Breast cancer awareness advocate Glyssa Leiann Bingas Perez, 24, was crowned Miss Philippines Tourism 2019 on September 15, 2019. She is the first winner of the title under Miss World Philippines.
Representing Bohol, Perez competed in Miss World Philippines 2019 against 39 other candidates. Five other titles were given.
The other newly crowned queens were Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee, 24, of Makati City, Metro Manila, Miss Eco Philippines 2019 Kelley Day, 22, of Tarlac City, Tarlac, Miss Multinational Philippines Isabelle de Leon , 25,of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2019 Maria Katrina Llegado, 21, of Taguig City, Metro Manila and Miss Teen Eco International Philippines 2019 Vanessa-Mae Walters. Shannon Christie Kerver, 22, of Nueva Ecija and Kristi Celyn “Casie” Banks, 24, of Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila were the respective first and second runners-up.
Perez made it to the Top 22 by winning one of the seven fast track events. She won the Beauty with a Purpose challenge with her breast cancer awareness advocacy.
Miss World Philippines 2019 is the ninth edition of the national beauty pageant. The coronation night took place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Miss World 2017 quarterfinalist Laura Lehman, 25, and Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez, 27, hosted the Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night along with actors Victor Basa, 34, and Edgar Allan Guzman, 30. “Malamaya” star Sunshine Cruz, 42, and Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, 44, were among the judges.
As a breast cancer awareness advocate, Perez is a spokesperson of Kasuso Foundation and the youngest trustee of the non- profit organization dedicated to serving needy breast cancer patients.
The Bohol beauty was crowned Miss Philippines-Australia in 2014 and Miss Bohol in 2014. In 2017, she competed in Miss World Philippines and was named First Princess.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maria Mika Maxine Perez Medina, 29, and Perez are first cousins. The newly crowned Miss Tourism Philippines 2019 is the daughter of Yolie Bingas of Danao, Bohol and Godofredo Perez, the elder brother of Medina’s mother Marife Perez Medina.
Meanwhile, meet all the 40 official candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 here: