María Isabela Galería rising as a mega favourite for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown

28 Apr 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

María Isabela Galería is representing Sorsogon at the debut edition of Miss Universe Philippines to be held sometime later in the year where fifty one stunning beauties are competing to win a chance of representing Philippines at Miss Universe 2020. An amalgamation of beauty with brains, Maria is definitely one of the strongest contenders to watch out for this year at the national contest.


María Isabela Galería rising as a mega favourite for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown


With a dream of helping the general public of her state with their struggles and grievances to gain access to basic health care, Maria made a promise to herself to join the medical services. She took admission in medical college and graduated at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Centre with a degree in Nursing and now is a registered nurse. Her services have also helped a lot of people during these times of pandemic where countless people are suffering all around the world.

Maria is also grateful for the support of the province's first lady, Heart Evangelista who is the wife of the current governor of Sorsogon, Chiz Escudero. Isabela is also working closely with Heart and the government of Sorsogon City for their healthcare-related programs. This includes the "TeleMed/TeleDoc" program which allows patients from far-flung areas of Sorsogon to virtually consult a doctor using smart phones and an Internet connection.



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Not new to the pageant world as well, Maria participated in Miss Mandaluyong 2019 pageant where she finished as the third runner-up before trying her luck in Binibining Pilipinas 2019 last year. At the national contest, she placed in the Top 15 winning everyone’s hearts. She knows the know-how of how pageants happen in the Philippines and has prepared herself well for the same.

Maria is also very creative as she wrote a Wattpad novel called “Wrong Number” which later got adapted into a mini-series by TV5. She was just 14-year-old then and now supports creative freedom and innovation and believes in the hard work, integrity and the talent of Filipinos.