Miss Universe Philippines 2020: Meet The Contestants!
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be the first edition of the pageant and is scheduled to take place on June 14, 2020. During the end of the pageant, Gazini Ganados will crown her successor as the new Miss Universe Philippines, who will then represent the Asian pageant powerhouse at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.
The shortlisted contestants are being mentored by none other than Shamcey Supsup Lee, who now serves as the National Director of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant. Shamcey Supsup was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines by Binibining Pilipinas Organization in 2011 and eventually finished as the third runner up at Miss Universe 2011.
Let us meet the contestants vying to wear the sash of Philippines at Miss Universe 2020-
Philippines has won four Miss Universe crown till date under the representation of Gloria Diaz, Margarita Morgan, Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray. However these queens were chosen by Binibining Pilipinas national pageant, and hence this is the very first time that the representative of Philippines is going to be chosen by a very novel pageant. Who do you think has it all to win the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crown? Do let us know by voting for your favorite contestant in the poll conducted by The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry given at the link below.
Ayu Maulida from East Java was crowned as Miss Universe Indonesia 2020 in the grand finale of Puteri Indonesia 2020, which took place on 6th March, 2020 at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. She succeeds Frederika Alexis Cull as the new Miss Universe Indonesia and is all set to represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2020, hoping to succeed Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa as the next Miss Universe.
During the 26th edition of Puteri Indonesia finale, Putu Ayu Saraswati of Bali was titled as Miss International Indonesia 2020. She succeeds Jolene Marie Cholock Rotinsulu as the new Miss International Indonesia and will now represent Indonesia at Miss International 2020 pageant. Meanwhile, Jihane Almira Chedid of Central Java, who was a crowd favorite, was adjudged as Miss Supranational Indonesia 2020 and was crowned by her predecessor, Jesica Fitriana. Jihane Almira will now represent Indonesia at Miss Supranational 2020, hoping to win the first Miss Supranational crown for her country.
Miss Diva 2020 will be the 8th edition of Miss Diva pageant which is scheduled to be held on 22nd February, 2020. During the conclusion of the pageant, the outgoing Miss Universe India, Vartika Singh, who placed as a semi-finalist in Miss Universe 2019 pageant, will pass on her crown to her successor. The winner of Miss Diva 2020 pageant will represent India at Miss Universe 2020. In addition, Shefali Sood will crown her successor, who will represent India at the Miss Supranational 2020 pageant, which will be held in Poland. This will be the first edition of Miss Diva under Liva Fluid Fashion as the Yamaha Fascino stint with the said pageant ends.
After analyzing the contestants through various videos, social media interactions as well as advocacies, we are finally here with our final picks for Miss Diva 2020 crown, so without further delay let us begin!
10. Archana Ravi
23 years old, Archana Ravi is not a newbie in pageants. Having represented India at Miss Super Globe International 2018 and having won the first runner up position we can say, she has the exposure of knowing how a pageant candidate should be tailored. She has initiated a campaign called “Buddy Project” wherein she works to empower underprivileged children. Apart from that she has also been part of a Kannada movie. She is confident when she speaks but her only drawback is her styling.
9. Anisha Sharma
Having met Anisha in Femina Miss India Chhattisgarh 2019 auditions, I must say that she has come a really long way. From her walk to talk to posture, she has shown an immensely brilliant transformation. While I haven’t really heard her speaking for a very long duration, knowing the fact that she was titled as one of the best speakers at the High Court, I am impressed with her profile, expecting a decent performance from her in the finals.
8. Vaishnavi Ganesh
18 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall Vaishnavi comes across as a strong contestant in the competition. She is confident on the runway and give fierce vibes with her gaze. She is also photogenic in her stance. However, if she comes back for pageants the next time with even more preparations, polishing her skills, she can win one of the crowns.
7. Shreya Poonja
Winning Campus Princess is not a cakewalk, and winning the same she has established her worth. Shreya Poonja, who is only 19 and stands 5 feet 8 inches tall looks natural, determined and confident from all the recent preliminary events we have witnessed till date.
6. Arshina Sumbul
21 years old Arshina Sumbul holds the title of Miss Elite Rajasthan 2018. I really appreciate her vivacious aura, she seems to be pretty easy going as her live sessions indicate her to be. Further, she looks confident in her own skin.
5. Aavriti Chaudhary
21 years old Aavriti Chaudhary is a classic example of raw Indian beauty. I love her skin tone and natural curly hair. She sets the fire on stage when she walks and looks incredibly fierce and sexy in all the photoshoots. She speaks well as well. However, she needs to be more prompt and spontaneous while answering tricky question.
