And now I present to you Team Venezuela 2020 who were just crowned as representatives of the South American country in the three biggest pageants:
Mariangel Villasmil Arteaga – Miss Venezuela 2020 for Miss Universe
Alejandra Conde Licón – Miss Venezuela World 2020 for Miss World
Isbel Cristina Parra Santos – Miss Venezuela International 2020 for Miss International
For Miss Universe
For Miss World
For Miss International
Watch their crowning moments below:
While Congressman Eric Yap announced on his FB social media page about something big coming to Benguet, I cannot make any final confirmation yet on whether it will host the finals of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 on October 25 or the important Preliminaries on October 21 or both.
Pending any official announcement from the MUPH organizers, we will rely on these photos for now.
After her spotlight moment on Episode 1 of the #ringlightseries of Miss Universe Philippines 2020, here is Sandra Lemonon of Taguig in her latest uploaded photo as captured by Dookie Ducay.
“This is perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take – to be seen as we really are” -Cinderella.
In the start of this year I said
“I am ready to show the universe, that what ever hurdles life throws at me I will use them as a lesson and turn them into my superpower”
Life for sure took me up for that challenge 😅 but it gave me one of the best gifts it can ever ask for.
My inner voice❤️
My journey to self love has been a bumpy road with many pitfalls.
To hating myself, thinking I was Dirty, unworthy, a mistake & broken.
To understanding that I needed to go thru all of those feelings & situations to know how it feels like… & how to climb out of that dark hole. For one day I will be ready to accept myself for who I am & everything that made me, “the good” & “the bad.”
I had to learn how to deprogram old perceptions of how I should think, behave and feel to be accepted by society …
I am still making my way to my destination & some days are harder than others but it is for sure one of the most fulfilling feelings I have ever felt ❤️
I’ve learn to TRUST myself.
To FORGIVE myself, to give GRACE in moments where I felt I could’ve done or do better.
To EMBRACE dark moments & know that it DOESNT define me, what defines me is how I CHOOSE to react to it 🥺❤️ & most importantly is that I get to be my MOST AUTHENTIC SELF 🥰
With all of these lessons I believe I have found my purpose…
That being my true self (no filter, flaws & all) I can show others how to learn to love themselves too 🥺
Thank you to the amazing team behind this picture who shared with me their time,talent & expertise in helping me be one step closer to reaching one of my biggest dreams, I love you all so much.
I feel and look beautiful.
Sharing with you the Ashtie Nights episode with guests – Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates – Riana Pangindian of Pasig and Sigrid Grace Flores of Catanduanes.
I have just finished watching Episode 1 of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 #RingLightSeries late last night.
This is not a mere pageant or show or spectator event for people to be entertained. This is a process of molding #phenomenalwomen into future leaders, movers, shakers and tentpole strategists. Now I can clearly understand the rationale behind the catchphrases:
If this is the feeling I get from the first episode, then I am so looking forward to the next ones!
This is #MissUniversePhilippines.
Below is the Episode 1 trailer. Head on over to empire.ph to subscribe and watch the entire thing.
Sharing with you the video of the 3rd episode of Pageantry Norms Season 2 with the spotlight given to Mr & Ms Chinatown Philippines.
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?
😔 Sad update about Maria Isabela Galeria for Miss Universe Philippines 2020. pray that she tests negative after 14 days so she can still be allowed to compete.
With so much sadness in my heart, I regret to inform you that I tested positive for COVID-19 rtPCR. This news breaks my heart deeply and I apologize if ever I put you at risk.
We followed and did all the safety precautions to safeguard from the infection, however it still found us.
I have spoken with those that I saw recently. My team, my MUP sisters and those I had close contact with in Manila all tested Negative.
I am in isolation and quarantined now.
I ask whoever came into close contact with me to please inform your City/Municipal Health Officers and their team to check on your condition. Hoping that I did not pass on to you the virus.
I am truly, deeply sorry🙏
Kindly find it in your hearts to include me and my family in your prayers.
Here is a Q&A video with Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee where she answers questions about her reign and the challenges she had to deal with.
#NextAttraction on #PageantryNormsSeason2 Episode 3:
“#RISE UP, Mr and Ms Chinatown Philippines!”
With the 2020 edition being promoted as a movement for the #Chinoy youth to #RISE amidst the pandemic, we have invited both the reigning titleholders and a former winner to shed light on the new direction the competition is heading to.
Join Mr & Ms Chinatown Philippines 2019 Jonah Chantong and Nina Tay Lee, along with Mr Chinatown Philippines 2017 Jacob Munez in an interactive discussion about the biggest pageantry event for the Chinoy youth in the Philippines.
Tune in this Sunday, 4pm on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry or its Youtube channel.
And as a bonus segment in tomorrow’s third episode, I will reveal my Pre-RingLightSeries Selection of 20 for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the last fifteen (15) minutes of the program.
Don’t miss it!