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Look: MUP 2020 candidates do swimsuit challenge on location

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Oct 15, 2020 5:59 pm Updated Oct 15, 2020 5:59 pm

No bed weather gloom for the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2020 contenders.

Setting social media ablaze, the MUP candidates recently released their own swimsuit photos as part of their virtual "challenges" in the competition.

The challenge, titled My Face, My Space, showed the ladies in swimwear shot in their "spaces" a.k.a. respective cities and provinces.

What came out of the self-produced shoots: Glamorous hair and makeup, slinky bikinis, and show-stopping locations in the background. 

Christelle Abello, Aklan

Paula Madarieta Ortega, Albay

Christine Nicole Silvernale, Angeles City

Joecel Marie Robenta, Antique

Bea Theresa Maynigo, Baguio City

Jan Alexis Elcano, Batanes

Nathalia Urcia, Batangas

Skelly Ivy Florida, Biliran

Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol

Dianella Louise Loya, Bulacan

Dianella Louise Loya, Bulacan

Vincy Vacalares, Cagayan de Oro

Krizzia Lynn Moreno, Camarines Sur

Sigrid Grace Flores, Catanduanes

Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson, Cavite

Tracy Maureen Perez, Cebu City

Apriel Smith, Cebu Province

Alaiza Malinao, Davao City

We'am Ahmed, Davao del Norte

Mariel Joyce Pascua, General Santos City

Adelma Benicta, Ilocos Sur

Rabiya Mateo, Iloilo City

Kim Chi Crizaldo, Iloilo Province

Maria Regina Malana, Isabela

Noreen Mangawit, Kalinga

Trizha Ocampo, La Union

Jo-Ann Flores, Laguna

Ivanna Pacis, Makati

Lou Dominique Piczon, Mandaue City

Alexandra Abdon, Manila

Maria Lianina Macalino, Marinduque

Caroline Joy Veronilla, Misamis Oriental

Maricres Castro, Muntinlupa

Maricres Castro, Muntinlupa

Adee Hitomi Akiyama, Oriental Mindoro

Jennifer Linda, Palawan

Patricia Mae Santos, Pampanga

Maria Niña Soriano, Pangasinan

Maria Ysabella Ysmael, Parañaque

Zandra Nicole Sta Maria, Pasay City

Riana Pangindian, Pasig City

Michele Gumabao, Quezon City

Faye Deveza, Quezon Province

Ericka Evangelista, Rizal

Maria Fee Tajaran, Romblon

Maria Isabela Galeria, Sorsogon

Carissa Rozil Quiza, Surigao del Norte

Sandra Lemonon, Taguig

Perlyn Cayona, Zamboanga del Sur

Christelle Abello, Aklan

Paula Madarieta Ortega, Albay

Christine Nicole Silvernale, Angeles City

Joecel Marie Robenta, Antique

Bea Theresa Maynigo, Baguio City

Jan Alexis Elcano, Batanes

Nathalia Urcia, Batangas

Skelly Ivy Florida, Biliran

Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol

Dianella Louise Loya, Bulacan

Dianella Louise Loya, Bulacan

Vincy Vacalares, Cagayan de Oro

Krizzia Lynn Moreno, Camarines Sur

Sigrid Grace Flores, Catanduanes

Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson, Cavite

Tracy Maureen Perez, Cebu City

Apriel Smith, Cebu Province

Alaiza Malinao, Davao City

We'am Ahmed, Davao del Norte

Mariel Joyce Pascua, General Santos City

Adelma Benicta, Ilocos Sur

Rabiya Mateo, Iloilo City

Kim Chi Crizaldo, Iloilo Province

Maria Regina Malana, Isabela

Noreen Mangawit, Kalinga

Trizha Ocampo, La Union

Jo-Ann Flores, Laguna

Ivanna Pacis, Makati

Lou Dominique Piczon, Mandaue City

Alexandra Abdon, Manila

Maria Lianina Macalino, Marinduque

Caroline Joy Veronilla, Misamis Oriental

Maricres Castro, Muntinlupa

Maricres Castro, Muntinlupa

Adee Hitomi Akiyama, Oriental Mindoro

Jennifer Linda, Palawan

Patricia Mae Santos, Pampanga

Maria Niña Soriano, Pangasinan

Maria Ysabella Ysmael, Parañaque

Zandra Nicole Sta Maria, Pasay City

Riana Pangindian, Pasig City

Michele Gumabao, Quezon City

Faye Deveza, Quezon Province

Ericka Evangelista, Rizal

Maria Fee Tajaran, Romblon

Maria Isabela Galeria, Sorsogon

Carissa Rozil Quiza, Surigao del Norte

Sandra Lemonon, Taguig

Perlyn Cayona, Zamboanga del Sur

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The online task followed the Ring Light Series, an on-subscription series in partnership with non-government organizations, that aired last October 11. (Confirmed beneficiaries were WWF Philippines, AHA! Learning Center, and the Philippine Fashion Coalition.)

Where to watch MUP 2020

The swimsuit challenge is part of MUP's promotional events en route the big night late this month.

The pageant has earlier confirmed Baguio Country Club in Baguio City as the location of the competition's tail end. It will hold both preliminaries and finals there on October 15 and 25 respectively.

"Miss Universe Philippines is excited to announce that we will be filming the Miss Universe Philippines Preliminaries and Grand Finals in Baguio Country Club, available for streaming worldwide!" the organization announced in a Facebook post.

The pageant will hold the preliminary interview on October 21, with the national costume, swimsuit, and evening gown affairs on the 23rd.

The coronation will be available on the Ring Light series. It will have a telecast on GMA 7 and a stream on KTX.ph.

The Miss Universe Philippines franchise used to be under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. Late last year, after 50 years with the foundation, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization (led by Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee) took over the project.

Banner image by Mark Neto Diaz for Michele Gumabao