4. Lavanya Gunasekar
24 years old, Lavanya is a doctor by profession, which makes her profile strong alone when considered from the perspective of IMG at Miss Universe. She is not only a highly eloquent speaker but is also a beautiful example of how dynamic a modern woman could be. I really appreciate all her photoshoots and if she wins the crown of Miss Universe India I would be really happy.
3. Roshni Sharma
Winning the title of Miss Photogenic at any pageant is not a cakewalk and when it is Miss Diva or Femina Miss India it does matter for we have seen candidate like Vartika Singh winning this subtitle and even winning the crown. Roshni is a spontaneous and confident speaker and stands for a wonderful advocacy where she teaches slum children arts and rugby. Having such a modelesque face, Roshni could do wonders at both Miss Universe and Miss Supranational.
Miss Supranational India 2020- Rushali Yadav
22 years old, Rushali Yadav is one of the most wisest choice for Miss Supranational pageant. She has a beautiful face and she knows how to project her features in shoots, thanks to her second runner up stint at Cycle 4 of India’s Next Top Model. She has the experience and exposure to present herself with fierceness and confidence. She knows how to kill it on stage.
Miss Universe India 2020- Adline Castelino
21 years old Adline is a model by profession. She is associated with the cause to uplift and empower the female farmers of the country. She is a perfect blend of grace, eloquence, spontaneity and fierceness. Her biggest asset is her flexibility to shape herself according to the situations both on the runway as well as on the camera or even off the camera. She has been consistent throughout the pageant. Her styling has been impeccable and if she is given the chance to wear the sash of India at Miss Universe I am sure, she will put back India on the map of the said pageant.
So these were my favorites for the crown. Also do not forget to watch my final review on Miss Diva at my YouTube Channel and do SUBSCRIBE to the channel. Until then, good bye! 🙂
Miss Universe India 2020- The Divas Who Stood Out in the Prelims
Miss Diva Organization officially unveiled the contestants competing for the title of Miss Universe India 2020 and Miss Supranational India 2020 in Mumbai on 22nd January, 2020 at Hilton Hotel wherein the contestants of Miss Diva 2020 walked down the runway in Gavin Miguel’s gown. During the same event winners of three sub-contests were also sashed, whereby Malashya Kashyap was announced as Miss Body Beautiful, Rashalika Sabharwal was titled as Miss Glowing Skin and Rushali Yadav was sashed as Times Miss Sudoku. It was announced that the Miss Diva 2020 contestants will now face another preliminary challenge in Benguluru, leading to the grand finale of the event on 22nd February, 2020.
While we are yet to release our latest hotpick, The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry discerned to come up with a review on few of the standouts from tonight’s event. So without much delay, let us begin.
I would not hesitate to say at all that right now she is the strongest crown contender for Miss Diva 2020. She is a perfect blend of elegance, fierceness, modesty and sophistication and it showed in tonight’s event. Her expressions are certainly one to die for!
Such a pleasant surprise she is! Not only did she impress me through her photoshoots but she also ablaze the runway tonight with her chic humility and intense fierceness. Love her twirls and turns and her glittering confident smile she wore throughout her presence at the stage.
The last one to enter the competition, but what a beautiful showstopper! Vaishnavi is not someone who could be ignored, and she certainly shines with her grace and finishing.
While I completely adore the kind of profile Lavanya has apart from her awe striking photoshoots and remarkable stage presence besides her hourglass corporeal frame, I would really appreciate her to use her social media handle actively like her many fellow contestants, for she is one who has the ability to win it all. Loved her tonight!
Although Rushali is not flawless at the ramp, she has the potential to polish her skills and emerge as a frontrunner. She did not disappoint tonight and performed well but certainly the expectations are higher from her.
Ferociously fierce! Megha gave a decent performance tonight although she needs to tone down her expressions her little bit.
She is sexy and she knows it! What confidence, what oomph. Loved how she carried herself confidently on the stage.
Anisha might not be the most talked about contestant of the batch but she delivered when it mattered. Really appreciate her parasela.
Campus Princess Winner should never be overlooked for she wins after being assessed on various factors and Shreya precisely proved this fact to be true tonight. A decent performer!
So these were my favourites from the preliminary event of Miss Diva 2020, do not forget to share your favourite for the crown by voting for your favourite in the link given below.
Céline Van Outysel of Antwerp Crowned Miss Belgium 2020
Céline Van Outysel of Antwerp was crowned as Miss Belgium 2020 in the 52nd edition of the Miss België pageant which took place on 11th January, 2020 at the Plopsaland Theater in De Panne, Belgium. She succeeds Elena Castro Suarez, the outgoing Miss Belgium titleholder, who represented Belgium at Miss World 2019 pageant. Céline Van Outysel will now represent Belgium at Miss Universe 2020 or Miss World 2020.
