Miss Universe Philippines now has its Top 30.
The list was revealed on YouTube on Wednesday, September 1, naming the candidates who will be advancing to the pageant's in-person coronation. The reveal was hosted by Miss Universe Philippines 2020 1st runner-up Billie Hakenson and actor and model Nico Locco.
27 of the Top 30 delegates were chosen by panelists based on their performances in past challenges. (READ: LIST: Who won the Miss Universe Philippines challenges?)
Rounding out the Top 30 were three candidates who counted the highest number of fan votes from August 22 to August 31 on the Miss Universe Philippines app.
It was no surprise that audience favorites Maureen Wroblewitz, Kisses Delavin, and Steffi Rose Aberasturi, automatically advanced due to fan votes, though Billie clarified that it doesn't mean they would not have gotten through on their own merit.
Here's the full list:
The pageant started out with 100 delegates from around the country. The batch was narrowed down to 75, and then to 50.
According to the Miss Universe Philippines organizations, the Top 30 delegate's scores all go back to zero, as they compete in person at the coronation night set for September 25. – Rappler.com