The makings of a Filipina beauty queen: A panel discussion
The makings of a Filipina beauty queen: A panel discussion
We talk to Voltaire Tayag, Bessie Besana, Rick Sotelo, and Shamcey Supsup about what it takes to be a Filipina beauty queen

Binibining Pilipinas 2019 may be over but pageant season – and the craze that comes along with it – has only begun. 

The Philippines, undoubtedly, is a beauty pageant powerhouse – the crowns and placements through the years alone are proof. But what does it really take to wear the “Miss Philippines” sash across your heart, as reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray so aptly put it? 

What sort of work happens behind-the-scenes and beyond the glitz, glamor, and glitter of a beauty pageant?

Rappler sits down with a panel of experts who’ve been on all sides of the process – from picking contestants, helping them prep, interviewing and scrutinizing them, and competing in an international pageant herself. 

Catch Rappler contributor Voltaire Tayag, designer and former Miss World Philippines general manager Bessie Besana, celebrity stylist Rick Sotelo, and Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup live as we discuss the science and art of beauty pageants on Tuesday, June 18, at 2:30 pm. 

Bookmark this page or head to any of Rappler’s social media accounts to catch the stream live. –

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