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Miss Universe Philippines preliminary winners named

Kathleen A. Llemit



The Miss Universe Philippines crown. (MUP)

Miss Bohol Pauline Amelinckx ran away with most special awards from the preliminary rounds of the Miss Universe Philippines held on 23 October at the Baguio Country Club.

Miss Bohol Pauline Amelinckx. (MUP)

Aside from impressing netizens with her answers during the question-and-answer portion on 21 October, the Boholona beauty took home four of the special awards: Miss Cream Silk, Downy Sweetheart Award, Miss Cetaphil Sun and Most Beautiful Face Award.

The other winners are Miss Quezon City Michele Gumabao as Miss MG Philippines; Miss Mandaue Lou Dominique Piczon as Best in National Costume; Miss Cebu City Tracy Maureen Perez as Miss Photogenic; Miss Iloilo City Rabiya Mateo as Best in Swimsuit; and Miss Parañaque Maria Ysabella Ysmael as Best in Evening Gown.

The preliminary round consists of the swimsuit, evening gown and national costume.

The top 15 will be named on Sunday during the grand coronation that will be aired at 9 a.m. on GMA-7. (KAL @celluloidsurfer)

p: wjg