Ms. World Philip­pines braves MRT-3 squeeze

Manila Bulletin - - News - By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA

De­spite the dreaded surge of pas­sen­gers dur­ing a Fri­day rush hour, newly crowned Miss World Philip­pines 2017 Laura Lehmann, hounded by a hec­tic sched­ule and Metro Manila’s chronic traf­fic woes, gamely opted to squeeze into an MRT-3 train and even man­aged to take a selfie in­side the public trans­port last Fri­day, Septem­ber 15.

"GRABEEEE KA PO, EDSA. 4 events. Fri­day night. MRT nalang po ako. Happy happy heart­strong nalang tayo okay??" said Lehmann on her Instagram post.

The Filipino-Ger­man beauty queen is a for­mer court­side re­porter for the Ate­neo de Manila Blue Ea­gles bas­ket­ball team in the Univer­sity Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines.

She is cur­rently tak­ing up psy­chol­ogy at the Ate­neo de Manila Univer­sity. Lehmann, 24, will rep­re­sent the Philip­pines at the Miss World 2017 beauty pageant in China on Novem­ber 18.

Now on its 66th year, the Miss World con­test is the long­est-run­ning beauty pageant in his­tory.

The last time a beauty queen was seen on an MRT-3 train was in 2015 when 2010 Miss Uni­verse 4th run­nerup Ma. Venus Raj, who boarded at the Ayala Av­enue sta­tion in Makati City and got off at the Araneta Cen­ter sta­tion in Cubao, Que­zon City in a bid to make it to an event.

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