Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 52: Maria Ysabella Ysmael

15 Feb 2020 | Abigail Henry

Maria Ysabella Ysmael has become the official representative of Paranaque for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 after she was confirmed at the red-carpet presentation held yesterday in Manila. The first edition of Miss Universe Philippines i.e. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is all set to host its coronation on 3rd May 2020 in Mall of Asia Arena, Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila. Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados will crown her successor at the end of the finale.

Ysabella is a 24-year-old ballerina at Hampton Court Ballet. Bella graduated from the De La Salle University with a degree in Psychology. She is a mix of Filipina, Spanish and Lebanese. The diva is the grand-daughter of former actress Marita Zobel and niece of the country’s second Miss Universe Margarita Moran. Ysabella Blanche ‘Bella’ Roxas Ysmael is an on-and-off vlogger who likes makeup, skincare and dressing up. She feels that beauty pageants are a perfect stage where she can voice out her opinions, and she likes to blog about it too.



A post shared by Ysabella Roxas Ysmael (@bellaysmael) on


Bella is no new to the pageantry as she has previously won Binibining Parañaque back in 2014. She has also participated in Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 where she was placed as the first runner-up under the female category. She is being trained and polished for the national pageant by the team of US based mentors and coaches who as a team with their experience and expertise in the industry formed a team called, ‘The Camp’ and are training the model for the title.

She is confident and loves to be on the stage. She stands strongly for Mental Health Awareness and is fighting the stigma surrounding it. Her determination to win the title can be her strength and make her one of the strongest contenders for the win at the Miss Universe Philippines 2020.



A post shared by Miss Universe PH Official (@themissuniverseph) on


The Miss Universe franchise in the Philippines, previously held by Binibining Pilipinas, was granted to Miss Universe Philippines organization which is headed by national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee. As a separate organization Miss Universe Philippines will encourage Filipina women to become empowered individuals, who also embody the mission of being agents of meaningful change wherever they are.