Miss Universe PH 2021 contestants are collaborating with top photographers for pre-pageant photoshoots. Here are our top picks
We’re down to the last 50 candidates for Miss Universe Philippines 2021. This means that the coronation night is fast approaching and all the beauty queens must get ready for the upcoming cuts in the lineup. For this year’s Miss Universe Philippines, Shamcey Supsup and the administration have decided to create a series of challenges for each of the candidates. As of recent, the queens have done the runway challenge, casting challenge, catwalk challenge, and the headshot challenge. All of which have become viral sensations on social media. Aside from their official pageant competitions, some queens have decided to go the extra mile by arranging their own pre-pageant shoots. They are honing their modeling skills by collaborating with top photographers from all over the country.
Apart from honing their skills, they could use the extra content to campaign for the upcoming pageant. Since we’re in a new era of pageantry, social media engagement and content creation now plays a huge role for the beauty queens. Especially during a pandemic, the internet is the safest way to make an impact without having to expose themselves and others to the virus. In line with this, we’ve picked out the top 10 pre-pageant photo shoots in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines pageant.
Ayn Bernos –– San Juan City
Representing San Juan City, Ayn Bernos, uses shadow play in a photography concept with Jai Murcillo.
Jasmine Umali –– Manila
Representing Manila, Jasmine Umali, executes a creative photography concept with Dookie Ducay using sheer fabric.
Steffi Aberasturi –– Cebu Province
Representing Cebu Province, Steffi Aberasturi, made the most of her famous runway challenge entry by taking photos with Garel Sison on the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway.
Victoria Velasquez Vincent –– Cavite
Representing Cavite, Victoria Velasquez Vincent, with photographer Seven Barretto in his studio, Studio 7, for a golden hour inspired shoot.
Mirjan Hipolito –– Angeles City
Representing Angeles City, Mirjan Hipolito, poses in a queenly photo shoot where she is dressed as an ancestral goddess.
Maureen Wroblewitz –– Pangasinan
Representing Pangasinan, Maureen Wroblewitz, channeled her inner disco diva for a creative photo shoot with Shaira Luna.
Allaine Dolera –– Calamba, Laguna
Representing Calamba, Laguna, Allaine Dolera, poses in a sophisticated photo shoot that utilizes shadow play with Ryan Agustin.
Christelle Abello –– Aklan
Representing Aklan, Christelle Abello, brings us a modern take on the Miss Universe pageant by exploring fashion with stylist Bryan Laroza and photographer Dookie Ducay.
Beatrice Luigi Gomez –– Cebu City
Representing Cebu City, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, is sprawled out on the floor for a sexy and seductive shoot with Cebu photographer, Larlo Rey.
Janela Cuaton –– