Miss Grand International 2020 first Runner-up Samantha Bernardo hints joining Miss Universe Philippines 2021?

31 May 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Grand International 2020, the 8th edition of Miss Grand International, was hosted on 27th March 2021 at Show DC Hall in Bangkok, Thailand where Samantha Mae Bernardo, representing Philippines, was adjudged first runner-up at the end of the event finale.

Now, after completing a successful stint at the international pageant, Samantha has hinted joining Miss Universe Philippines 2021. On one of her Instagram Stories, Samantha reposted a page that asked, "The first runner up of Miss Grand International next heading towards Miss Universe Philippines?"



Miss Universe Philippines organization has begun to look for contestants for the 2021 edition as the winner will represent Philippines at Miss Universe 2021 which will be held later this year. The finale date and venue is yet to be announced.

After three years of waiting, Samantha represented Philippines at Miss Grand International 2020. Samantha hails from Puerto Princesa and is currently a resident of Manila and holds a degree in International Hospitality and Management. Samantha is also an entrepreneur at Frontrow International which is a leading business company in the Philippines.


Samantha Mae Bernardo Miss Universe Philippines 2021


Samantha’s performance at Miss Grand International 2020 was awe-inspiring. Her swimsuit performance was a charmer, a swirl there and all hearts were sold to Samantha. Samantha’s confidence and positivity was reflective in her performance. Her National Costume ‘Agila’ also caught eyes as it was inspired by their National Bird- the Great Philippine Eagle, the rarest and most powerful birds in the world. If Samantha decides to participate in Miss Universe Philippines 2021, she will definitely be a strong competition for the other ladies at the national competition.