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Former titleholders to judge MUP 2020 prelims

By Brooke Villanueva Published Oct 23, 2020 9:06 am Updated Oct 23, 2020 9:11 am

We already know that the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) finale is taking place at the Baguio Country Club.

But as we tune in to its preliminary round tonight, we still have one question in mind: Who are the pageant judges?

Tonight's prelims will showcase the contenders in their national costumes, swimsuits, and evening gowns. With no live audience around, the event will see previous titleholders judging the MUP hopefuls.

Here’s a quick look at the beauty queens who are part of the judging panel:

Mary Jean Lastimosa – Miss Universe Philippines 2014

Lastimosa was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2014 and made it to the top 10 of the grand finale. Today, the engineer is modeling for various brands, hosting shows on television, and wowing people with her acting talent. She's been busy filming for her new movie ‘Day Zero’ under Reality Entertainment with veteran actor Joey Marquez.

Maria Venus Raj – Miss Universe Philippines 2010

After being named Miss Universe Philippines in 2010 and finishing fourth runner up at the main tilt, Raj has been focused on spreading the words of faith and reaching out to those in need. Raj is best known for her "Major major" quip at the Q&A portion of the Miss Universe pageant.

Ariella Arida – Miss Universe Philippines 2013

Arida, who finished third runner-up at Miss Universe 2013, is now a fashion model and host. On the side, she continues to make a change like a true queen. Just recently, she was named HFW ambassador, raising awareness and sparking hope in lung cancer patients and their nearest and dearest.

The MUP's preliminary episode will be aired on The Ring Light Series on tonight, October 23. The grand finale is set to stream on Sunday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Manila.

Photographs courtesy of the Miss Universe Philippines organization