A former Supermodel finalist and mother of two was crowned as Mrs. Philippines Globe 2013, besting 17 other empowered married women and single mothers in the second annual beauty pageant held at the Sunset Pavilion of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel in Pasay City last Saturday.
Ruby Jane Magsipoc-Lehmann, a 39-year-old, 5’9 former Supermodel Philippines finalist (in 1990), won the coveted crown, succeeding last year’s winner Joyce Pascual-Agsaway and went home with more than P300,000 worth of prizes. Lehmann will represent the Philippines at the 2013 Mrs. Globe Pageant to be held in Shenzhen, China from September 19 to 29 this year.
Displaying charm and confidence during the swimsuit and long gown competitions, Lehmann also aced the question-and-answer round. When asked by pageant judge and Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular, “If your best friend is struggling with very low self-esteem, what would you advise her?” Ruby Jane replied “I would emphasize the positive aspects of her behavior and compliment her performance and accomplishments. That way, she will develop self-confidence and start to believe in herself.”
Lehmann also won the Most Elegant Woman of the Year (equivalent to Best in Long Gown) award for her impeccable way of carrying her long gown created by Pablo Cabahug, who, in turn, won as Best Designer.
Married to German cruise liner Captain Ronald Lehmann, Ruby Jane is also mother to their two children Jessica Janine, 21, and Carlo, 18.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Mrs Philippines Globe 2013 Winner: #10 Ruby Jane Lehman (middle)
Woman of Substance – #15 Maria Rizza Padilla Singson (2nd from right)
1st Runner-up – #17 Maria Adelaida Paltu-ob (right-most beauty)
2nd Runner-up – #18 Rachel Ann Felix (2nd from left)
3rd Runner-up – #8 Jessica Eribal (left-most beauty)
Mrs Philippines Globe 2013 Top 10:
#4 Jane Dimaunahan
#18 Rachel Ann Felix
#9 Charina Clarin
#14 Jessie Lou Lucero
#8 Jessica Eribal
#10 Ruby Jane Lehman
#2 Nanette Ballono
#15 Maria Rizza Padilla Singson
#17 Maria Adelaida Paltu-ob
#5 Lubesly Tellidua
Mrs Philippines Globe 2013 Special Awards Winners:
Most Elegant Woman (Best in Long Gown) – #10 Ruby Jane Lehman
Designer of the Year – Pablo Cabahug
Wacoal Career Woman of the Year – #17 Maria Adelaida Paltu-ob
Solane Mother of the Year – #14 Jessie Lou Lucero
Life Story Award – #3 Michelle Garcia
Best In Talent – #17 Maria Adelaida Paltu-ob
Make-up Factory Most Beautiful Face – #18 Rachel Ann Felix
Restylane Body Beautiful – #15 Maria Rizza Padilla Singson
Mrs. Friendship – #7 Dra. Arah Ty
Peoples Choice (based on Facebook Votes) – #16 Ruby Salazar Papio