Representing the Filipino community in Canada, Kimi-Lei Mugford, 18, was crowned Miss Multinational Philippines 2018 on October 7, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She will represent the Philippines in Miss Multinational 2019 in India.
In the final question and answer portion, Mugford was asked how she would spend a billion-peso lottery winning. She said, “I think this is the perfect question for this specific occasion especially because it’s a beauty pageant.”
“We are all woman standing here in behalf of a specific cause and charity,” Mugford continued. “And so for me, I’m raising awareness on substance abuse and drug abuse, so my proceeds from my earnings would go towards that and educating the youth in the Philippines is where I want to start.”
Before being crowned as Miss Multinational Philippines 2018, Mugford entered the Final 16 by winning the fast track sports competition. The Filipino-Canadian beauty queen plays ice hockey.
Miss World president Julia Morley, 79, and Miss Multinational chairman Nikhil Anand attended the Miss World Philippines 2018 coronation night. Among the 17 judges were Miss World 2013 Megan Young, 28, of the Philippines, Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle, 21, of Puerto Rico and reigning Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, 21, of India.
Miss Multinational has yet to announce date when reigning Miss Multinational 2018 Sophia Senoron is crowning her successor in India. Mugford is expected to compete against more than 30 Miss Multinational 2018 candidates from around the world.
Senoron was the first ever Miss Multinational titleholder. Crowned when she was 17, she was one of the youngest international beauty pageant titleholder from the Philippines.
Aside from Mugford, three other queens were crowned during the Miss World Philippines 2018 coronation night. They are Miss Eco Philippines 2018 Maureen Montagne, 25, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez, 26, and Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, 22.
Meanwhile, here Senoron answering beauty pageant questions months before she was crowned Miss Multinational 2018: