MANILA -- (UPDATED) Former UAAP courtside reporter Laura Lehman will be representing the Philippines in the Miss World 2017 pageant in China.
The 24-year-old was named Miss World Philippines 2017 Sunday at the pageant's coronation night at SM Mall of Asia Arena.
"Maraming maraming maraming salamat po. I heard all your cheers here in the arena. It gave me power and the energy to perform. Maraming, maraming salamat po. I will make you proud," she said after her win.
Completing the winners are Winwyn Marquez (Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas), Cynthia Tomalla (Miss Eco Philippines), Sophia Senoron (Miss Multinational), Glyssa Perez (1st Princess) and Zara Carbonell (2nd Princess).
Aside from winning the crown, Lehmann was also named Miss Cosmo Skin, Miss BYS Philippines and the Multimedia Fast Track winner.
The candidates who made it to the Top 15 are:
Henna Kaizzelle Nicole Cajandig
Sheila Marie Reyes
Janela Joy Cuaton
Aside from being a TV host and a courtside reporter, Lehmann was also a runner up in Binibining Pilipinas in 2014.
-from ABS CBN News