normannorman.com’s Halfway-through Favorites for Miss Universe Philippines 2022
Half a month from now, or April 30 to be exact, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 will be crowned at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in what could be the biggest live finals of any national pageant ever since its first edition last 2020.
After last week’s Press Presentation at Hilton Manila, lock-in at Holiday Inn Express Manila, sponsor photoshoots and daily goings-on, allow me to share my running tally of favorites for the title. A lot can still happen starting next week once they go through the Swimsuit and National Costume Competitions, Charity Gala and Preliminaries. So this list of twelve is likely to give way to a couple of changes here and there. But for now, my dozen picks are:
1. Michelle Marquez Dee | Makati
2. Celeste Cortesi | Pasay
3. Ma Katrina Llegado | Taguig
4. Pauline Amelinckx | Bohol
5. Lou Dominique Piczon | Cebu Prov
6. Chantal Elise Schmidt | Cebu City
7. Annabelle McDonnell | Misamis Oriental
8. Angelica Lopez | Palawan
9. Julia Saubier | Albay
10. Vanessa Caro | Iloilo Province
11. Ghenesis Latugat | Baguio City
12. Ivylou Borbon | Pangasinan
Let’s see if the coming week will maintain or alter the rankings above. The excitement in me is building up nicely. And I can’t wait to see who will really lock in their spots during the homestretch.