Five days after the Miss Universe 2019, where South Africa’s Zozini Tonzi was crowned as the most beautiful, the Miss U fever is still on a high tone. PH bet Gazini Ganados sustained our 10-year streak placement in the said beauty competition with Top 20 finish. In the same day, a news came out that Miss Universe Philippines franchise left Binibining Pilipinas Charity Inc. (BPCI), its home for 50 years. Pageant fans expressed their mixed emotions regarding this matter. More than anything else, everyone is hoping for better results in the next edition of the most prestigious pageant in the world.
As early as now, there are names of pageant veterans, former title holders, and promising ladies surfacing in social media as top picks for the first edition of Miss Universe Philippines.
Village Pipol Magazine has listed down women who have great chance in bringing home the crown.
Miss International 2018 First Runner-up Ahtisa Manalo is one of the most popular names in social media right now. After the release of the BPCI’s official statement, fans are urging this 22-year-old beauty to try her luck in the pageantry world. With her captivating beauty and wit, we won’t be surprised if we see her wearing MUP crown soon.
Philippines’ first-ever Reina Hispanoamericana is a top contender, of course. She is known for her fierce aura and intelligence.
Elizabeth Clenci joined the 2017 edition of Miss Grand International, where she won 2nd Runner-up. Her pasarela is worthy to be shown on Miss Universe stage, and her stage presence is commendable.
Leren Mae Bautista
After her successful stint in Miss Globe 2019, Leren Mae Bautista deserves to be in our list. She has this distinct yet captivating Filipina beauty — same aura as Miriam Quiambao, who won First Runner-up in Miss Universe 1999.
Miss Eco International 2018 First Runner-up has the body and face of a Miss Universe. Having Maureen Montagne as PH representative, a sandwich victory is possible.
Thia Thomalla has already made her mark in the pageantry world after winning our first-ever Miss Eco International crown in 2017. She is now an actress and host of GMA Network, but who knows, the Miss Universe Philippines crown might be waiting for her.
This 25-year-old lawyer is a triple threat — beauty, brains, and purpose. Need I say more?