Sharing with you the Ashtie Nights episode with guests – Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates – Riana Pangindian of Pasig and Sigrid Grace Flores of Catanduanes.
The Phenomenal Women of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 are outshining each other with the release of their different swimwear and evening gown shots. It’s looking like a battle of the glam teams and APs as well.
Here are four of them now.
As a pageant blogger, I’m supposed to come up with my new hot picks for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 by now. But I am still sticking to a good number of these #PhenomenalWomen because each one of them deserve to be seen and heard. The efforts they give in sustaining visibility in social media and other digital platforms – along with the APs and glam teams – are commendable.
So let me present my running Top 25 favorites – or the upper half of the 50 Official Candidates.
Please support each one of them in the competition’s #RingLightSeries.
Christelle Abello, Paula Ortega, Christine Nicole Silvernale, Bea Maynigo, Skelly Ivy Florida, Pauline Amelinckx, Dianella Loya, Kia Moreno, Sigrid Grace Flores, Billie Hakenson, Tracy Maureen Perez, Apriel Smith, Alaiza Malinao, Rabiya Mateo, Kim Crizaldo, Chiara Lynn Markwalder, Lou Dominique Piczon, Adee Hitomi Akiyama, Patricia Mae Santos, Bella Ysmael, Zandra Sta. Maria, Riana Pangindian, Michele Gumabao, Maria Isabela Galeria and Sandra Lemonon
Having seen/reviewed all the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates and their Passions that #NeverFade, I took the liberty of choosing my favorites among them. I short-listed these ones for different reasons – either close to my heart (subjective) or close to the heart of many (objective) as proven through the actual related activities that they have already started doing before and during the quarantine period:
Alaiza Malinao – Food Security and Sustainable Farming: she who has done a lot of help for the welfare of our farmers and the actual networking of fresh produce from farm to table.
Riana Pangindian – Holistic Well-Being of Teachers: she who has focused on the welfare of the individuals who lead inside the classroom instead of just the students who have always been cared for my many.
Sigrid Grace Flores – Philanthropic Revolution: she who has done Service for Others way before anyone else in the roster of candidates. Philanthropy is usually easier said than done, but she reversed the thought and made charitable acts easier done all the time.
Ericka Evangelista – Teen Empowerment: she who has actually helped mobilized the youth – especially during the quarantine period – with the #BaryaNiJuan project that benefitted more frontliners than initially imagined.
Pauline Amelinckx – Marine Conservation Through Arts: she who has carefully intertwined her love for the sea and love for the children in an advocacy that brings equal amounts of hope and joy to many.
Michele Gumabao – Empower the Youth Through Sports: she who personifies her cause to the max. As a high-achieving athlete, television personality and social media influencer, she used her unique platforms to the best that she can.
Patricia Mae Santos – Women Empowerment: she who transformed the meaning of her advocacy to greater heights by partnering with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for a wider hands-on reach to remote areas while promoting her personal love for reading as a side activity by giving out books for people to read and appreciate.
Skelly Ivy Florida – Inclusive Education: she who has been appointed by her Island Province to be a beacon of hope in a project that aims to include all children – regardless of skin color and mental restrictions – in the mainstream of primary education.
Ysabella Ysmael – Community and Mental Health: she who cares for Mental Health not just as individuals but as members of a bigger community where the psychological well-being of a unified majority can take strength in numbers.
Carissa Rozil Quiza – Education for Indigenous People: And finally, she whose actual studies as Teacher allowed her to focus on the plight of indigenous Mamanwa children who – inspite of significantly lacking in life’s material pleasures – continue to give the biggest smiles from their hearts.
Here is Batch 3 of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Candidates and their Passions that never fade for Downy Philippines.
They encapsulate in ten seconds what I have been individually blogging about them for the past two months.
She may be a Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate.
But Riana Agatha Pangindian representing Pasig City is a Science Teacher first and foremost. So it comes as no surprise that the advocacy of this beautiful and wholesome miss revolves around the noblest of profession she has devoted her time to.
To empower educators to empower the youth is Riana’s main thrust. She has a heart for teachers’ emotional, social, spiritual, and mental well-being to be taken cared of through programs and organizations who share the same burden as hers. She yearns to create a more sustainable impact for the generations to come because she herself experienced the daily struggles of becoming a teacher.
One program she has closely worked with as a volunteer is #NotAlone. This program is under a non-profit/faith-based organization called Elevate Movement Inc. It is basically an after-school program offered to public schools around the Philippines to conduct sessions that will tackle about life issues for the students, teachers, and community members.
As for her quarantine life, Riana mainly stayed at home and complied with the authorities as much as possible. She always tries to be productive by doing household chores everyday, learn a new skill such as sketching or let her creativity out by upcycling, watercoloring, or doing anything spontaneous with her cousins as a form of bonding with them. She has also been mentoring young ladies online each week and checking up on her friends through chat or video call to keep any of us from feeling alone during this ECQ period.
Reaching out to people is one of the things that she can do during this pandemic because aside from not having much materially, having someone to talk to and being there for someone is one of the best ways to help spread the joy, hope, and peace in the midst of uncertainty and anxiety.
To be called #phenomenal is equal to being described as very remarkable. The adjective gives someone the persona that is at once extraordinary in appeal and impact.
These remaining Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates possess in them the qualities that sum up the kind of Filipinas who embody the collective profile of substance and grace – #RoleModel, #RallyingPoint and #HarbingerOfHope.
Here they are.
Here now are the #PhenomenalWomen of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 in their Official Portraits as captured by Dookie Ducay. All 51 are mesmerizing in beauty and diversity indeed!
Creative Direction by Eugene David
Hair and Make Up by Nix Institute of Beauty
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After yesterday’s release of the Filbert Kung Official Glamshots for Miss Universe Philippines 2020, normannorman.com is posting its 2nd Round of 24 Picks for the competition. In alphabetical order according to the provinces/cities they represent now:
Christelle Abello – Aklan
Paula Madarieta Ortega – Albay
Bea Maynigo – Baguio City
Skelly Ivy Florida – Biliran
Pauline Amelinckx – Bohol
Kia Moreno – Camarines Sur
Sigrid Grace Flores – Catanduanes
Billie Hakenson – Cavite
Tracy Maureen Perez – Cebu City
Apriel Smith – Cebu Province
Alaiza Malinao – Davao City
Rabiya Mateo – Iloilo City
Kim Crizaldo – Iloilo Province
Trizha Ocampo – La Union
Chiara Lyn Markwalder – Leyte
Alexandra Abdon – Manila
Lou Dominique Piczon – Mandaue
Caroline Veronilla – Misamis Oriental
Bella Ysmael – Parañaque
Riana Pangindian – Pasig City
Michele Theresa Gumabao – Quezon City
Maria Fee Tajaran – Romblon
Maria Isabela Galeria – Sorsogon
Sandra Lemonon – Taguig
See you all in tomorrow’s Runway Challenge at the Uptown Bonifacio!
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