The moment of truth has arrived as we narrow down the pool of contenders for the prestigious title of Miss Universe Philippines 2023. Out of the 38 remarkable candidates who entered the competition, only 18 have made it to the highly anticipated Top 18 round.
Following this initial cut, the tension continued to rise as the announcement for the Top 10 was made. The names of the exceptional candidates who secured their spots in the Top 10 were revealed: Pauline Amelinckx from Bohol, Michelle Dee from Makati, Samantha Panlilio from Cavite, Krishnah Gravidez from Baguio, Klyza Ferrando Castro from Davao Oriental, Christine Opiaza from Zambales, Jan Marie Bordon from Bacolod, Jannarie Zarzoso from Agusan Del Norte, Rein Hillary Carrascal from Sorsogon, and Airissh Ramos from Eastern Samar.
However, an unexpected turn of events occurred due to “technical issues.” Instead of proceeding with the Top 10, all 18 finalists were asked to grace the stage in their elegant evening gowns, intensifying the anticipation among the audience.
Finally, the time has come to reveal the remarkable individuals who have made it to the coveted Top 5. These five exceptional ladies will face the judges in the nerve-wracking question-and-answer segment. Let’s meet our Top 5 finalists:
- Krishnah Gravidez from Baguio
- Angelique Manto from Pampanga
- Pauline Amelinckx from Bohol
- Christine Opiaza from Zambales
- Michelle Dee from Makati City
Among these extraordinary women, only one will be crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2023 by the reigning titleholder, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi. Now, the stakes are higher than ever, and everyone is eagerly placing their bets on the candidate they believe will take home the prestigious title.
The grand coronation event for Miss Universe Philippines took place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on the evening of May 13, 2023. It was an evening filled with glamour, grace, and anticipation as the nation eagerly awaited the crowning of its newest queen.