MANILA – Despite failing to win the Miss World 2014 crown in London last Sunday, many believe that Valerie Weigmann gave her best.
Miss Africa Rolene Strauss won the title, while Miss Hungary Edina Kulscar and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit placed second and third, respectively.
Weigmann landed in the top 25 but failed to reach the top 10.
However, former beauty queens are proud of her saying that the 24-year-old representative of the Philippines “did her best” during the contest.
“Congratulations to the New Miss World from South Africa. And to Valerie Weigmann, our Miss Philippines, you did great,” said Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman on her Instagram account.
Meanwhile, Miss World 1993 second runner-up Ruffa Gutierrez said to Weigmann, “You gave it your best…Good job! Thank you for representing our country in the best way you could.”
Netizens believe that Weigmann will have a hard time succeeding the achievements of Miss World 2013 Megan Young, while others stressed that the country has consistently made it to the top 25 since 2011.
Last November, Bianca Guidotti was not able to win the crown for the country during the 2014 Miss International Pageant. Meanwhile
The country still has another shot of winning in the Miss Universe 2014 next year. Mary Jean Lastimosa will be the country’s representative to the pageant slated on January 25, 2015.