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.”
The challenges will be announced in the next few days with the finals scheduled on April 30.

Here are the candidates:

  • Jona Sweett, AKLAN
  • Julia Eugenie Augustias Saubier, ALBAY
  • Marinel Tungol, ARAYAT, PAMPANGA
  • Ghenesis Latugat, BAGUIO CITY
  • Kevyn Alessandrea C. Mateo, BATAAN
  • Elsa Sally Schumacher, BATANES
  • Bianca Mae Awatin, BATANGAS PROVINCE
  • Pauline Amelinckx, BOHOL
  • Meriam Campong, BUKIDNON
  • Nyca Mae Bernardo, BULACAN PROVINCE
  • Jennika Joy Casin, CAVITE
  • Chantal Elise Legaspi Schmidt, CEBU CITY
  • Lou Dominique Piczon, CEBU PROVINCE
  • Myrell Martinez, DAVAO CITY
  • Jeanne Nicci Orcena, DAVAO DEL NORTE
  • Jedidah Korinihona, DAVAO DEL SUR
  • Aidyl Mhay Sanchez, GUIGUINTO, BULACAN
  • Lyza Katrina Samalio, ILOCOS NORTE
  • Jewel Alexandria Palacat, ILOCOS SUR
  • Dorothy Marie Gemillan, ILOILO CITY
  • Vanessa Ann Ka’ihilani Caro, ILOILO PROVINCE
  • Zeneth Joy Khan ISABELA 23
  • Louise Nicole Dabu, LA UNION
  • Sonja Jeyn Tanyag, LAGUNA
  • Sashi Chiesa, LAPU-LAPU CITY
  • Isabelle Kristine Braza, LAS PIÑAS
  • Sharifah Shahnaz Malabanan, LEMERY, BATANGAS
  • Anjeanette Japor, LUCENA CITY
  • Alyssa Georgia Felix, MACABEBE, PAMPANGA
  • Michelle Daniela Dee, MAKATI
  • Abigail Maclang, MALOLOS, BULACAN
  • Isabel Luche, MANDAUE CITY
  • Seychelle Phoebe Jaochico, MARIVELES, BATAAN
  • Anabelle Mae McDonnell, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
  • Ma. Cristel Antibo, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
  • Marilit Iligan, NEGROS ORIENTAL
  • Nicole Blanca Mari S. Mendiola, NORTHERN SAMAR
  • Gillian Katherine de Mesa, NUEVA VIZCAYA
  • Angelica Lopez, PALAWAN
  • Ivylou Borbon, PANGASINAN
  • Celeste Cortesi, PASAY
  • Gracelle Nicole Distura, QUEZON PROVINCE
  • Sophia Veronica Torres, RIZAL
  • Francheska Alexine Dadivas, ROXAS CITY
  • Danielle Arielle Camcam, SAN JUAN CITY
  • Shaira Aliyah Diaz, SAN PABLO, LAGUNA
  • Carmela Diane Doma, SORSOGON
  • Mary Dawn Abiera , SULTAN KUDARAT
  • Ma. Katrina Llegado, TAGUIG
  • Shanelyn Bayson, VICTORIAS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

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