The new Miss Universe Philippines caused controversy and was crowned in a unique way like no other

Thanh PhúcMay 23, 2024 at 10:12

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The beauty of the crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2024 is a topic of great interest to beauty fans, and is widely discussed across beauty queen groups. Even more laughable and crying was her tragic crown-wearing performance.

On the evening of May 22, the final of Miss Universe Philippines 2024 was held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Surpassing 52 opponents, Chelsea Manalo - a contestant from Bulacan province - was crowned the highest. She will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe later this year. The remaining four beauties were sent to compete in Miss Cosmo, Miss Supranational, Miss Charm and Miss Eco International respectively.

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Chelsea's victory caused controversy because she possesses a different beauty than previous beauty queens. On social networks, many people expressed disappointment, saying that Maria Ahtisa Manalo - the contestant who won 2nd runner-up - deserved to be crowned beauty queen. However, there is no shortage of comments defending Chelsea Manalo's unique features, not mixed in with the "forest" of stereotypical beauty.

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Besides the beauty of the new beauty queen, in the moment of being crowned, Chelsea made a mark with a memorable image, when the crown was placed on her head as if she were not wearing it. Specifically, because the crown is not properly fitted to the head shape, it is missing by a long distance, looking extremely humorous. Many fans jokingly joke that the new beauty queen is wearing a crown, but it's not significant.

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During the question and answer round, when receiving a question related to beauty standards, Manalo confidently said that there is no such thing as a standard. She only focuses on believing in herself, striving to influence and inspire other women to always feel confident and beautiful. "I've been influenced a lot by the girls who are here - who have helped me become the best version of myself," she said.

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In the finale, when asked: "With your beauty and confidence, how will you use these things to empower others?" She replied: "As a woman of color, I always face challenges in life. People say that beauty has standards, but for me, I always listen to my mother to always Believe in yourself, protect the bonds you have within yourself."

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According to Philstar, Chelsea Manalo was noticed right from the preliminary round because of her dark skin. The beauty shared that even though she faces challenges in life, she always pushes herself to overcome all scorn to conquer her dreams. Her participation in Miss Universe Philippines is proof.

The 24-year-old beauty queen was born and raised in Meycauayan City, Bulacan. She graduated from a tourism college and has appeared in magazines and advertisements as a model since she was 14 years old. Chelsea's journey into the beauty world began in high school.

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Chelsea is 1.7 m tall, has a unique face, and a s.exy b.ody figure. Her beauty reminds of Lalela Mswane - Miss Universe 2021 2nd runner-up, and Miss Supranational 2022. The beauty queen is an advocate for youth empowerment, focusing on children's education, especially children's education. in indigenous communities. "Her advocacy aims to create opportunities for Indigenous youth to access quality education and reach their full potential," Empire wrote.

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Before being crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2024, Chelsea Manalo competed in Miss World Philippines 2017 and reached the top 15. The Philippine sash s.trip was crowned Miss Universe in 1969, 1973, 2015, 2018. With potential With her talent, she is expected to bring home the 5th crown to her home country of the Philippines.

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The Miss Universe Philippines 2024 contest will not only find representatives who will participate in Miss Universe 2024 , but will also announce representatives of this country to other international beauty arenas in 2024 and 2025. 2nd runner-up Maria Ahtisa Manalo will represent the Philippines at Miss Cosmo 2024 held in Vietnam. 3rd runner-up Justine Tarah Marie Valencia will represent the Philippines at Miss Supranational 2025.

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Top 10 beauty Cyrille Payumo will represent the Philippines at Miss Charm 2025. Top 10 beauty Alexie Mae Brooks will represent the Philippines at Miss Eco International 2025.

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