On August 4, former child star Isabelle de Leon announced that she has plans on joining the Miss World Philippines pageant this year.
The 24-year-old is most remembered for her roles as Jiro Manio’s best friend in the critically acclaimed 2003 film Magnifico and as Vic Sotto’s daughter in the sitcom Daddy Di Do Du .
A television actress and singer, she will be following in the footsteps of fellow actresses-turned-beauty queens like Megan Young and Pia Wurtzbach.
She wrote, "Hi guys! This is it! I ask you to join me on my journey as I stake my claim to the @MsWorldPhil 2019 crown 👑and prove myself as a truly worthy and deserving ‘Beauty with a Purpose’".
Her celebrity friends like Ara Mina and Meg Imperial also sent messages of support for Isabelle.
Hi guys!! This is it! I ask you to join me on my journey as I stake my claim to the @MsWorldPhil 2019 crown 👑 and prove myself as a truly worthy & deserving "Beauty with a Purpose" ❤️ . . . Styling by @mikeeandrei Makeup @edssmakeupartist Hair by @rvnchii @aldrinjalandoni Team @aces_and_queens #MissWorldPhilippines