Since the date of submission for applications to Miss Universe Philippines 2021 ends exactly one week from now, this will be the last in my #TurningPhenomenal series. This entry is my 20th. So as not to preempt the start of online screenings – and given that there are still many rumored joiners who are classified as, yes, rumors – the buck stops here.
So will this Filipino-German celebrity be one of Miss Universe Philippines’next Phenomenal Woman? The talks are spreading, not like wildfire exactly, but enough for different pageant sites to be either excited or resistant to the idea.
Don’t get me started with the comparison to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach because other than the similarity in the descent mix, I see no useful parallelisms to use between Maureen and Queen P.
Sure they both entered showbiz, but keep in mind that Pia did so when she was only 11 and without any kind of solid achievement to back up her bid for stardom. Maureen, on the other hand, took advantage of her victory in Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 to jumpstart a career in TV and commercials which included appearances on Eat Bulaga and that TVC of Palmolive Expertique. She also has a YouTube channel that has more than 162,000 subscribers to date.
So how does Maureen sit with you, dear readers? If the rumors are true and she ends up being the representative of Pangasinan or a city in NCR, will she get your full support?
Let the discussions begin.