Miss Universe PH holds first live preliminary competition

Actor Marco Gumabao hosts the Miss Universe Philippines preliminary competition with reigning queen Beatrice Luigi Gomez./ARMIN P. ADINA

MANILA, Philippines—With a lot looser pandemic protocols in place, the Miss Universe Philippines pageant was lastly in a position to conduct a live presentation for its preliminary competition that was open to the general public on April 27 on the Cove Manila Indoor Beach Club at Okada Manila in Parañaque City.

Since its inaugural version in 2020, the pageant had been mounting the preliminary competitions below strict COVID-19 protocols, with restrictions on having a live viewers. This 12 months, the Miss Universe Philippines group (MUPH) is pulling out all of the stops to make up for the time the actions had been restricted to pre-taped productions, and spectators had been barred from witnessing the ceremonies on-site.

The 32 delegates from all around the nation competed within the swimwear and night robe segments earlier than a crowd that greeted them with cheers and applause, in addition to a sizeable variety of members of the media that the preliminary competitions of the 2 earlier editions didn’t have.

Aside from the showcase of magnificence and “pasarela” from the delegates, the group was additionally handled with the sight of reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu from India, in addition to performances from Anji Salvacion, Gabriel Umali, Yheen and Yuki, and Filipino-American rapper EZ Mil.

Actor Marco Gumabao shared internet hosting chores with reigning Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez.

The preliminary competition will assist decide who among the many delegates will advance to the semifinals, mixed with the scores from the interviews carried out earlier. And as in its two earlier editions, the Miss Universe Philippines pageant will welcome one other delegate to the Top 16 who will garner probably the most votes by way of the e-commerce platform Lazada.

Gomez will relinquish the Miss Universe Philippines title to her successor who can be proclaimed on the coronation evening on April 30 on the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, the place Sandhu may also sit as one of many judges.

Pia Wurtzbach, the third Filipino girl to win the Miss Universe crown, will host this system collectively together with her successors Iris Mittenaere from France and Demi-Leigh Tebow from South Africa.

The 2022 Miss Universe Philippines coronation evening can be streamed in real-time free of charge on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel and on the iWantTFC platform. GMA will air it on free TV on May 1 at 9 a.m.


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