The newly crowned Miss Belgium 2020, Céline Van Outysel is 23 years old and is a lawyer by profession. “I fell on the podium myself tonight and is, therefore, the best example that you just have to get up when you fall, even in life,” said the new Miss Belgium. For the fifth time in six years, Miss Belgium comes from the province of Antwerp.
During the same pageant, Celest Decaestecker of West Flanders was titled as the first runner up. If the newly crowned Miss Belgium is unable to compete at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants due to clash of dates, then the first runner up shall be representing Belgium at one of the pageants. Meanwhile, Anicca Van Hollebeke was adjudged as the second runner up, Laura Vanquaillie was announced as the third runner up and Elize Baron finished as the fourth runner up to Miss Belgium 2020.
Miss Universe India 2020: An Opinion on the Headshots!
Miss Diva 2020 is all set to officially instigate on 13th January, 2020. Meanwhile we just cannot stop getting impressed from the beautiful headshots of the contestants released by the Miss Diva Organization last evening. As they say, every face tells a story, we too could not resist to think of the impression each headshot gave in its very stance. So today we are going to be reviewing headshot of each contestant and we shall be expressing how we feel the delegate might be in her demeanour when we watch their reflections carefully carved in these pictures, so let us begin!
I was simply mesmerized on seeing this stunning portrait of Aavriti. After watching her headshot as well as the resort wear shot, I am sure she is going to harp in many surprises as the pageant begins. Not only she looks photogenic, but also gives a confident and vivacious reflection of her personality.
If there is one lady whom I can see wearing the sash of India at an international platform, she is certainly Adline. Now it shall be interesting to see how she works on her journey when the pageant kicks off, but she comes across as a highly resolute and determined contestant in her pictures.
Anisha looks more photogenic than telegenic and this is surely going to benefit her in the days to come. I like the refinement in her expressions and gaze.
As much as I love Archana as a contestant in the competition, deeply appreciating her eloquence as well as social media handle considering how she projects her life story at the same, I would love to see her experimenting with her nuances when it comes to photoshoot. In order to shine even more brightly, Archana must work on her facial expressions with variations.
I love the vivaciousness and innocence in her face. Not only does she looks fresh and young but also gives the aura of determination.
Farhat has a gorgeous face. Her eyes does the magic showing her fierce side.
Lavanya looks more than prepared for the competition. Not only am I amazed with her brilliant profile but her resort wear and portrait shot both made me continue my belief on her caliber. Really looking forward to her journey!
She looks incredibly fierce in her pictures! Want to see more of her.
Megha has a quintessential Indianness in her beauty. The poise, the calmness and the mystery in her facial features makes her one to watch for in the competition. I cannot wait to see more of her!
Neha is a lovely girl in the batch in terms of her facial features, but I would love to see her experimenting with her expressions and poses. At present, she although gets noticed in the lot, but struggles to stand out!
Nishi looks even more refined this time! Having an experience of an international pageant, she doesn’t seem to be completely vouching on her previous stint, taking this opportunity for granted. I love the way she has worked upon herself and it reflects in the confidence she projects in her pictures.
Photoshoots are the forte of Payal! She is incredibly photogenic and looks great on camera, but I need to watch her in motion in order to discuss her prospects at the competition.
Rashalika has a gorgeous and commercial face. Hers is the kind of face which would be appreciated and loved by the sponsors. But when it comes to Miss Universe it is much more than that, so I am waiting to hear her speak!
She seems to have done her homework well. She comes across as very confident and fierce contender.
Looking at her picture she looks more than ready for the competition, but watching in her motion, I believe she can refine her eloquence. Her eyes tells a thousand stories and this mysterious look certainly is one to vouch for!
Shreya’s convicted and determined look screams potential!
Suruthi reflects fierceness and her eyes evoke blazing sassiness!
A great thing about Tanya is that she is a beautiful illustration of quintessential beauty. Neither she looks typically South Indian nor does she comes across as a peculiar North Indian. She has amazing features, sharp and determined gaze and an overall assured persona.
Although Vaishnavi made a late entry in the batch as a wild card contestant, but she did make her presence felt and that too tumultuously. She is brilliantly sharp in her features and gives confident vibes.
Who is your favorite for the crown? Do let us know by voting for your favorite in the link given below. Until then, stay tuned for more updates.
