In the ongoing Miss Universe Philippines 2021, there are at least three official delegates who are classified as either celebrities or online influencers.
There is Rousanne “Ayn” Bernos who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram with at least two million subscribers on Tiktok. She may not be your definitive type of pageant aspirant, but hey, she undeniably has the influence.
There is Kisses Delavin who is a showbiz celebrity who has already appeared in both TV and movies. She did pass through a bit of a pageant participation via Miss Kaogma Festival in Camarines Sur. Her stint during Pinoy Big Brother made her name and face zoom to popularity, though.
And then there’s Maureen Wroblewitz who is the one and only Filipina winner of Asia’s Next Top Model. She became a commercial model in the Philippines and was once a part of the hosting crew for the lunchtime show “Eat Bulaga”. She recently signed up as a talent for ABS-CBN. Movies-wise, she also starred in a film with Kit Thompson titled “Runaway” which can be watched on upstream.ph.
How are you sizing up their chances for the national pageant, especially when pitted alongside thoroughbreds like Katrina Dimaranan, Leren Mae Bautista and Steffi Aberasturi?