The 2nd Miss Universe-Philippines pageant is on. A long list of Top 100 candidates was announced by the Miss Universe-Philippines Organization, headed by national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee following a three-day virtual screening held on July 16 to 18.
In a kind-of-reality-series elimination, consisting of remote challenges, these 100 will be reduced to 75, then 50 via fan votes, and finally to the 30 official candidates- survivors of the organization’s in-person interviews (to be announced on Aug. 31) and who will go on to compete on coronation night set on Sept. 25.
The winner will represent the country at the Miss Universe 2021 to be held in Eilat, Israel in December.
Among the 100 girls, most prominent is a pair of former Bb. Pilipinas winners, Leren Mae Bautista and Katrina Jayne Dimaranan. Dimaranan, a 28-year-old, Filipino-American actress, born in San Juan but grew up in Bay Area, California, won Bb. Pilipinas Tourism in 2012 and competed in Miss Supranational 2018 representing the USA finishing as first runner up.
Bautista, a 28-year-old, model from Los, Baños, Laguna, who just relinquished her title Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019, was named Miss Globe 2019 second runner up, four years after being crowned Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015.
Also creating buzz is the “undefeated” queen from Cebu Steffi Rose Pearson Aberasturi, Sinulog Festival Queen 2011, Reyna ng Aliwan 2014, Miss Beauché International 2015, and Binibining Cebu 2018-2019.
Another very exciting candidate is Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, a 23-year-old, Filipino-German model and aspiring actress who won Asias’ Next Top Model Season 5 and recently signed up with Star Magic management; as well as Kirsten Danielle "Kisses" Delavin, a 22-year-old, Filipina-Chinese actress and recording artist from Masbate who placed second in ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother reality series in 2016.
With this year’s edition theme “INSPIRE YOU,” let the games begin with the 100 lovely candidates:
Beatrice Gomez, Jasmine Umali , Mirjan Hipolito , Charissa Gonzales, Vincy Vacalares , Gianne Asuncion , Jessica Holz, Khesha Ramachandran , Ramona Yamat , Anne Margareth Sanglay, Janela Cuaton, Joanna Rabe, Pamela Framil, Miriam Damoah, Kamille Quiñola, Camille Eisma, Ingrid Santamaria, Kristina Rodriguez, Michele Angela Okol, Princess Singh, Jane Genobisa, Gracelle Distura , Maria Corazon Abalos, Lea Reyes, Simone Nadine Bornilla, Chella Falconer, Thea David, Grace Vendiola, Angelica Evora, Jamaica Venturillo, Marie Torres, Julie Mae Villanueva, Jedidah Korinihona, Nepheline Dacuno, Shane Pia, Janella Ventura, Samantha Abordo, Cheri Angel Flejoles, Lyza Samalio, Charisse Gutierrez, Victoria Vincent, Jeremae Dela Rosa, Jamina Bulawan , Charlene Jay Bailey , Joyce Anne Garduque, Jane Nicole Miñano, Maryfe Bello, Megan Julia Digal, Bernadine Nicolas, Mystymyles Zaragoza, Katrina Dimaranan, Noelyn, Rose Campos, Kevyn Mateo, Katrina Chavez, Sharifah Malabanan, Leren Mae Bautista, Ericha Regalado, Maica Martinez, Shyrla Nuñez, Estephanie Delgado, Sheikha Calapatia, Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Bai Dela Cerna, Vanessa Marie Vuelban, Jaymee Hana Padilla, Francesca Palabrica, Sherlyn Doloriel, Angelin Summer Fernandez, Rio Gabrielle Ocampo, Monica Villanueva, Maureen Christa Wroblewitz, Daisy Batch, Lourianne Dolera, Hershey Gail Dacera, Chiara Lim, Lorlyn Joy Monroe, Anor Sohad Zarifeh, Gliyam Marianna Cundangan, Zandra Mae Uy Diokno, Patricia Go, Christelle Abello, Xyrille Caluya , Isabelle Braza, Ybonne Ortega, Krizzaleen Valencia, Jan Louise Abejero, Leonah Yosalina, Farizzha Diro, Isabelle Delos Santos, Joannie Lumbao, Kirsten Danielle Delavin, Peach Ysabelle Resurreccion, Sierra Manasis, Trisha Bless Hernandez, Christiana Afia Yeboah, Angela Nikki De Grano, Alyssa Georgia Felix, Roxanne Sarmiento, Rousanne Marie Bernos, and Jamilla Van Gestel.