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?"
Miss U PH 2020 Top 16
Miss U PH 2020 Top 16
Miss Biliran Skelly Ivy Florida
Photo Credit: @skellyivyf
Miss Albay Paula M. Ortega
Photo Credit: @iampaulaortega
Miss Bohol Pauline C. Amelinckx
Photo Credit: @paulineamelinckx
Miss Aklan Christelle Anjali B. Abello
Photo Credit: @christelleabello
Miss Iloilo City Rabiya Mateo
Photo Credit: @rabiyamateo
Miss Cebu City Tracy Maureen Perez
Photo Credit: @tracymaureenperez
Miss Davao City Alaiza Flor P. Malinao
Photo Credit: @alaizamalinao
Miss Cavite Kimberly P. Hakenson
Photo Credit: @billie.hakenson
Miss Cebu Province Apriel D. Smith
Photo Credit: @aprielsmith
Miss Misamis Oriental Caroline Joy C. Veronilla
Photo Credit: @carolineveronilla
Miss Mandaue Lou Dominique Piczon
Photo Credit: @piczonloudoms
Miss Taguig Sandra R. Lemonon
Photo Credit: @sandralemonon
Miss Quezon City Michele Theresa I. Gumabao
Photo Credit: @gumabaomichele
Miss Romblon Maria Fee M. Tajaran
Photo Credit: @mariafeetajaran
Miss Pasig Riana Agatha L. Pangindian
Photo Credit: @rianaagatha
Miss Parañaque Ysabella R. Ysmael
Photo Credit: @bellaysmael
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