Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 52: Riana Pangindian

16 Feb 2020 | Abigail Henry

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is scheduled to be held on 3rd May 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Bay City, Metro Manila where Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados will crown her successor at the end of the event finale. Miss Universe Philippines Organization hosted a red-carpet presentation on 14th February 2020 where the Top 52 delegates who will compete for the title of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 were announced.  

Riana Agatha Pangindian who hails from Pasig is going represent her province at the stage of Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She is 23-years-old and stands 168cms tall. She is working as a professional model now and has walked on-stage for various designers and brands. She completed her graduation in 2018 from University of Santo Tomas. Being a major in Biological science, she is now licensed to become a teacher in the same field.



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Riana was 19-years-old when participated in Miss Binibinig Philippinas 2016 and was placed at Top 15. Her aim while applying for the Binibining Philippinas 2016 was to gain experience to come and strive again which she achieved by representing Pasig in the upcoming competition. Her aspiration to make a comeback in pageantry before being an educator will be fulfilled as she is about to vie for the crown of Miss Universe Philippines 2020.

She expressed as to why she wants to be a teacher and win the crown at the same time. “I would like to focus on the importance of mentorship to the next generation.” Riana wants to shape the future of the students in every possible way which is why she wants a platform like Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and the profession as that of a teacher so that she can spread and scale up the knowledge and guide students everywhere.



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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.