The first-ever Miss Universe UAE (United Arab Emirates) is setting the record for having the most number of applicants (14,000+) from where the Top 300 were chosen (watch video below). President and National Director Josh Yugen aims to live up to its hashtag of #breakingstereotype. No height requirement at all, only a three-year residency in UAE (or citizenship) plus an Emirates ID.
And what do you know, so many gorgeous beauties stepped up to the plate, among them Filipina-Kiwi Franki Russell and Dubai resident Miah Llanes who was a Miss Philippines Earth candidate last year. Former Miss Millennial Philippines winner Julia Gonowon (right photo) also made it but opted not to continue with the competition anymore for personal and professional reasons.
From the Top 300, the sharpest cut to the Top 30 will be made. And if a lady makes it that far, then she should consider herself lucky for getting the nod of the entire screening panel.
The Top 30 will go through the whole journey towards the Miss Universe UAE crown, as follows:
The national finals is getting the full support of Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart. And this early, it would almost be a given that whoever will wear the UAE sash in Eilat, Israel will draw a lot of media attention and possibly a less thorny route climbing the ladder of placement.
Let us continue today with knowing more about the Eco Angels of Miss Philippines Earth 2020 to familiarize you with their stats, environmental advocacy, interesting infos and why they want to be the next spokesperson for Mother Earth.
In just one glance, that is.
Let us now review the candidates from the Filipino Communities Abroad and Visayas:
More than halfway through the competition, here are normannorman.com’s Running Favorites for Miss Philippines Earth 2020 according to their respective regions:
Shane Quintana Tormes of Atimonan, Quezon
Roxanne Alliso. Baeyens of Baguio City
Patrixia Sherly Santos of Daraga, Albay
Hannah Bithiah C. Meriño of Sta. Rosa City
From the Visayas:
Tsina Jade Chu of Iloilo City
Isobel Teano of Opol, Misamis Oriental
June Cyra Pineda of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur
Gianna Margarita Llanes of Mandaluyong City
Justiene Ortega of City of Manila
Alexandra Michaela Bobadilla of Parañaque City
From Filipino Communities Abroad:
Miah Llanes of Fil-Dubai, UAE
Ilyssa Mendoza of Fil-Melbourne, Australia
From my vantage point, the third and last phase of Pre-Judging – Beauty of Intelligence – should determine the ones who will zoom past others and who among the rest of the Eco Angels are likely to spoil the bids of the front-runners.
This is getting more exciting!
Sharing with you now the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 Virtual Sports Wear Competition held earlier.
Congratulations to the winners:
🥇 Gold – Rizza Paula Infante of La Castellana, Negros Occidental
🥈 Silver – Miah Llanes of Fil-Dubai, UAE
🥉 Bronze – June Cyra Pineda of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur
Watch the program below and see why they won the top three spots.
The Miss Philippines Earth 2020 Virtual Long Gown Competition was completed just hours back. I want to share the video so you would have an idea on how the organizers mounted it online.
FYI, the winners in this segment are Fil-Dubai Miah Llanes, City of Manila Justiene Ortega and Fil-Melbourne Ilyssa Mendoza who got Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.