Filipina pageant veterans grace the final screening of Miss Universe Philippines 2020

03 Feb 2020 | Camilla Suarez

After Miss Universe Philippines branched out from Binibining Pilipinas and began its preparation for the first ever solo edition i.e. Miss Universe Philippines 2020, the organization has been gearing up for the big event. Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup, national director of Miss Universe Philippines organization, led the launch of the search of the diva who will be representing Philippines at Miss Universe 2020. Along with Shamcey, Miss Universe Philippines 2006 Lia Andrea Ramos, as head of Women Empowerment and Charity, and queen-maker Jonas Antonio Gaffud, as creative director of MUPh are also preparing for the competition.

“I think (the most important) is really the confidence and the character of the girl. I think she should be somebody who really wants to achieve something. We are looking for somebody who wants to have an impact in the community.”  Shamcey explained when asked about what are the qualities Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is looking for.

The first ever winner of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be representing the Philippines at Miss Universe 2020. She will succeed Gazini Ganados, who was crowned in Binibining Pilipinas 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on June 9, 2019. Miss Universe Philippines 2020’s final screening was held at the Empire Studio of Uptown Mall in Taguig, Metro Manila on 1st February 2020.


Filipina pageant veterans grace the final screening of Miss Universe Philippines 2020


The candidates have submitted their applications for the competition and are hopeful to be chosen by the accredited partners for the final leg of the competition. Some of the candidates who were at the screening are Ysabella Roxas Ysmael, Sigrid Flores, Sandra Lemonon, Riana Pangindian, Pauline Amelinckx, Paula Madarieta Ortega, Michele Gumabao, Marí Danica Madrid Reynes, Maria Isabela Galeria, Lou Dominique Piczon, Kia Moreno, Hannah Arnold, Chiara Lyn Markwalder, Apriel Smith, and Alaiza Malinao. They will be joined by the ladies nominated by the accredited partners of MUP Org. (Miss Universe Philippines Organization). The results of which diva made it to the official list of the competition will be announced soon.

“Each contestant is expected to be an ambassador of the Philippine islands before, during and even after the competition. They will train to become role models, to pursue her personal and professional goals while leaving and inspiring positive impact in society. Yes, former titlists from other pageants can compete,” the national director of Miss Universe Philippines Organization stated. The coronation night of the new Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2020 pageant will take place on May 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.