Miss Universe India 2020- A Review on the Resort Wear Photoshoot
Miss Diva 2020 is about to kick off in a few days and we cannot hold the excitement. Lately, Liva Miss Diva 2020 released the resort wear photoshoot of the contestants which was shot while they were shortlisted after the final round of auditions. Now we did have a look at their social media handles, audition videos and several other behind the scenes videos to understand who has the potential to shine, these pictures just add more enthrallment to the nail biting competition, so today we are going to be reviewing the resort wear photoshoot of Miss Diva 2020 and talking about the five best pictures which impressed us the most! So let us begin!
Wow! Now that is a great shot! For people who have been following her journey since many years, this picture would have come as a pleasant surprise for sure. Adline clearly projects confidence, oomph and fierceness needed to shine at the glittering stage of an international pageant.
Red is bold, red is fierce and so is Tanya! Look at the posture, elegance and grace she projects in this photoshoot. A beautiful combination of poise and fierceness!
Being India’s Next Model runner up, such stunning shot from Rushali doesn’t comes as a surprise! Rushali looks refined and confident in this one.
Wow! This is it! This picture is sultry and breathtaking for sure! The posture, the gaze, the confidence, everything is on point.
Farhat has been blessed with a gorgeous face which shines out effortlessly in pictures. I love her expressions, her posture and the refinement of her overall look.
Meanwhile, let us have a look at all the pictures from the resort wear shoot-
Who is your favourite to win Miss Diva 2020? Do let us know by voting for your favourite in the link given below.
As the decade ends, it is time for Binibining Pilipinas to bid adieu to the Miss Universe franchise. The news of Binibining Pilipinas renouncing the Miss Universe Philippines franchise erupted as a volcano in the pageant industry. Led under the supervision of Stella Araneta, Binibining Pilipinas produced four Filipino Miss Universe alongside nine runners up and ten semi-finalists at the Miss Universe pageant. The country became a powerhouse at the said pageant while it continued its ten years placement streak, a feat which many powerhouse countries fail to achieve.
However, subsequent to many speculations few weeks ago until it was made official, Binibining Pilipinas publicly announced that the Miss Universe franchise no longer belongs to them. Soon the new Miss Universe Philippines Organization announced that the newly shortlisted contestants will be mentored by none other than Shamcey Supsup Lee, who will now serve as the National Director of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant and will begin her quest to find Miss Universe Philippines 2020 who shall be representing the Philippines at Miss Universe 2020 pageant. Shamcey Supsup was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines by Binibining Pilipinas Organization in 2011 and eventually finished as the third runner up at Miss Universe 2011.
The Miss Universe Philippines Organization will also witness the involvement of Albert Andrada, who will be serving as the Design Council Head, Jonas Gaffud , who will take the charge of Creative Director and Lia Ramos, who will serve as the Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity, looking after the advocacy of the delegates. They will be joined by Atty. Nad Bronce, who will be serving as the Head of Legal Affairs alongside Mario Garcia, who takes the charge of Business Development & Marketing Head.
Beginning it’s new venture, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization took over the social media handle to express, “The Miss Universe Organization is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines Organization – a fresh team that will lead the country towards its continued quest to share the beauty and grace of the Filipina to the rest of the world,” the post on MUP Facebook page read. Rooted in the same strong foundations that have earned the country title after title in the past half century, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization is poised to bring the Miss Universe franchise to greater heights.”
How excited are you about the new team taking over the charge of Binibining Pilipinas for appointing the new representatives of Philippines to Miss Universe? Do share your views in the comments below!
It’s that time of the year again! Being an Indian, writing about Femina Miss India and Miss Diva has been a maudlin feeling for me. I am more than happy about the fact that Miss Diva Organization is finally happening a year early, which shall give the newly elected Miss Universe India a lot of time to not only undergo extensive training but also build a much required social media momentum. With the beginning of new decade, Miss Diva Organization took a remarkably commendable step by finishing it’s auditioning and shortlisting process in 2019 itself, and promising the commencement of Miss Diva 2020 pageant in the mid-January.
Miss Diva 2020 will be the 8th edition of Miss Diva pageant which is scheduled to be held in February, 2020. During the conclusion of the pageant, the outgoing Miss Universe India, Vartika Singh, who placed as a semi-finalist in Miss Universe 2019 pageant, will pass on her crown to her successor. The winner of Miss Diva 2020 pageant will represent India at Miss Universe 2020. In addition, Shefali Sood will crown her successor, who will represent India at the Miss Supranational 2020 pageant, which will be held in Poland. This will be the first edition of Miss Diva under Liva Fluid Fashion as the Yamaha Fascino stint with the said pageant ends.
