The Philippines will become the third Asian country to host the event after China in 2007 and Korea in 2010. Past Filipino representatives were Andrew Wolff, first runner-up (2013), John Spainhour (2014) and Sam Ajdani (2016).
ALV talent RJ Ledesma hosted the official press conference held last May 2, 2018 at the Diplomatic Hall, Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel in Pasay. Vegafria warmly welcomed Miss World Organisation Executive Director Steve Douglas Morley, son of the late Eric Morley, founder of Miss World, Mister World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, first Asian and the longest reigning Mister World from India, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, sixth Miss World also from India , Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann and Miss World Philippines General Manager and Designer Bessie Besana.
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.