Laura Lehman will compete in the 66th Miss World beauty pageant this coming November 18 in China, as she bested 34 other girls for the prestigious Miss World Philippines 2017 during the coronation held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The former courtside reporter for the Ateneo Blue Eagles at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) was crowned by outgoing Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray and reigning Miss World Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico. Completing the winners are Kapuso star Winwyn Marquez, daughter of actress Alma Moreno who was crowned Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas; Cynthia Tomalla, Miss Eco Philippines;, Sophia Senoron, Miss Multinational; Glyssa Perez, 1st Princess; and Zara Carbonell, 2nd Princess. The event was hosted by Iya Villana-Arellano, Carla Abellana and KC Montero. Past beauty titlist holders graced the event that includes Megan Young, Gwendoline Ruais, Queenierich Rehman, Valerie Weigmann, and Hillarie Parungao.