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The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Top 16 And Their Answers In The Q&A Portion

See what they had to say to the question: "How can you create a positive and lasting impact to the world around you?"

The inaugural Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pushed through in Baguio despite pandemic-caused delays. 46 candidates from different cities and provinces in the Philippines vied for the "Filipina" crown and the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 title.


After the preliminary competition, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 trimmed the number of candidates to Top 16 (one candidate, Miss Biliran Skelly Ivy Florida, garnered the most votes at the poll conducted with eCommerce platform Lazada, automatically earning her a spot at the Top 16).


Check out the gallery below for the Top 16 candidates, in order of how they were called onstage. Plus, their 30-second answers to the Live Speech or Q&A segment with the question, "Throughout this journey, you have discovered that you are a phenomenal woman who is conditioned for greater. How can you create a positive and lasting impact to the world around you?"



At the end of the coronation, the Top 5 girls who were awarded were: 4th Runner-Up (Miss Cavite Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson), 3rd Runner-Up (Miss Bohol Pauline Amelinckx), 2nd Runner-Up (Miss Quezon City Michele Gumabao), 1st Runner-Up (Miss Parañaque Ysabella Ysmael), and Miss Universe Philippines 2020 (Miss Iloilo City Rabiya Mateo).


Lead photos from @bjpascual@bellaysmael@gumabaomichele, and @paulineamelinckx | Additional gallery photos from the pageant courtesy of Miss Universe Philippines