Miss Universe Philippines candidates toured Benguet on Thursday as the said province will host more than 50 candidates for the beauty pageant on October 15 and 16.
The first batch of Miss Universe Philippines candidates first arrived in La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020.
Candidates visit Benguet Province to personally witness and experience the rich culture of the people and appreciate the beauty of the tourist areas in the province.
As part of their pre-pageant photoshoot for the event, the candidates began their activities with a photoshoot showcasing several Benguet products, including the finest strawberries planted in La Trinidad.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates wear United Benguet shirts for their promotional activities held at the strawberry farm and at Mt. Costa in La Trinidad, Benguet after getting triaged at the TPQF.
According to the Philippine Information Agency, no one tested positive for COVID-19 from the candidates and staff of Miss Universe Philippines.
Two Cordillerans are among the official candidates for Miss Universe Philippines 2020
Two of the official candidates are from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and will represent Baguio City and Kalinga Province. They will have the opportunity to represent the country at the 2020 Miss Universe pageant if they take home the Miss Universe PH crown.
Ms. Bea Theresa Maynigo from Pangasinan, a Saint Louis University graduate, will represent Baguio City.
While 22-year-old Noreen Victoria Mangawit is the representative of Kalinga in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Noreen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Major in Economics and a Minor in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Baguio.
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.
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.