The Miss Universe Philippines organization has given official titles to the top five queens.
MUP titleholder Rabiya Mateo is the Ambassador for Education. Mateo, who was a lecturer and review coordinator at review centers, hopes to put an end to illiteracy in the country. She’s been active in a charity that helps make education accessible to all, focusing on children living near a dumpsite in Iloilo City.
Ysabella Ysmael, first runner-up, is the Ambassador for Arts and Culture. With a passion for ballet, she has danced for the Hampton Court Ballet for over 10 years.
Second runner-up Michele Gumabao is the Ambassador for Health and Fitness. The well-loved volleybelle hopes to help young people see their potential in the field of sports. “I do believe that sports have the power to unite this country,” she said in a previous interview. “Everybody just comes together when you’re cheering for one name, one flag, and our country.”
The Ambassador for Tourism is third runner-up Pauline Amelinckx, who served as a tourism officer of Tubigon, Bohol.
Fourth runner-up Billie Hakenson is the Ambassador for Gender Equality. In her preliminary interview for the pageant, the flight attendant made a candid revelation: “I’m Billie Hakenson, representing Cavite, and I’m a bisexual and I’m proud to be here.”
Article thumbnails by Nice Print Photography, taken from Michele Gumabao’s Instagram account