MANILA, Philippines—With a lot looser pandemic protocols in place, the Miss Universe Philippines pageant was lastly capable of conduct a stay presentation for its preliminary competitors that was open to the general public on April 27 on the Cove Manila Indoor Seashore Membership at Okada Manila in Parañaque Metropolis.
Since its inaugural version in 2020, the pageant had been mounting the preliminary competitions beneath strict COVID-19 protocols, with restrictions on having a stay viewers. This 12 months, the Miss Universe Philippines group (MUPH) is pulling out all of the stops to make up for the time the actions had been restricted to pre-taped productions, and spectators had been barred from witnessing the ceremonies on-site.
The 32 delegates from everywhere in the nation competed within the swimwear and night robe segments earlier than a crowd that greeted them with cheers and applause, in addition to a sizeable variety of members of the media that the preliminary competitions of the 2 earlier editions didn’t have.
Other than the showcase of magnificence and “pasarela” from the delegates, the group was additionally handled with the sight of reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu from India, in addition to performances from Anji Salvacion, Gabriel Umali, Yheen and Yuki, and Filipino-American rapper EZ Mil.
Actor Marco Gumabao shared internet hosting chores with reigning Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez.
The preliminary competitors will assist decide who among the many delegates will advance to the semifinals, mixed with the scores from the interviews carried out earlier. And as in its two earlier editions, the Miss Universe Philippines pageant will welcome one other delegate to the Prime 16 who will garner probably the most votes by way of the e-commerce platform Lazada.
Gomez will relinquish the Miss Universe Philippines title to her successor who might be proclaimed on the coronation night time on April 30 on the Mall of Asia Area in Pasay Metropolis, the place Sandhu may even sit as one of many judges.
Pia Wurtzbach, the third Filipino girl to win the Miss Universe crown, will host this system collectively together with her successors Iris Mittenaere from France and Demi-Leigh Tebow from South Africa.
The 2022 Miss Universe Philippines coronation night time might be streamed in real-time totally free on the ABS-CBN Leisure YouTube channel and on the iWantTFC platform. GMA will air it on free TV on Might 1 at 9 a.m.
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