Fans Are Concerned After Miss World Philippines Tracy Maureen Perez Stumbles Twice Onstage During 6-Hour Pageant
Another Cebuana beauty takes home the crown!
The Miss World Philippines (MWP) 2021 coronation night has been the talk of the town recently, for several reasons. First, the much-awaited beauty pageant finally pushed through on October 3 after being postponed five times, to the delight of fans. On social media, there is also a lot of buzz about the event proper lasting for over six hours, starting at around 8 in the evening on October 3, and finishing in the wee hours of the morning of October 4.
The event was streamed through KTX.ph and was hosted by Xian Lim, RJ Ledesma, and Alyssa Muhlach, live from the Subic Bay Exhibition & Convention Center in Olongapo City.
The people of Cebu City must be very proud after their very own Tracy Maureen Perez bested 42 other candidates and was crowned Miss World Philippines 2021, succeeding MWP 2019 Michelle Dee, who served a two-year reign. This comes on the heels of Cebu City’s Beatrice Luigi Gomez’s coronation as Miss Universe Philippines on September 30.
Eight other queens complete the list of Miss World Philippines 2021 winners:
Miss Eco Philippines 2021 - Aklan’s Kathleen Paton
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2021 - Taguig City’s Emmanuelle Vera
Miss Tourism Philippines 2021 – Pila, Laguna’s Trisha Martinez
Miss Environment Philippines 2021 – Quezon City’s Michelle Arceo
Miss Multinational Philippines 2021 – Cebu’s Shaila Rebortera
Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021 – Paranaque’s Tatyana Austria
First Princess – Pasig City’s Riana Pangindian
Second Princess – Kawit, Cavite’s Ganiel Krishnan
The finale left a number of pageant fans concerned, however, as the event’s incredibly slow progress seemed to have taken a toll on the candidates. A video shared by Twitter user @pcisnotinuse showed MWP 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez stumbling on stage.
“This is not a JOKE. Our #MissWorldPhilippines2021 Tracy fell twice - first, prior the announcement; second, while taking her walk after being crown[ed]. PAGOD siya/sila. I hope the organization [would] think of the welfare of the ladies than having ‘World-Class’ production.”
This is not a JOKE. Our #MissWorldPhilippines2021 Tracy fell twice - first, prior the announcement; second, while taking her walk after being crown. PAGOD siya/sila. I hope the organization think of the welfare of the ladies than having “World-Class” production. pic.twitter.com/srh6aVjM57— Kuya P (@pcisnotinuse) October 3, 2021
Twitter user @haksfairie wrote, “DALAWANG BESES NAHULOG SI TRACY? Napagod at napuyat na ‘yung mga contestants. If only the time and production was better managed, this wouldn't have happened.”
There is still no statement from the Miss World Philippines organization about the incident.
MWP 2021’s winning answer
Despite the hurdles of the competition, Tracy finished strong! Her winning answer in the Q&A honored our frontliners as they called them our “modern heroes.”
She was asked, “After we go through this pandemic, what would you want us to learn from it?”
Tracy replied, “After this pandemic, I hope that we never take for granted the family that we have, taking care of our health, and taking care of the people that protect us— our leaders, our front liners. We should always give importance to those people. We may not see the efforts that they give out, but most definitely, they are our modern heroes and for that, we should always be grateful and we should always stick with them and pray for them.”
Best of luck, Tracy!
After winning the Miss World Philippines title, Tracy expressed her gratitude for her fans with an Instagram Story.
“Hello World! It hasn’t sunk in yet, I’m still in the process of taking it all in slowly but one thing’s for sure, I’m just truly grateful for everything and for everyone!”
The Cebuana queen is set to represent the Philippines in the international pageant in Puerto Rico this December.
If you missed the livestream coronation night, you can also catch the delayed telecast of Miss World Philippines 2021 on GMA-7 this Sunday, October 10.