- The Miss Universe Philippines organization confirmed that the national pageant will push through in October 2020
- The organization revealed that the pageant will feature activities in a non-conventional manner
- Online Learning Journeys of contestants for their enhanced training sessions and a special online film featuring the preliminary competition that will raise funds for many Filipinos are slated
The Philippines’ most prestigious pageant — Miss Universe Philippines — will push through on October this year with some “new groundbreaking activities” taking place before the coronation night, the Miss Universe organization in the country bared.
In a video uploaded by the organization last May 5 on Facebook, it revealed that as the country moves into a new normal amid the pandemic, the national pageant will feature activities in a non-conventional manner.
“The pageant will be held in October 2020! Before that, expect new groundbreaking activities that will lead up to the pageant night,” the organization announced.
“It includes the online Learning Journeys of contestants for their enhanced training sessions , a special limited series called Ring Light that will give incredible access to the most important parts of the competition, and a special online film featuring the preliminary competition that will raise funds for many Filipinos,” it added.
According to Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee, these and more will be done as Miss Universe Philippines “strives to play our part in the recovery and rebuilding of the Philippines from the pandemic.”
The Miss Universe 2011 3rdrunner-up said that they thought “long and hard” whether they should continue with the pageant this year or not.
“After much reflection, we were reminded of what a Miss Universe Philippine should be — a role model, a rallying point, and a harbinger of hope,” she said. “We have decided to embrace those things because now, more than ever we will need those in the county’s fight and recovery from the situation.”
The former Philippine representative in the Miss Universe stage said that crowning this year’s Miss Universe bet would be possible even without the presence of bright lights, cheers from millions of fans, as holding the crown will never be about glamorous gowns, hair, or make up but “it is about being able to provide answers to the unique challenges presented by the times.”
“A Miss Universe-Philippines always come with a glory of being able to represent the best of the Philippines in the universe stage. But we believe that service and leadership to the nation should come first before that glory,” Lee said.