Can Shamcey Supsup's MUP produce a Miss Universe winner?

by Bernie V. Franco
Feb 17, 2020
Shamcey Supsup: "We will try our very best to produce a Miss Universe Philippines candidate who can really represent our country."
PHOTO/S: @supsupshamcey on Instagram

Ibinahagi ni Shamcey Supsup, national director ng Miss Universe Philippines Organization, kung ano ang hinahanap nilang mga katangian sa magiging kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Miss Universe 2020.

Nitong February 14, Biyernes, ipinakilala sa press ang 52 kandidata ng kauna-unahang Miss Universe Philippines.

Ayon kay Shamcey, “I think now, since it’s a separate pageant, we’re really focused on what we’re really looking for in the international scene.

“We are looking for somebody who is able to communicate well, and somebody who really has a heart for her community, and for her advocacy.

“As we can see in the past Miss Universe pageants, they really put importance on what you can do as a beauty queen.”

Ito ang unang taon na hindi na ang Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc (BPCI) ang may hawak ng Miss Universe Philippines franchise.

December 2019 nang kumpirmahin ng BPCI na hindi na nag-renew sa kanila ng kontrata ang Miss Universe Organization matapos ang 55 taon.

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Sa loob ng 55 taon na iyon ay nakapag-produce ng apat na Miss Universe winners ang BPCI: sina Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973), Pia Wurtzbach (2015), at Catriona Gray (2018).

SHAMCEY WANTS MORE THAN JUST A WINNER

Sa nakalipas na isang dekada, maituturing na powerhouse ang Pilipinas sa Miss Universe pageant.

Matitiyak ba ni Shamcey na makapipili sila ng isang kandidata na may malakas na laban sa susunod na Miss Universe?

Tugon niya, “We will try our very best to produce a Miss Universe Philippines candidate, who can really represent our country and to be able to really showcase what we have, and to be voice the image of Filipinos are… hopefully.”

Pero ayaw raw niyang ituon ang pansin sa paghahanap lamang ng strong contender sa Miss Universe.

“As a national director, of course we wanna produce a winner in Miss Universe.

“But personally, in my opinion, it’s really about being able to inspire and influence these young girls that there is life beyond the pageant.

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“And they have to use that, and they have to use that crown to be able to really affect change even in little ways.

“It doesn’t have to be a crown.”

Patuloy niya, “What we plan is that we’re not gonna train the winner, we’re gonna train all of them, and they’re all gonna be prepared if ever anybody, anyone of them wins… they’re ready, prepared for the Miss Universe stage.”

Sabi pa ng former beauty queen, lahat ng kandidata ay sasanayin nila sa lahat ng training na kailangan nila.

“There will be a lot of training for the personality, for their advocacies as well, make-up, walking, pasarela.

"And there’s going to be different individuals or teams who will be handling different trainings for all the girls.

“It’s not just training… when we do pageants, it’s really to create sisterhood.”

Dagdag ng MUP national director, “Our goal is not just to produce a winner.

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“We want to inspire women, whether they have a crown or not, you can be an empowered woman in your workplace, in your community, in your family.

“So hopefully that’s what we achieve.”

Si Shamcey ang kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa Miss Universe 2011, kung saan siya ang itinanghal na 3rd runner-up.

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Shamcey Supsup: "We will try our very best to produce a Miss Universe Philippines candidate who can really represent our country."
PHOTO/S: @supsupshamcey on Instagram
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