In December 2019, the newly-formed Miss Universe Philippines organization announced that it has opened applications for the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.
The original deadline for applications was set on January 18, 2020. However, in a Facebook post on January 17, the organization announced that it has extended the deadline until January 31, 2020, while the final screening will happen on February 1, 2020.
The Miss Universe Philippines organization said that the deadline was extended to give way to “planned changes in the pageant format and to better support our advocacy agenda.”
The post also included pertinent information such as the application steps, what paperwork to bring, and what to expect during the application process.
The Miss Universe Philippines organization, which is headed by Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup, gave words of wisdom to aspiring pageant contestants. She said in an interview with the Manila Bulletin, “My advice to you is that you really have to have something in your heart. When you join, you should know why you’re joining, the reason you want to be Miss Universe Philippines, and what that title means to you.”
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