The 89 candidates of the 2011 Miss Universe pageant took part in the preliminary round that would determine whether or not they would make the cut as semi-finalists.
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Shamcey Supsup is currently in São Paolo, Brazil to represent the country in the hopes of taking home the coveted crown. The Philippines has produced two Miss Universe titleholders in the past: Ms. Gloria Diaz (1969) and Margarita Moran (1973).
This is the first time in its 60-year history that the Miss Universe contest is held in Brazil. This year also marks the first time that fans in represented countries are allowed to vote online for their favorite candidate.
Those who want to vote for Shamcey Supsup and allow her to automatically gain a spot in the semi-finals can visit THIS LINK.
The candidates are judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview portion. The 15 ladies who receive the highest total scores will be announced on September 12 during the main event as semifinalists. The winner of the global poll will also join the cut.
During the event, the commentator shared interesting facts about each contestant.
As Shamcey walked onstage wearing her bikini, the host revealed:
"She has been sketching and painting as two of her hobbies. She had her
first art exhibit when she was just 15 and sold all four of her paintings on display."
For the evening gown competition, Shamcey wore a beige-colored long gown that had see-through material for her legs. The commentator said about Shamcey: "Ms. Philippines has never been into contact sports. This 25-year-old beauty prefers to go bowling and once even participated in a tournament."
During the preliminary pageant competition, the Miss Congeniality award went to Miss Montenegro while the Miss Photogenic award went to Miss Sweden.
Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico will crown her successor in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.
Watch the Miss Universe 2011 pageant airing via satellite on September
13 (Tuesday), 9:30 AM, on ABS-CBN with a primetime telecast the same day on Studio 23 at 9:30 PM.