Actress Patricia Javier Walcher was crowned Noble Queen of the Universe 2019 during its inaugural pageant which was held at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel early Monday morning, Dec. 2.
Crowd favorite Javier, who represented the Philippines (Luzon) edged out 19 other empowered women for the crown.
Other winners were: Jill Chapman, USA (West Coast), Noble Queen Earth; Maria France Imelda Papin Carreon Philippines (Bicol), Noble Queen International; Anna Rabtsun Baylosis (Russia), Noble Queen Tourism; and Beau Singson Villanueva (Australia), Noble Queen Globe.
Walcher and Baylosis were also named Darlings of the Press prior to the grand coronation night.
First-runner up honors went to Ritchell Catt (Guam) while Sylvia Kim (Korea) was 2nd runner-up.
Javier is married to chiropractor Robert Walcher. They have two children.
This is not the first time for Javier to join a beauty pageant. When she was single, she competed in the 1998 Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
During her younger years in show business, Javier was also a member of the defunct youth-oriented show “That’s Entertainment” in which she was batch mates with Isko Moreno, now Manila mayor, and actress-entrepreneur Ara Mina.
The Noble Queen of the Universe pageant which carries the tagline respect envisions to establish a compassionate society and to create opportunities for ladies to promote their noble culture to a global audience while celebrating their uniqueness, talent, and beauty.
It is also a fund-raising activity for projects that would help orphans and the poor. “It will empower women to initiate change in society through collaboration and friendship.”