(As released) The Philippines wrapped up hosting the 46th Mrs. Universe pageant under the wing and watchful eyeof National Director and former Mrs. Universe titleholder, Maria Charo Calalo.
Concluding in the Newport Performing Arts Theatre on Oct. 8, 2023, pageant aficionados applauded the polish and finesse of the festivities under the former pageant queen’s command.
Calalo reigns as ultimate director, the coronation and events leading up to it were unlike anything in the pageant’s history and nothing short of spectacular and world-class. Contestants and all involved enjoyed the duration of the competition with the warmth of Filipino hospitality.
Not only was the week-long festivities a celebration of married women everywhere, the pageant is an avenue to unite against agism, domestic abuse, bullying and depression.
Mrs. Universe 2023 concluded with a momentous win by Filipino-American Mrs. Hawaii USA, Meranie Gadiana Raman.
Mrs. India UK comes in as the 1st runner up followed by Mrs. Philippines (Arlene Cris Damot) as the 2nd, Mrs. Black Sea as the 3rd, and Mrs. Moscow as the 4th.
After the success of the pageant and overwhelmingly positive global response, Mrs. Calalo and her team are eager and equipped to host the pageant again in the Philippines on 2025 should the opportunity rise up.
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