This is a Casting Video Challenge, first and foremost. So while watching the entries of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Top 75, I went into Casting Director mode. I focused on three things – profile of the face, symmetry and personality. While I am not one in real life, I shifted to Client mode in choosing the twelve (12) ladies I would submit for the final selection.
If the memo is to focus on the beauty and diversity of the Filipina – 1) classic, 2) morena, 3) oriental-looking, 4) mestiza and 5) Pan-Asian/Polynesian – below are my choices:
Leren Mae Bautista
Noelyn Rose Campos
Rousanne Marie Bernos
Maria Ingrid Teresita Santamaria
Izabella Jasmine Umali
Jedidah Hefervez Korinihona
Bai dela Cerna
Almost there but not quite for me are: Janela Cuaton, Nikki de Grano, Jan Louise Abejero and Maria Corazon Abalos.