Photo Credit: George Azmy
StarCentral Media Group had the distinct honour of being the official media partner for Pageant of the World 2023, and it was a night to remember. The coronation night, held on September 30th at the opulent Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, unfolded as a grand spectacle, and we were there to witness and provide exclusive coverage of this extraordinary event.
As we stepped into the luxurious venue, we were greeted by an atmosphere pulsating with excitement and glamour. The stunning male and female contestants were ready to dazzle the audience in national costume, activewear, and formal wear. StarCentral’s team was on the scene to capture every moment, from the contestants’ breathtaking outfits to the intense competition that unfolded throughout the night.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presence of familiar faces from our network. Among them were former cover model Sherry Davaa, Oogii Flower, George Bastolly of Royalle Modelling, Dani Fitch of Miss Grand Australia, Maryrose Salubre, and Jojo Sebastian of TV6 Network. The gathering of friends and associates added an extra layer of warmth and camaraderie to the already electrifying atmosphere.
Photo Credit: Dave Choo
The menu for the night was nothing short of exquisite, with a delightful entree featuring a bit of bacon and vegetables, a mouth-watering salmon main course, and a sweet finale of brownie with ice cream. The culinary experience elevated the evening, leaving everyone with a taste of luxury to complement the high spirits of the event.
Awards were bestowed upon those who shone brightly in various categories. Miss Philippines claimed the coveted title of Best in National Costume, while Mr. Portugal’s charisma earned him the Best Personality award. The titles of Charity King and Charity Queen went to Mr. Portugal and Miss Lebanon, respectively. Photogenic moments were captured by Mr. Brazil and Ms. Fiji, and the Top Model awards were clinched by Mr. Philippines and Ms. Australia. Smile awards went to Mr. Japan and Miss Brazil, and the Best in Active Wear titles were claimed by Mr. Mongolia and Miss Tonga. The talents of Miss Japan and Mr. India were acknowledged with the Best in Talent awards, while Advocacy awards were granted to Miss Egypt and Mr. India. The People’s Choice awards were a testament to the contestants’ popularity, with Miss Philippines and Mr. Lebanon winning the hearts of the audience. In the Best in Formal Wear category, the titles went to Mr. Vietnam and Miss Brazil. StarCentral proudly sashed the winner of the Smile Award, Mr. Japan.
The competition heated up with two elimination rounds. The first narrowed down the top contenders to five men—Mr. Mongolia, Mr. Vietnam, Mr. Philippines, Mr. India, and Mr. Brazil—and seven women—Miss Tonga, Miss Philippines, Miss Australia, Miss Japan, Miss Mongolia, Miss Fiji, and Miss France.
The suspense continued in the second elimination round, revealing the top three men—Mr. Vietnam, Mr. Philippines, and Mr. Mongolia—and the top three women—Miss Philippines, Miss Tonga, and Miss Australia.
The final questions added a thoughtful dimension to the competition, probing the contestants about their plans to use the Pageant of the World platform for positive change and how the pageant had influenced their understanding of beauty.
As the grand moment arrived, the results were announced. Miss Australia secured the 2nd runner-up position, Miss Philippines claimed 1st runner-up, and the prestigious title of Woman of the World 2023 was bestowed upon the radiant Miss Tonga. Among the men, Mr. Mongolia earned 2nd runner-up, Mr. Philippines took 1st runner-up, and the charismatic Mr. Vietnam was crowned Man of the World 2023.
A heartfelt congratulations to Cindy Dionisio, Sidharthh J Vijann, and the entire Pageant of the World team for orchestrating a truly remarkable event. Their dedication and efforts culminated in a night of elegance, beauty, and celebration, setting a new standard for pageantry. StarCentral Media Group is proud to have been part of this spectacular journey, capturing and sharing the magic of Pageant of the World 2023 with our audience.