When the winners of Miss Iloilo 2020 were proclaimed last night at the West Visayas State University, the organizers made sure that they crowned three titleholders who will each head straight to screen for the three biggest national pageants – namely Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Bb. Pilipinas 2020 and Miss World Philippines 2020.
First off, here is the final tally of the winners:
Miss Iloilo Universe 2020: Rabiya Mateo
Miss Iloilo Binibini 2020: Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Miss Iloilo World 2020: Ann Palmares
1st Runner Up: Kheshapornam Ramachandran
2nd Runner Up: Sharamie Solocio
I say that these three ladies will screen for their respective national pageant assignments because winning Miss Iloilo does not automatically qualify them as Official Candidates after being crowned. They will still go through the entire process of application and screening. There could be an edge for them, but they still need to step up and convince the panel that they deserve to be chosen.
What do you think of the three Ilongga entries to the nationals, dear readers?