Miss Universe Philippines announces official candidates

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — Miss Universe Philippines announced Friday its official candidates, who will vie for the crown and represent the country in the 2020 Miss Universe pageant.

The new owner of the Miss Universe franchise in the country, Miss Universe Philippines Organization, introduced at a red carpet event its 52 official candidates including a couple of pageant returnees -- Miss Globe 2018 representative and professional volleyball player Michele Gumabao, and Binibining Pilipinas 2018 candidate Sandra Lemonon.

READ: New pageant to crown next PH bet in Miss Universe

The candidates will be promoting the pageant’s three key pillars namely Beautiful Transformation, Beyond the Coastlines, and Inspiring Women with Action.

Miss Universe Philippines is now headed by Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup as national director.

Here is the list of the 52 official candidates:

• Christelle Abello, Aklan

• Paula Ortega, Albay

• Christine Nicole Silvernale, Angeles City

• Joecel Robenta, Antique

• Princess Marquez, Aurora

• Bea Theresa Maynigo, Baguio City

• Jan Alexis Elcano, Batanes

• Nathalia Urcia, Batangas

• Skelly Ivy Florida, Biliran

• Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol

• Dianella Louise Loya, Bulacan

• Vincy Valcalares, Cagayan De Oro

• Maria Danica Reynes, Cagayan Province

• Krizzia Lynn Moreno, Camarine Sur

• Mariam Lara Hamid, Capiz

• Sigrid Grace Flores, Catanduanes

• Kimberly Hakenson, Cavite

• Tracy Maureen Perez, Cebu City

• Apriel Smith, Province of Cebu

• Alaiza Malinao, Davao City

• We'am Ahmed, Davao Del Norte

• Mariel Joyce Pascua, General Santos

• Maria Regina Malana, Isabela

• Adelma P. Benedicta, Ilocos Sur

• Rabiya Mateo, Iloilo City

• Kim Chi Crizaldo, IloIlo Province

• Noreen Mangawit, Kalinga

• Jo-Ann Flores, Laguna

• Trizha Ocampo, La Union

• Chiara Lyn Markwalder, Leyte

• Ivanna Kamil Pacis, Makati

• Alexandra Abdon, Manila

• Lou Dominique Piczon, Mandaue

• Maria Lianina Macalino, Marinduque

• Caroline Joy Veronilla, Misamis Oriental

• Maricres Castro, Muntinlupa

• Angela Aninang, Negros Occidental

• Adee Hitomi Ariate Akiyama, Oriental Mindoro

• Jennifer Linda, Palawan

• Patricia Mae Santos, Pampanga

• Maria Niña Soriano, Pangasinan

• Maria Ysabella Ysmael, Parañaque

• Zandra Nicole Sta. Maria, Pasay

• Riana Pangindian, Pasig City

• Michele Theresa Gumabao, Quezon City

• Faye Deveza, Quezon Province

• Ericka Evangelista, Rizal

• Maria Fee Tajaran, Romblon

• Maria Isabela Galeria, Sorsogon

• Carissa Rozil, Surigao del Norte

• Sandra Lemonon, Taguig

• Perlyn Y. Cayona, Zamboanga Del Sur