Miss Diva Organization recently unveiled the Top 19 contestants as well as 5 wildcard contestants, one of whom will join the Top 20 of Miss Diva finalists. After going through the social media profile, audition videos and photoshoots of various contestants, I am here with my pre-arrival favourites for Miss Diva 2020, so without further delay, let us delve in!
Potential Top 5 Finalists
Lavanya Gunasekar – This woman is a keeper for Miss Diva Organization. Besides having an accomplished and rich educational background as a doctor, Lavanya is not merely a model but also a dancer and singer. After seeing her talk in the auditions, I am convinced that she is going to go a long way. Will she win Miss Diva 2020? Too early to comment on this question, but I must say she fits the IMG bill very well. Do not be surprised if she makes it to Top 3 of Miss Diva 2020!
Archana Ravi – Another amazing lady I am eyeing on for the title of Miss Diva 2020 as of now. Not only is she photogenic and elegant in her pictures, but she is even better in motion. I love the way she speaks and projects her thoughts. The clarity in her thoughts highlights that her speech is not at all rehearsed but well planned and organized. Would love to see more of her!
Adline Castelino – For people who have known her since many years know her real potential which is yet to be witnessed by the world. This amazing lady has already come a long way, evolving day by day in her eloquence, posture and projection. I cannot wait to see her performance at Miss Diva 2020.
Roshni Sharma – The moment Roshni’s picture went viral on social media, people went gaga over her! She effectively stands out in photoshoots and is certainly going to be benefited in the days to come during Miss Diva pageant for being photogenic. In addition, she speaks spontaneously and confidently, which is truly an asset for her. Would want to see more of her!
Tanya Subramanian – It is a truth universally acknowledged, that no one can ignore a happy woman. The biggest asset of Tanya is her spontaneity, which would never be ignored at any pageant. At this stage, she comes across as a highly natural yet confident woman. If groomed and polished well, she may do great in the days to come!
Nishi Bharadwaj was one of the finalists at Fbb Femina Miss India Haryana when Manushi Chhillar competed and finally won the crown of Miss Haryana and made her ticket to Miss India and eventually Miss World. Having represented India at Miss Earth, Nishi certainly has an edge over other contestants in terms of international pageant exposure, now it is up to her, how she is going to advance further with these privileges.
Rushali Yadav has one of the greatest edge over her fellow contestants as she is a runner up of Indian Television’s most reputed modelling show, which is, India’s Next Top Model. She has a great swimsuit body and looks commendable in her photoshoots.
Rashalika Sabharwal has an amazing fan base in her social media which is surely going to benefit her during the Miss Diva competition, other than that she has a commercially favourable face to shine.
Arshina Sumbul although looks naive but comes across as a fierce crown contender, while I am yet to hear her speak, I would love to see more of her.
Shivangi Sharma has a gorgeous face and holds a prior Femina Miss India Uttarakhand pageant experience. If she polishes her communication skills, she will surely give her fellow contestants a run for money.
So these were my initial favourites for Miss Universe India 2020 and Miss Supranational India 2020 titles. The list is surely going to see some of the changes when the pageant commences, until then stay tuned for more updates and do not forget to share your favourites with us by casting your vote in the link below.
Miss USA 2020 will be the 69th edition of Miss USA pageant which is slated to take place during the spring of 2020 at the venue still not disclosed. During the conclusion of Miss USA 2020, the outgoing titleholder, Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina will crown her successor as the new Miss USA, who will then represent United States of America at Miss Universe 2020. The competition will mark the first year that a new crown made by luxury jeweler, Mouawad will be used at Miss USA pageant.
As the grand finale is few weeks far, let’s play a game where you will act as a judge! During the final hotpicks of The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry, the contestant who will receive the highest votes in this poll will be given a People’s Choice Winner place, considering she has won people’s hearts through her enchanting personality. So what are you waiting for just hit the voting button before your favourite contestant and glasscase them before the world as the front-runner of the enticing game of crown! So let’s find out who is ruling the hearts of the pageant aficionados.
The poll will close a midnight prior to the grand finale of Miss USA 2020.
Miss USA pageant was owned by Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015. In September 2015, WME/IMG, which is now also the owner of Miss Universe organization, purchased the pageant from Donald Trump. Texas holds the highest record of producing Miss USA winners. USA holds the highest number of Miss Universe crowns, through eight victories at world’s most watched and talked about pageant, Miss Universe. Olivia Culpo is the last woman from USA to win the Miss Universe crown, she was titled in 2012. Who do you think will be next Miss USA 2020?