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‘Ang winner po natin tonight is Donbelle’ and other hilarious reactions to Miss Universe Philippines 2022

By Hannah Mallorca Published May 01, 2022 3:40 pm Updated May 01, 2022 4:44 pm

If there’s a thing that fans love more than the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant, it’s memes.

The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant was definitely a star-studded event, thanks to the newly-crowned queens, empowering Miss Universe titleholders, fun performances, and the celebration of women. Yet the internet manages to steal the show by sharing funny reactions and meme-worthy posts on social media. 

Here are some of the best Miss Universe Philippines reactions and memes we’ve found all over the ‘net.

Kathryn, Belle, and Maris for the Miss Universe PH crown?

Many #TeamBahay fans pointed out the commercials of the series 2 Good 2 Be True starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, He’s Into Her: Season 2 starring Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan, and How to Move On in 30 Days starring Maris Racal. 







Filipino time?

Twitter user @yuen_daemyong joked about the Miss Universe Philippines pageant following “Filipino time” since it started almost an hour later than 7 p.m.


That opening show though

Netizens couldn’t help but share their thoughts on the pageant’s opening performance inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 


@hlxndrxxrns wondered why there was a change in the introduction format in the pageant.


@DirekYuri pointed out the similarities between the opening performer, OPM icon Bamboo and senatorial aspirant Chiz Escudero.


Beatrice Gomez being a queen, as always

Pageant fans also praised Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, for breaking gender stereotypes in the pageant.



The famed Q&A portion, featuring Pauline’s inspiring journey and Katrina’s bf of eight years

The pageant’s question-and-answer portion has always been a favorite of many fans since it measures the candidate’s wit and grace under pressure. Of course, many ladies stood out for their inspiring answers and noteworthy soundbites.  

For starters, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 second runner-up Ma. Katrina Llegado caught the attention of netizens after she talked about her “boyfriend of eight years.”



Meanwhile, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 - Charity Pauline Amelinckx has been praised for her inspiring response about competing in the pageant for the second time. 


On the other hand, Twitter user @ariespaltz joked about Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Albay representative Julia Saubier, and Cebu City representative Chantal Schmidt possibly nailing the Q&A part of the competition. 




Ion Perez?

Netizens also pointed out that Filipino-American singer and American Idol alum Francisco Martin looks like TV personality Ion Perez.


Pia Wurtzbach being the queen that she is

Netizens also channeled their inner pageant fangirls as they expressed their love for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. 


Other noteworthy moments

The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 was definitely a pageant to remember due to its many hard-to-miss moments including Wurtzbach accidentally revealing the winner, simp-worthy performers and judges, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 semifinalist Ayn Bernos’ microphone blunder, and more.