We have our winners!
The Miss Universe Philippines organization announced on Wednesday, Mar. 16, the three candidates that stood out from the introduction video challenge.
Bohol's Pauline Amelinckx bagged the first spot. In the video, the 26-year-old beauty queen shared a fun trivia about her: she could hold her breath for four minutes. Amelinckx is a certified AIDA 2 freediver. "It's a bit of an understatement if I say that I love the ocean," she said.
The last two spots went to San Pablo, Laguna's Shaira Aliyah Diaz and Cebu Province's Lou Dominique Piczon.
21-year-old Diaz admitted in her video that she can't sing and dance, but she could flip a glass with water without spilling the liquid.
"Oh and lastly, I'm dreaming to be your Miss Universe Philippines 2022," she said.
Finally, Piczon calls herself a Jack-of all-trades—she can sing, do martial arts, and do public speaking. The Cebu native is also a fur mom and a foodie.
The winners, according to the local organization, were based on the votes from the public and the judges.
Last Sunday, Mar. 13, MUPH named Isabel Luche of Mandaue City as the Headshot Challenge winner, followed by Celeste Cortesi of Pasay and Francheska Alexine Licanto Dadivas of Roxas City.
The candidates are set to compete at the pageant’s finals night on Apr. 30.