On the crisp evening of Tuesday, September 26th, the illustrious Pageant of the World rolled out the red carpet for its VIP night, an event that promised glamour, style, and a sneak peek into the upcoming Grand Coronation. I was honoured to represent StarCentral Magazine at this prestigious gathering held at the exquisite Bedouin in Double Bay. Let me take you through the highlights of this opulent affair.
Guiding us through the night with charm and grace were none other than the charismatic MC, John Eussen, and the stunning 2019 Woman Of The World, Miss New Zealand, Christy Taylor. Their presence added an extra layer of glamour to an already glittering affair, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
The choice of Bedouin in Double Bay proved to be nothing short of perfect. The venue exuded sophistication, providing a luxurious backdrop that complemented the energy and excitement that filled the air. Every detail seemed to enhance the stylish atmosphere of the night.
Undoubtedly, the stars of the evening were the contestants, and what a lineup it was! Seven charismatic male contestants — namely Enoque Santiago, Fadi Jorjus, Buya Ser-Od, Angelo Joaquin Basa, Hayden Johnson, Rishabh Sharma, and Eric Phan. And thirteen equally impressive female contestants — Xyrilla Jean Antonio, Rachel Farah, Nyamdulam Shinebayar, Maddy May, Ekam Makkar, Hiba Al Malky, Chloé Gouneau, Leila Mokdad, Kizza Raj, Yukina Sato, Bruna Vasconcelos, Samikshya Shrestha, and Elika Bunter — took center stage, captivating the audience with their charm and charisma.
The VIP night was not only about the contestants but also about the connections and reunions. I had the pleasure of catching up with George Bastolli and the rest of the Royalle crew, as well as longtime friends and collaborators Oogii Flower, Tommy Ge of Leatheron, and Jojo Sebastian of TV6 Network, among many others. The night was a melting pot of talents and friendships.
As the VIP night concluded, the excitement and anticipation for the Grand Coronation on Saturday, September 30th, at Sofitel Wentworth reached new heights. The stylish gathering served as a perfect prelude to the main event, leaving everyone eager to witness the crowning of the next Pageant of the World winners.
In retrospect, the VIP night at Pageant of the World was more than just a glamorous event; it was a celebration of beauty, talent, and the spirit of unity in the world of fashion. As we count down to the Grand Coronation, the memories of this elegant affair will undoubtedly linger, setting the stage for what promises to be an epitome of grace and excellence. Stay tuned for the grand finale!