Noreen Victoria Mangawit, 22, from Pinukpuk, Kalinga and now living in Tabuk City, Kalinga, announced that her inhouse training is now in full swing ahead of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant.
Aside from her inhouse training, her team is also training to improve her performance as she is still new to the beauty contest.
Ms. Mangawit said she is pleased to be among the Miss Universe Philippines candidates representing Kalinga province.
As the candidate of Kalinga province, she can showcase the beauty of Y-Kalinga not only in appearance but also in the interior and she is also proud to share the culture that the Y-Kalinga have.
Ms. Noreen Victoria Mangawit is a Bachelor’s of Arts and Social Sciences Major in Economics at the University of the Phils. (U.P. Baguio City) and currently serves as Presidential Staff Officer under the office of the President.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be the 1st edition of the Miss Universe Philippines competition, under its new organization. It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on May 3, 2020. Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will represent the Philippines in Miss Universe 2020.
Ms. Bea Theresa Maynigo from Pangasinan, a Saint Louis University graduate, will also represent Baguio City.
UPDATE: Baguio City to host Miss Universe Philippines 2020 online coronation
Baguio City will host pageant activities and virtual competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Miss Universe Philippines coronation night was originally scheduled for May 3 but was moved to June 14 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was postponed again and was later moved on October 25th.
At a press conference on Tuesday, October 13, pageant organizers announced that 48 participants will stay at the Baguio Country Club from October 15-25.
Participants of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will arrive in Baguio in batches in the next two days and participate in photoshoots at the designated tourist areas in Benguet.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas assured that contestants and organizers will strictly undergo border and triage protocols before entering the province.
The Miss Universe Philippines is a beauty pageant and organization in the Philippines that selects the country's representative at the Miss Universe pageant.
All candidates will uphold the pageant slogan "Beautiful Transformation, Beyond the Coastline, and Inspiring Women with Action".
The current holder of Miss Universe Philippines is Gazni Ganados of Talisay, Cebu who was crowned on June 9, 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.