Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 52: Ericka Evangelista

15 Feb 2020 | Camilla Suarez

With Miss Universe Philippines separating from Binibining Pilipinas in 2019, the first edition of Miss Universe Philippines i.e. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be hosted on 3rd May 2020 in Mall of Asia Arena, Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila.

Ericka Evangelista has become the official representative of Rizal for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 after she was confirmed at the red-carpet presentation held in Manila. Ericka is pursuing her dream to be a fashion designer and has finished her Fashion Designing Degree from “Slims Fashion and Art School”. She has been equipped with skills and knowledge required to translate the style in her imagination in her work.



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Ericka’s determination and hard work is the reason she is the CEO of her own clothing line Designs by Ericka Evangelist which specialised in custom-made pieces. Ericka was an Integrated Marketing Student in University of Asia and the Pacific and a Key Accounts Manager in one of the reputable brands in the country but, her passion and dream to style herself for to her prom and then aspiring to wear her own brand one day is the reason she has her own clothing brand. This clearly shows how diligent the diva is.

She believes that art should be rooted in the discovery of beauty in all forms, shapes, and sizes, and she expresses this design philosophy in her drawings, designs, music, and writing. Ericka always wanted to be a model and as a child she participated in few local beauty pageants but somehow was told that she was not thin enough or not foreign looking enough or enough for the beauty pageant. These breakpoints didn’t stop the diva to pursue her dreams and her desire to represent Philippines at an international platform. She climbed her way up to the corporate ladder.

Ericka was mentored by the best practitioners in the industry and this training helped her gain back her confidence and the desire to pursue her passion in fashion designing. Her strong will and determination motivated her to apply for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and to her luck she was selected.



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Ericka has always urged the teenager or youth to not let one setback or failure define them. Sharing her story with everyone she aspires to reach out to people and help them build the confidence like her mentors did for her. She is also an advocate of Mental Health especially for the teenagers and youth. Drawing example from her own story she tries to make people understand that mental health is important and shouldn’t be neglected at any cost.

Ericka is strong, hard-working and very focused towards winning the title of Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Her personal breakdowns have made her stronger than ever and this is going to be an advantage for her in the competition. She knows the tips and tricks with fashion and makeup with is another advantage for the beauty queen. She has stated to practice her on-stage walk, speech, interview skills and body language for the competition. She can be a strong contender for the win.

Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados who was crowned on June 9, 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City will crown her successor by the end of the event finale. The pageant aims to encourage Filipina women to become empowered individuals, who also embody the mission of being agents of meaningful change wherever they are. It trains participants to become role models, pursuing personal and professional goals, while also leaving and inspiring positive impact in society.