The Miss Universe Philippines Organization announced on Monday, February 28 the Top 50 candidates who will compete in a series of challenges before the official 30 candidates are announced.
“We are extremely happy with our Top 50 Official Delegates. I know that as the challenges progress, the pageant fans will see how special and strong this year’s batch of delegates are. Accomplished, articulate, beautiful, and very relatable women will charm. Proving why Miss Universe Philippines is the country’s most coveted crown,” Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee said in a statement.
Just like in last year’s edition, the candidates will have to battle it out for the Top 30 slot in a series of challenges. Among these are the Headshot, Fashion and Runway, Swimsuit, Introduction Video, and Interview.
Voltaire Tayag, Communications Director of the organization said they had a two-day screening of the candidates so it was a challenge to narrow it to 50 girls.
“The MUPh Organization and other panelists interviewed the pre-screened applicants for two days. Arriving at a Top 50 wasn’t an easy task as each one needed to have a unanimous or majority vote. Several well-known queens screened but there are also numerous newbies that pageant watchers will delight in getting to know as well.”