Is Alaiza Malinao ready for a Miss Universe Philippines comeback?

01 Nov 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

With all the changes that Miss Universe organization has introduced with the removal of age limit and mothers being allowed to join, pageant fanatics have made their list of beauty queens they would like to see again performing on stage.

Similarly, Alaiza Malinao has also responded to all the messages to compete at Miss Universe Philippines. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach also named her as one of the former contestants she wanted to see again.



Malinao, while being grateful to be on Pia’s list, said she is now more focused on her children. “I love you Pi! Thank you for your support since BBP days. But Pi, sorry ha. I think I can continue to share inspiring things about motherhood even without the Miss Universe platform. I also don’t think the MUP platform wants me. We’ve been on that road before," Malinao said.

"I’m a mom of two now, kulang pa 24 hours ko for my boys. I’d rather spend my time with my family. They’re all I want and need to live a happy and fulfilled life. My boys are my crown and they mean the whole Universe to me," she added.

Malinao rose to fame when she competed in the fourth season of ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ and also went on to compete at Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and finished in the Top 16.