WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s that time of the year again!
On Saturday, April 30, 7 pm at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, 32 women will vie for the chance to represent the Philippines in the 71st Miss Universe competition later this year.
Beatrice Luigi Gomez, who finished her Miss Universe stint as part of the Top 5, is set to crown her successor.
Former Miss Universe titleholders Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow will serve as the coronation night’s hosts, while reigning Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu is now in Manila as one of the pageant’s special guests.
It’s arguably the most star-studded coronation night the country’s ever had, and Rappler’s entertainment team will be giving you live updates, photos, context pieces, and more. Bookmark this page in time for this #UniquelyBeautiful event in pageant history!
Here’s the Top 16!
Nueva Vizcaya – Gillian Katherine de Mesa
Taguig – Ma. Katrina Llegado
Cebu City – Chantal Elise Legaspi Schmidt
Aklan – Jona Sweett
Makati – Michelle Marquez Dee
Albay – Julia Calleja Saubier
Palawan – Angelica Lopez
Iloilo Province – Vanessa Ann Ka’ihilani Caro
Baguio City – Ghenesis Latugat
Cebu Province – Lou Dominique Piczon
Misamis Oriental – Annabelle McDonnell
Bohol – Pauline Cucharo Amelinckx
Ilocos Sur – Jewel Alexandria Palacat
Laguna – Sonja Jeyn Tanyag
Pasay City – Celeste Cortesi
Iloilo City – Dorothy Gemillan