE AND PRAY TO THE LORD THAT SHE CAN WIN WIN THE CROWN OF MISS WORLD 2014……………WE CANNOT DENY HER BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE ID TO PRESERVE THE CULTURE, AND HISTORY OF THE INDIGENOUS GROUP ………………..HER PROJECTS TELL IN A ECLECTIC WAY ………….IN THE NAME OF POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS……….MISS PHILIPPINES VALERIE WEIGMANN WILL BE CROWN AS MISS WORLD 2014

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