WATCH: Celebrities, board topnotchers, Binibining Pilipinas candidates join Miss World Philippines 2019 
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - August 8, 2019 - 4:44pm

MANILA, Philippines — TV personalties Isabelle de Leon, Michelle Dee and Kelley Day of GMA Artist Center are among the 40 official candidates of this year’s Miss World Philippines competition.

Best known as the child actress Duday in the Vic Sotto-led GMA sitcom “Daddy Di Do Du,” Isabelle won as FAMAS Best Child Actress for her role in the dramatic movie “Magnifico.” The singer-songwriter has recently signed under PolyEast Records.

Meanwhile, Dee is the daughter of Miss International 1979 and actress Melanie Marquez, niece of comedian Joey Marquez, and cousin of Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez.

A former member of the all-girl dance troupe GirlTrends of ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime,” Kelley made headlines for being the ex-girlfriend of Kapamilya singer Inigo Pascual.

Other candidates include Filipino-American Michelle Arceo, girlfriend of actor and “Las Bastardos” star Albie Casiño. She was recently crowned as Miss BodyCon 2019.

Joining the roster is Michelle Thorlund, Miss World Philippines 2018 and Miss Intercontinental 2017 first runner-up Katarina Rodriguez’s fellow contestant in the iflix reality show “The People’s Queen.”

Returning to the Miss World Philippines pageant is Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess Glyssa Perez.

Ilene De Vera, Binibining Pilipinas 2019 top 25 finalist, also joins Miss World Philippines, alongside other past Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls Ruffa Nava, Sammie Anne Legaspi and Kayesha Chua, Binibini batchmate of reigning Miss Universe and Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray.

Other candidates are winners or runners-up of local or school pageants. 

Also of note are candidates such as 2017 Nursing Board topnotcher Sharielle Yanson and Belgian-Filipina Louise Tan Theunis of Cebu Doctor's University, who topped the pharmacist board exam last year.

Other candidates include teachers, models, flight attendants and corporate world leaders.

Here is the complete list of this year’s official candidates vying for the Miss World Philippines, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Eco International and Miss Multinational titles:

1. Isabelle Daza De Leon
2. Julia Mae Mendoza
3. Sharielle Yanson
4. Glyssa Perez
5. Julie Forbes
6. Michelle Arceo
7. Patricia Ann Tan
8. Kalea Lorren Pitel
9. Tracy Maureen Perez
10. Jacqueline Hammoude
11. Kayesha Chua
12. Patrisha Kamille Gutierrez
13. Hanna Therese Cruz
14. Kimberly Hakenson
15. Alyssa Joreen Reyes
16. Sharmane Chico Galisanao
17. Joanna Camelle Mercado
18. Ruffa Nava
19. Jean Lacsina Tumang
20. Ilene de Vera
21. Michelle Marquez Dee
22. Gerlaine Silva
23. Vanessa – Mae Walters
24. Kelley Day
25. Rose Ann Ignacio
26. Michelle Thorlund
27. Patrixia Sherly Santos
28. Mary Daena Zaide Resurreccion
29. Asha Gutierrez
30. Katrina S. Llegado
31. Sheila Marie Reyes
32. Jena Masero
33. Justiene Ortega
34. Sammie Anne Legaspi
35. Louise Theunis
36. Ednalyn Gunio
37. Kristi Banks
38. Aura Shaznay Tumulak
39. Erica Rose Madlangsakay
40. Shannon Christie Kerver

The Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night will be held on September 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. — Video by Erwin Cagadas Jr.

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