Ilocana beauty is 2015 Miss Global Philippines
Proclaiming she would readily give up her career in exchange for winning Miss Global Philippines which she believed would be her bread and butter and would open for her doors of opportunities, Candice Ramos edged out four of her nearest competitors and 16 other single girls and single mothers to win as Miss Global Philippines 2015 at the coronation night at Resorts World Manila Newport Theater of Performing Arts, Sunday night.
Ramos, a 28-year-old, native of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, is a BS Tourism graduate of the University of the Philippines and was fifth at the Miss Earth Philippines pageant in 2012. Outgoing title-holder Catherine Almirante, third at Miss Global International 2014, crowned the new tittle holder.
Henna Santos, another Ilocana, was first runner-up; Mary Eileen Gonzales of Quezon City, secnd runner-up; Angela Anninang of Negros Occidental, who lost her balance and fell on stage during a preliminary competition finished third runner-up while Meryl Angeline King of Albay was fourth runner-up.
Santos also walked away with the best in talent, swimsuit and evening gown special awards while Gonzales, a Star Magic talent won the Miss Friendship, New Placenta, Netizen, and Resort Wear special titles. Ramos was earlier named Miss Hanna Beach Resort. Others who made the Top 10 were Stephanie Archival, Jir Jane Danag, Abbyjun Dizor, Ckeszha Kren del Rosario and Queenie Uy.
Ramos will reign as tourism ambassador to help promote Philippine tourism and will compete against some 50 delegates coming to Manila in October 2015 for the Miss Global International title currently with Miss Canada Ela Mino. Miss Global Philippines franchise is headed by Rizza Lao Laping and Pauline Laping.