Now it’s official:
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be aired this October 25 on GMA Network.
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“If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.” – Kim Kardashian
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael of Parañaque City proves that physical fitness is paramount to her daily routine. These shots show us. And how❣️
Photography: Niccolo Cosme
Make-up: Guillano Valenzuela
Hair: Jeff Valenzuela
Stylist: Joel Ontong
Creative Direction: Robert Caindoc
Swimwear: PauLina by Mikee Andrei
By the way, have you seen the ballet interpretation of Ysabella “Bella” Roxas Ysmael of Parañaque City to the “Mabuhay” opening number of Miss Universe 1994? Watch below.
Sharing with you the Ashtie Nights episode last Sunday evening when the gang had phenomenal Dabawenyas of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 as guests – Alaiza Malinao of Davao City and We’Am Ahmed of Davao Del Norte.
“Black women were beautifully created at birth. We were blessed with melanin in our skin, which makes us Exquisitely Beautiful. From the lightest to the darkest skin tone, our melanin is Fiercely Poppin’ on Purpose. There’s no denying it, a Black woman’s beauty is elegant! We are Black Queens… Uniquely perfect, flaws and all! –
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Apriel Smith of Cebu Province is ready to wow everyone in the competition’s #ringlightseries starting September 27. The latest photos in this entry should whet your appetite for what’s to come!
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I have already made blog spotlights for practically all of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 phenomenal women all throughout the quarantine period (although one or two will still be coming soon). Now this entry for Bea Theresa Maynigo of Baguio City is too cute to pass up on. She wants to give away something to a lucky pageant-aspiring girl out there.
I will give her the floor now.
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” …the universe rather💃🏻
When I joined my first fashion show competition in 2010, I had to wear these heels that was a bit loose because it was all I had. I struggled throughout the show and it affected my confidence so much. In the end, all I got were shoe bites due to the friction.
When I competed in my first pageant in 2015, I was using these heels that I had for 4 years already. It was old and it was starting to tear apart that I had to use rubber bands to keep it together 🙈. During the competition, someone let me borrow their 8 inches glass heels (that was the first time I wore 8 inches heels btw) It gave me so much confidence and it enabled me to bring home my first crown.
In 2018, when I represented the Philippines in an international pageant, I was surprised when I saw all the other candidates. I always thought I was already tall for having a height of 5’8″, but in that competition I was one of the smallest candidates 😅 I wore my 6.5 inches heels almost everyday for 3 weeks. That way I wasn’t left behind, and I was able to bring home 2 crowns for the country.
My heels have brought me to a lot of wonderful places. It led me to where I am now. It made my dreams come true. And now, I want to make someone’s dream come true, too.
I’M GIVING AWAY MY 6 INCH-TALL PAGEANT HEELS TO AN ASPIRING BEAUTY QUEEN WHOSE SHOE SIZE IS 8. I barely used it since it doesn’t fit me (I’m size 9) so it really looks brand new! Just comment here or DM me why I should choose you. I’ll give it on the first week of October! 🎁
Sharing with you the second episode of Pageantry Norms Season 2 – “From Pampanga to Makati to Laguna” – with my guests Patricia Mae Santos, Ivanna Kamil Pacis and Jo-ann Flores – all phenomenal women of Miss Universe Philippines 2020.
These #phenomenalwomen can now #LiveBravely with their Aerian Essentials protective wearables with nano silver technology. With Miss Universe Philippines 2020 going full steam ahead within this month till next, they need all the protection they can get.
You may not quickly recognize them by just staring at their eyes. But know that they are fully safe from the virus and the elements.
MUPH National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee wearing her Aerian Essentials protective wearable.
24 year-old Maria Niña Soriano is the representative of Pangasinan in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. And this Licensed Professional Teacher is enjoying the thrills of this national pageant ride – her most significant foray into the industry we so love.
