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Chelsea Manalo of Bulacan is the new Miss Universe 2024

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Chelsea Manalo of Bulacan was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2024 at the coronation night held on 22 May at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

She was crowned by outgoing Miss Universe Michelle Dee of Makati.

Manalo will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in Mexico.

The event was hosted by Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel, Emmy award-winning host Jeannie Mai, and actress Gabbi Garcia who impressively performed their hosting duties.

In her Q&A portion, she confidently replied to the question, calling herself a woman of color.

Q: You are beautiful and confident. How would you use these qualities to empower others?

A: As a woman of color, I’ve always faced challenges in my life. I was told that beauty has standards, but for me, I have listened and always believed in my mother. To always believe in yourself. Uphold the vows that you have in yourself. Because of these, I am already influencing a lot of women who are facing me right now. As a transformational woman, I have here 52 other delegates here with me who helped me become the woman I am.

Other deserving winners:

1st runner-up·         Cainta – Stacey Daniella Gabriel
2nd runner-up·         Quezon – Maria Ahtisa Manalo
3rd runner-up·         Baguio – Justine Tarah Marie Valencia
4th runner-up·         Taguig – Christi Lynn McGarry