Samantha Panlilio – From Miss Grand International to Miss Universe?

14 Feb 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

With on-site screenings starting at Miss Universe Philippines 2023 yesterday, it was a treat to see Samantha Panlilio arrive at the screening. From Miss Grand International to Miss Universe, it will be a delightful journey to watch if Samantha becomes an official delegate at Miss Universe Philippines 2023.

Looking absolutely stunning in a black corset jumpsuit, Samantha gave major beauty queen vibes. Being one of the Top performing beauty queens of 2021, Samantha Panlilio represented Philippines at Miss Grand International 2021 but unfortunately remained unplaced.



The 27-year-old entrepreneur and advocate of sustainable farming hinted at her return to pageantry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in information management from the University of California Irvine and has earned business-related work experience from various companies in the US and the Philippines.

Samantha is a Viva Artists Agency talent and also runs her own businesses, and podcast ‘Walk the Talk’ where she talks about beauty beyond boundaries with topics related to lifestyle, mental health, and more with her queen sister Maureen Montagne.