The 5th child of six siblings, Niña has two older brothers who are identical twins and two older sisters – all of whom she looks up to with fondness being the youngest girl in the brood. She graduated from De La Salle University in Taft with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education major in Early Childhood Education. She was a member of the varsity swimming team who plays fencing on the side and brings it on with the school’s dance crew.
Niña and her family
Niña’s advocacy is divided into two parts: 1) a God-centered education and 2) education for all. She was raised to be compassionate to everyone, such that whenever she encounters someone in need of help, she acts upon the situation the best way that she can.
“Since 2004 till now, we have an annual outreach which is entitled “Pamaskong Handog” where we distribute grocery bags to the less fortunate people around Metro Manila. When we became Christians in 2012, we added a portion of the program where my dad shares the Good News of Salvation brought about by God’s love for us.
Last 2013, we started our 1-LAMBAT Outreach Ministry. We hold seminars which we call camps. We have 3 kinds of camps: 1) Shepherds Camp which is for the pastor and church leaders. This aims to give them relaxation time at the same time to strengthen and recharge them. 2) Worshipers’ Camp which is for the worship teams of churches we have partnered with, 3) Youth Camp which is for the church youth and their non-believer friends. This aims to evangelize the unbeliever and give all of them a firm foundation on their Christianity and what it really means to have faith.
As a teacher I have experienced first hand the inadequacies in our education system. Through the volunteer programs I have joined, I have witnessed the sad situation of the children in far flung areas of our country where they want to go to school but could not. I strongly believe that through education our country will grow because its citizens are well established.”
So how can Niña bring out the very best in her in the entire Miss Universe Philippines 2020 journey?
“I am a phenomenal woman because of my versatility and compassion towards others. I am able to gracefully adapt to any situation I face and overcome various challenges in my life with help and guidance from God and His word.”
On the second episode of #PageantryNormsSeason2:
Join us on a virtual road trip that will start with the country’s Culinary Capital, then move to the Financial Center of the Philippines and finish in the birth province of our National Hero, Jose Rizal. And who better to keep us company than the phenomenal women of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 representing these places – Patricia Pineda Santos of Pampanga, Ivanna Kamil Pacis of Makati and Jo-Ann Dela Torre Flores of Laguna.
We will make this interactive episode worth your while this coming Sunday, 4pm on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry.
“I have my own share of personal struggles in the past because I always feel the need to meet society’s idea of perfection. I am now ready to stand up and break the barriers we have long been keeping. I am phenomenal because I AM A WOMAN and not ‘just’ a woman.”
22 year-old Noreen Victoria Mangawit is the representative of Kalinga in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. She is a proud member of the indigenous peoples with which she takes pride in knowing the language of her ethnolinguistic group. At 16, she learned how to live independently when she moved to another city to pursue her studies. Back in 2018, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences Major in Economics and Minor in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Baguio. Prior to such, she was elected member in two honor societies. Concurrent with her studies then, she was a museum volunteer for Museo Kordilyera. She is now a proud civil servant who loves to serve the people.
“I have learned that to be a beauty queen in this modern age is to be a leader and a role model as well – the kind of person that I have always aspired to be when I was little.“
So for Noreen’s cause, she believes that it goes beyond doing lip service.
”Advocacy entails devoting yourself, your time and effort in studying how to actually impact a sector(s) in society. The Philippines is diverse in terms of the various cultures we practice. Thus, we need to reiterate the importance of cultural relativism. Indigenous peoples have always had their own voices and I would like to use my influence and this platform to help amplify their voices. It is time to start a conversation on the most important yet overlooked part of our society – its people.
“Being a beauty queen is not a requirement in instigating change. I want to show my community that it is our responsibility to look after one another. We can only thrive in doing so by being educated on the things that affect us as individuals and as a community. I want to be able to contribute in this process. To echo Miss Universe 2019 Zuzibini Tunzi, a modern empowered woman is someone who is not afraid to take up space. Keep leading!”