Prettiest Girl in the World, a Filipina? Pinay Girl Crowned as Princess of the World 2016

While a Filipina, Pia Wurtzbach, currently reigns as Miss Universe after being crowned on December 20, 2015, it seems that a little girl is following in her footsteps – and is currently reigning as the Princess of the World!

Elysha Dinn Rasay of Barangay Bannawag Sur, Santiago City in Northern Luzon, Philippines was crowned as the first Princess of the Philippines back in January 2016. Because of this achievement, she was the one chosen to represent the Philippines in the Search for Prince and Princess of the World 2016 in Bulgaria.

The competition involved over 40 countries, including Russia, Japan, and Ukraine – and Elysha easily aced through the different segments of the competition, winning the judges’ admiration not just for her awesome dancing skills and wit in the question and answer portion, but also with her stunning hand painted national costume!

Photo credit: Lakako
Photo credit: Lakako


After winning as Princess of the World 2016, Elysha came home with high hopes that she would, someday, become a supermodel and, possibly, win a title in other international competitions such as Miss Universe – but for now, mom Ritchel Rasay insists that Elysha’s modeling career will be put on hold as she still has to finish her studies before she can become a full-fledged model.

In May 2017, Elysha is set to represent the country in another international beauty competition in Paris, France.

Good luck, Elysha!

Posted by Music Video on Wednesday, July 13, 2016