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Highlights Of First Runner-Up Samantha Bernardo's Miss Grand International 2020 Pageant Experience

Read her speech at the Top 10 round, her answers at the coronation night's Q&A portions, as well as the stories behind her memorable outfits

Miss Grand Philippines Samantha Bernardo was named 1st Runner-Up at the Miss Grand International 2020 pageant that was held yesterday, March 27, in Bangkok, Thailand.



USA's Abena Appiah was crowned the winner. Miss Grand Guatemala Ivana Batchelor is 2nd Runner-Up, Miss Grand Indonesia Aurra Kharishma is 3rd Runner-Up, and Miss Grand Brazil 2020 Lala Guedes is 4th Runner-Up.


The 28-year-old Samantha Bernardo, who hails from Palawan, consistely performed well throughout the pageant, and was a fan favorite. She received high votes for swimsuit and national costume pre-pageant competitions, and even wowed at the evening gown segment.



Although the Miss Grand International title remains elusive for the Philippines, this Pinay beauty queen left a great impression at the competition for how she eloquently and confidently owned the stage each and every time, moreso at the Top 10 speech and the Q&As that followed. 

 

Read more about the highlights of Samantha Bernardo's pageant experience at the Miss Grand International 2020 in the gallery below:



Samantha Bernardo was handpicked to represent the Philippines at the Miss Grand International 2020 pageant, as the Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 titleholder Aya Abesamis was unable to compete due to age limit. This is Samantha's third attempt to bring home a crown for the Philippines, as she previously joined Binibining Pilipinas in 2018 and 2019 and finished at the 2nd Runner-Up spot on both editions. 


The Miss Grand International pageant has been around since 2013; its past titleholders were from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Australia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Peru, Paraguay, and Venezuela. 


Lead photos by @sevenbarretto and @jericksanchez via @samanthabernardo__


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