Miss Universe beauties to outshine with the help of Filipino coaches and designers at Miss Universe 2020

14 Apr 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe 2020 will once again see Filipino coaches and designers dominate at the international competition which will be held in Florida, USA in May this year. While Philippines’ representative Rabiya Mateo has the creative team of Jonas, filipino artists have been commissioned by other international beauties to increase their chances of winning the coveted crown. 

Miss Universe Romania 2020 Bianca Tirsin Lorena is being trained by veteran pageant coach Makoy Manlapaz. He previously mentored Mutya Datul, the first Filipina to win Miss Supranational in 2013. Manlapaz conducted his online training three months ago with Tirsin, who was first introduced to him by a Filipino executive of Miss International in 2018.



The coach said, “Most of my training involves personality development and question and answer mental training, 80 percent of the time. I also give pointers on pasarela and styling. I’m happy that Filipino pageant coaches are in demand. It speaks of our passion, work ethic and, business-wise, it’s good.” Makoy also trained Nepal's candidate Manita Devkota who competed in Miss Universe 2018. 

Miss Universe Belize 2020 Iris Salguero chose designer Jian Lasala to create her evening gown for the Miss Universe pageant, which features an interplay of colours depicting the crystal blue waters of her country. 



Lasala said, “Filipinos have a special place in her heart because she competed at Miss Earth 2017 where Karen Ibasco won, and at Miss World 2016 where Gray was runner-up.” Lasala also helped at delegates from Sierra Leon, Kenya and Tanzania prepare for their international stints.

Miss Universe Cameroon 2020 Angele Kossinda is also training under international pageant trainer Carlo Sapurco while Miss Universe El Salvador 2020 Vanesa Velasquez is training under Rodgil Flores's beauty camp Kagandahang Flores. 



Miss Cambodia Sarita Reth is also supported by a former OFW teacher from Iligan, Romyr Libo-pn, who rose to become a talent discoverer and eventually Cambodia’s pageant national director. All these beauties will definitely get a stronger chance to win the Miss Universe crown under such professional training.