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What you need to know about the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 finals on October 25

The Miss Universe Philippines fever is on as the organizers and candidates prepare for the finals happening on Sunday, October 25 in Baguio City.

More than 40 candidates will vie for the title. The winner of the pageant will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant.

Here’s what we can expect at the event happening at the Baguio Country Club.

Master of Ceremonies

Lunch Out Loud host and actor KC Montero will be hosting the show.

Performers

The organization announced American Idol alumna Jessica Sanchez as its opening act. Three rising stars – Anjo Damiles, Allen Cecilio, and Kevin Montillano will serenade the ladies during the evening gown portion.

Couture swimsuits

The organization has tapped international Filipino designer Furne One to do the swimsuits for the finals. Furne has designed outfits for the likes of Beyonce, Heidi Klum, and Katy Perry,

The Filipina crown

On Tuesday, October 20, the organization unveiled the crown that will be worn by the winner. "Filipina" was designed by the Villarica family of the Villarica Pawnshop chain.

Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee holding the "Filipina" crown. Screenshot from Shamcey Supsup Instagram

The Miss Universe Philippines stage

Here's a look at the stage from the preliminary competition posted on the Mercator/Empire Talent Agency Instagram page. Benjamin Alves hosted the preliminaries.

Here's also a look at the last episodes of the Ring Light series.

Gazini Ganados' evening gown pays tribute to late mentor

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados shared that her evening gown for finals night will pay tribute to her late mentor Jonas Borces who died early this year.

“He loved roses and other flowers,” she said. 

Cary Santiago, who did Gazini's gown in last year's pageant, said that the gown is also his tribute to Borces, who is a good friend.

“It’s a period gown, made of silk, with a stream of floral bouquet at the back, inspired by the favorite rose of Borces. Nothing glittery, just elegant, with dramatic colors and symbolic of Gazini’s gratitude to Borces who stood by her in her low moments in pageantry,” Santiago said.

Gazini Ganados in her preliminary evening gown by Cary Santiago in last year's Miss Universe pageant. Photo from Miss Universe

The finals will be telecast on GMA. Streaming is available on KTX.ph for P99. You can also subscribe to the Ring Light series on Empire.ph for P299, which gives you access to behind the scenes and the preliminary competition. – Rappler.com