Newly crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann acknowledged her stint in Pinoy Big Brother (PBB), the Filipino version of the Netherlands-based reality game show, for helping her gain the confidence she needed to win the prestigious beauty contest.
The Filipino-German-Danish stunner was a PBB teen edition housemate in 2008, won by Ejay Falcon, now an actor. Valerie then became an in-demand commercial model and later as co-host of the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga.
Aside from the Miss World Philippines, Valerie also won Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimwear, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss World Camsur, Miss Solaire, Miss Figlia, Jessie Mendez Salon Ambassador, Miss Reducin, Miss Bluewater Day Spa, Miss Bench, Miss Olay and Miss Hana.
Valerie will represent the Philippines to this year’s Miss World pageant to be held in December in London.