Laura Lehmann, the Philippines candidate for Miss World 2017 is making waves in Sanya, China, now that the final coronation night is just a few hours away, was selected among the Top 5 Finalists with the most relevant Beauty with a Purpose project.
The Philippines, even though considered as a major front-runner in the world of beauty, with an evident streak on the final 5 on most pageants the past years, has only one Miss World crown, won by Megan Young in 2013.
Miss World, is the oldest running international beauty pageant, which was created by Eric Morley in 1951 in United Kingdom. Since his death, his wife, Julia Morley continued the rise of Miss World, tagging along the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ slogan where the organization involved itself with the most relevant and important charity projects around the world.
Since 2005, the winner of the Beauty with a Purpose challenge in Miss World automatically reserves a spot in the semi finals.
Laura is determined to get the 2nd Miss World crown for the country after being shortlisted among the Top 5 Finalists of the Beauty with a Purpose humanitarian projects, along with India, Indonesia, South Africa and Vietnam.
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TOP 20!! 🙂 ❤️ We made it as a TOP 20 Semi-Finalist for Beauty With A Purpose at @missworld!! Ahh. This was the most important part for me. 🙂 And this is what makes Miss World different from the rest! Have you watched the video of my project, Philippines? Link in bio! #MissWorld2017 #MissWorld #MW2017 @missworldltd
In her Instagram post, Laura was very happy when she made it to the Top 20 Semi-finalist for Beauty with a Purpose, saying, “This was the most important part for me. 🙂 And this is what makes Miss World different from the rest!”. Now her project was selected among the best five, that made her even more fulfilled.
In the video, Laura narrates how she wanted to become a doctor before entering showbiz. Thus, helping children was been her dream and Miss World had helped her realized this. Now, she’s working for a 5 year plan to raise funds for the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center’s first milk bank, hoping that her small steps can bring improvement for the children.
“I think when you look at the baby and you realized how small they are, you realize how innocent they are,” an emotional Laura said. “And I don’t know why I was born the way that I was born, [or] why they were born here. And I realize you don’t choose where you’re born but you could choose what you can do with your life and you can choose to help.
“And I know that as a Miss World Philippines, I’m not Superwoman, I can’t change the world. But maybe, if we just do the little things, then at the end, we make a difference. Maybe if we can just go through every ward year by year, little by little, then the hospital will get better even in the smallest way.”
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VOTING IS NOW OPEN! It will only stay open for 24 hours, everyone! 🙂 • • • My Head 2 Head Video just came out! Link is in bio to watch!! 😊❤️ This means voting is officially open! Visit www.missworld.com, search for Philippines & vote!!! Remember, the winner is the candidate with the highest votes & she advances to the Top 40! 😊 #ForThePhilippines! Let’s unite!
Would Laura be the second Miss World from the Philippines? We could help her bring home the crown by voting her in the official website of Miss World, www.missworld.com.