If you missed the last 15 minutes of Pageantry Norms Season 2 Episode 3 earlier, I already revealed my Pre-Ring Light Series Selection of 20 for Miss Universe Philippines 2020. I used the word “selection” instead of “favorites” or “hot picks” because I went through the motions of selecting the best per region and added the next eight ladies to complete the list of 20. I made no rankings whatsoever because – at this juncture of the competition – the Ring Light Series will definitely present each one of them from an entirely different perspective. You will see them outside the filtered social media presence or online guestings.
The formula I used was very simple. I selected my Top 3 from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR first. Afterwards, I added the next best ladies who I anticipate to do well during the 8-episode Ring Light Series. My basis for the entire thing was how they managed to sustain visibility during the entire lockdown/pandemic period, how they performed during talk show guestings or the KUMUstahan shows and how I personally see their chances of continuing what they already started ever since the Press Presentation last February (gut-feel, if you will).
In the list above, there are only three (3) ladies from Mindanao so obviously they already occupy the top spots in that region. As far as Luzon is concerned, I was in a dilemma because the candidates from Southern Luzon/Bicol Region are significantly stronger than their counterparts in Northern/Central Luzon. In the end, I had to use my better judgment in siding with the ones who are indeed stronger. Visayas and NCR are undeniably on top because they have made their marks in the eyes of pageant fans, followers and enthusiasts alike. And this is the reason why they have at least 5-6 entries each.
What do you think, dear readers?