Filipina beauty Samantha Mae Bernardo announces retirement from pageantry

05 Aug 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Filipina pride Samantha Mae Bernardo has announced her retirement from the pageant world as the pageant fanatics are left disappointed yet in awe of her journey. On TikTok, Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up shared her reasons as to why she didn't join any more competitions after the pageant last March.

According to her, it’s because of her age, contract, and new goals. “Besides, I am already happy and fulfilled,” she said. In the caption of her post, Samantha wrote with a heart, “No more beauty pageants!”



After three years of waiting, Samantha represented Philippines at Miss Grand International 2020. Everyone in her country wanted her to represent Philippines at an international platform because of her exceptional capabilities.

Samantha hails from Puerto Princesa and is currently a resident of Manila and holds a degree in International Hospitality and Management. This gleaming diva is also an entrepreneur at Frontrow International which is a leading business company in the Philippines. Apart from her professional work, Samantha is also involved in philanthropy as she is an active volunteer at Philippine Movement Against Malaria organisation through which she tries to create awareness regarding the viral disease and its prevention in the Filipino community.



Who else is looking forward to what Samantha does next in her career?