The Philippines wins Miss Globe 2015
Ann Lorraine Colis gave the country its first international title when she bested 32 contestants from around the world at the Miss Globe 2015 World Finals, Friday at the Rose Theater Brampton in Toronto, Canada.
Outgoing Miss Globe 2014 Jacqueline Wojciechowski of Canada passed the title to the stunning 22-year-old beauty from Mexico, Pampanga. Colis, who was on her first travel overseas, made good her promise to bring home the crown to set a winning tone among fellow Bb. Pilipinas queens in 2015.
“Colis’ win is a proud moment for the Philippines and her recognition illustrates worldwide acclaim and appreciation for true Filipina grace and beauty,” Bb. Pilipinas organization posted on its Facebook page.
The Miss Globe runners up were Miss Albania Sara Karaj (1st), Miss Macedonia Elena Angjelovska (2nd), Miss China Yisha Chen (3rd) and Miss France Oceane Pernodet (4th).
The Top 15 also included Misses Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal and Russia.
Winners of special awards were Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Best in National Costume; Miss South Africa as Miss Friendship; Miss Korea as People’s Choice Award, and Miss Cuba as Miss Talent.
Colis, a BS Management graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, was the country’s representative to the 42nd Miss Globe pageant. Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) Chairman Stella Marquez Araneta got the franchise from Petri Bozo. From 2004 to 2013, the pageant was held in Albania. It is different from the Miss Globe pageant won by Bb. Pilipinas- Universe 2004 Maricar Balagtas in 2001 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Miss Globe is run as a “beauty contest of great opportunities for every girl, throughout the world, which has a desire to be fulfilled.”