Miss Universe Philippines 2021 coronation night postponed

The Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2021 coronation night is not pushing through on Sunday, September 25, the MWP organization said in a Facebook post on Sunday, September 19. 

(Updated: The organization has since announced that the pageant will push through in Bohol on September 30.)

“We will announce the final date of the pageant as soon as we get the final approval from IATF for our enhanced plans for the finals. Rest assured that once we receive the final go signal, you will be the first to know,” the organization said. 

MUP said that their main priority is “mounting a safe pageant for all of [their] stakeholders.” Despite the sudden changes, the organization also assured pageant fans that the “finals will be just a few days away.” 

Aside from the date of the coronation night, the schedule for the pre-pageant activities was also moved. The new schedule is as follows: 

  • September 23, 2021: National Costume Competition 
  • September 24, 2021: Preliminary Interviews
  • September 26, 2021: Preliminary Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition 

The Miss Universe Philippines 2021 candidates are currently locked-in in their pageant bubble at Clark, Pampanga. The top 30 were chosen out of the original 100 delegates, after a series of virtual challenges.

Only 28 candidates remain in the pageant, after Zambales’ representative Joanna Maria Rabe withdrew from the competition due to dengue and Davao City’s Ybonne Ortega tested positive for COVID-19. 

Reigning queen Rabiya Mateo, who finished her pageant journey in the Top 21, is set to crown her successor. The winner will represent the country in the international pageant to be held in Israel in December. – Rappler.com