IN PHOTOS: Miss World PH Gala

MANILA, Philippines - On August 14 at 6pm, the Miss World Philippines 2013 Gala was held in the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City. The event was hosted by Grace Lee.

A fashion show featuring the 2013 candidates was the highlight of the night, showcasing designs by Arnold Galang, Yako Reyes, Roland Lirio, Lizanne Cua, Eric delos Santos and Ulysses King.

Reigning titleholder Queenierich Rehman also walked the runway.

Special awards were given to:

#10 Janicel Lubina - Miss World Traveller
#22 Patricia Ejercitado - Miss Prudential Life
#6 Karla Patricia Alas - Miss World Heart
#19 Maria Paula Bianca Paz - Miss World Heart

Noticeably absent was Nicole Marable of Makati City, who was candidate #1 at the press presentation last July 31. She had been replaced by the former candidate #26, Henna Kaizzelle Nicole Cajandig.

Rappler asked pageant director Cory Quirino about the change in the candidate line-up. "She left. Medical leave. Her lola (grandmother) is sick in the US," she told Rappler.

Here are Rappler's exclusive photos:

#26 HENNA KAIZZELLE NICOLE CAJANDIG
#2 ROSELLE MARIE FERRER
#3 PRINCESSLYN DIGNADICE