The road to the Miss Universe Philippines crown finally begins.
Miss Universe Philippines kicked off its 2022 pageant by introducing the top 50 candidates who are in the running for the crown. The lineup features a combination of fresh faces and familiar beauties who competed in prestigious pageants before.
In a Facebook post by the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) organization, the 2022 pageant started off with 50 candidates to allow its “accredited partners and their teams to hone in on fewer women” and develop their skills for the next stages of the competition.
Miss Universe Philippines director of communications Voltaire Tayag told pageant website Missosology that the pre-screening for the top 50 delegates lasted for two days. “Arriving at a Top 50 wasn’t an easy task as each one needed to have a unanimous or majority vote. Several well-known queens screened but there are also numerous newbies that pageant watchers will delight in getting to know as well.”
Just like last year, the candidates will go through the headshot, introduction video, swimsuit, fashion and runway, and interview challenges before they qualify for the final 30.
Here’s a first glimpse of the Miss Universe Philippines top 50 delegates:
The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant will take place on April 30, when Beatrice Luigi Gomez will crown her successor. As per Missosology, the event will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Gomez finished in the top five of the Miss Universe 2021 pageant.