To accommodate some planned changes in the pageant format and to better support our advocacy agenda, we have decided to extend the deadline for application for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 until January 31, 2020.
For interested applicants, follow these simple steps:
1. Download the form from the link below
2. Fill it out completely
3. Email scanned copy to email@example.com
4. Bring the complete application form, a copy of your passport (if already available), R4 Portrait Photo, R4 Swimsuit Photo, and birth certificate (PSA) to Empire Studios on the 2nd floor of Uptown Mall in Taguig.
5. Look for Paul Baysa or Maricar Abanador.
During your visit, your papers will be evaluated. Your body measurements will be also be recorded. The team will also take pictures of you.
You can visit from January 20 – 25 (Monday to Saturday), and from January 27 – 31, 2020 (Monday to Friday) from 2pm to 6pm.
Thank you and we wish you the best of luck!
Since we’re in the subject of MUP2020, information reached me (from a reliable source) that all applicants should have already completed at least a 6-month residency stay in the country prior to application. Bummer for those Fil-Ams or Fil-Europeans who have not fulfilled that requirement yet.
Let’s go half-teaser, half-reveal for this one. I say half-reveal because we will just go by her first name for now.
Alexandra is 23 years old and stands a good 5’9.5” on bare feet. She is a proud Lagunense. From Calamba in particular.
Indulge your blogger with some of the drama.
Alexandra will definitely sign up for the nationals in 2020. The question is: will she go for Bb. Pilipinas or Miss Universe Philippines?
Watch out for more of her soon!
Photo credit: Mark Caceres
Today, we’re back to blogging about another familiar name and face who is being buzzed about as taking the Miss Universe Philippines route in 2020. From being our Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2018, Michele Theresa Gumabao is looking at a progressive move towards vying for a national title that is levels up from what she reigned as. Her continuous visibility on the small screen and social media helps immensely in keeping everyone on the loop with improvements of her self and the way she relates to the public in general.
Here is an episode from her YouTube channel.
There are those who might suggest that Michele is more suited for Miss World Philippines, given that she is both an established athlete and celebrity whose purpose could be appropriately focused on the youth. True. But with MUP2020, her intended platform can still expand to cover aspects where she can use the influence so much more.
There are risks in doing another national pageant for Michele. However, I see them as calculated. The payoffs are expected to be more progressive. And by a handsome margin, if I may add.
What’s your take on this planned bid, dear readers?
I never lost sight of this beautiful Cebuana since she joined the inaugural staging of Binibining Cebu last 2017. She may not have been fortunate at the time, but she returned the following year. And true to my expectations, she finally landed a spot in the Top 5 and was crowned Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 – a title she will relinquish during the finals of the third edition this coming Monday at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.
To truly appreciate Lou Dominique Piczon even more, you need to see and talk to her in person. She has this instant calming effect to any stressed-out individual the minute she shows her sunny and warm-hearted disposition.
Lou will be turning 24 on January 20. And for this 5’9” stunner, a decision has to be made on whether she will take on the challenge of becoming either a Binibini for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 or an aspirant for Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Sure, she has an Account Executive job for Kenneth Cobonpue that will need to take the backseat if she does. But I’m pretty sure the boss won’t mind. And as for Academics, she only needs to submit her thesis before finally wrapping up an IT degree at the University of San Jose – Recoletos.
Lou definitely needs to walk that national pageant stage sooner or later. I hope it will be soon.
I have been eyeing this beautiful lady for the longest time, like even when she just graduated from High School. I also know that her family values education to the fullest. So off she went to enroll at the De La Salle University. Now, she is a Bachelor of Science graduate major in Management of Financial Institutions. Magna. Cum. Laude.
Patricia Denise D. Babista of Lucban, Quezon had her share of pageant participations but on a less magnified scale. She took part in Bb. Niyogyugan 2018 and placed 2nd Runner-Up. Not bad for someone who just wanted to put her feet in the water and get a feel of the competition. Besides, representing the Municipality of Lucban was an important stepping stone she had to go through first before doing the nationals.
I know that Pat has been getting her regular doses of training under Aces & Queens even as far back as the time when the country hosted the 65th Miss Universe when she was part of the tribute event for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. And since then, she has been improving slowly but surely.
Now that the time is ripe, this Lucbanin should be ready to widen her pageant horizons. And if shoes to fill are to be specified, then she could be the next big thing to happen to Quezon Province after Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 and Miss International 2018 1st Runner-Up Ma. Ahtisa Manalo.
If you’re looking for someone beautiful, fresh and intelligent (with the right amount of street smarts sprinkled for good measure), then Pat Babista is definitely one to watch out for in 2020!
Back in 2016, Riana Agatha Pangindian was still a 19 year-old pageant newbie who joined Bb. Pilipinas mainly for the experience. And what a journey she fondly relishes from that stint. An inclusion in the Top 15 was almost unexpected – given that she had to battle with the likes of Maxine Medina, Kylie Verzosa, Nicole Cordoves, Jennifer Hammond, Nichole Manalo and Joanna Eden who went home with the crowns. But she was actually part of that essential cut.
Instead of pushing herself into joining more beauty contests after that experience, Riana opted to finish her studies first. She graduated June of last year and took the board exams. She is now licensed to teach Biological Science. Her plan is to return to pageantry one more time before she finally focuses on becoming a full-time Educator. Her personal advocacy is actually inspired by her profession:
“I would like to focus on the importance of mentorship to the next generation. Growing up, I have been exposed to this process until I ventured to the field of education up to now that I am already a Professional Teacher. I learned that this is a key method to exponential wholistic growth of a person, whether young or old. So if we can invest on our current and future teachers – by supporting them emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually – it could help inspire and rekindle their joy and passion to teach with love and have respect for one another, moreso to the students they encounter.
This might be a huge undertaking, and I know I can’t do it on my own. So for now I’m starting small by mentoring younger women in my community which I believe is vital in their journey to adulthood. In all of these I know that I’m not alone because I have a God who is able to do far more than what I can think.”
I would really like to see the much-improved version of Riana in the coming months. And it’s looking like we can all see her return. As to which national pageant, let’s just wait and see.
Sandra Lemonon – of the “build, build, build” fame of sorts that made her Bb. Pilipinas 2018 participation a more unforgettable turn – has closed that viral episode of her life. She was able to make something good of it. And now it’s time to get down to more forward-looking decisions in life. Last year, she was reported to have auditioned for and passed the screenings for Pinoy Big Brother. That opportunity, though, was not realized for reasons personal (and perhaps network-related) in nature.
The video below was when Sandra tried for ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt.
Now at 24-going-25, Sandra is at the crossroad of her young life, and an age that is most suited to join or re-join a national pageant. I want to see this sweet Pinay-French go back to pageantry and focus on accomplishing an unfinished business of winning a crown to her name.
This is the continuity I am hoping that she will embark on in 2020. And with more fruitful results to reap. Her “Lemonades” (pageant fan group) is just waiting for the go-signal from her end!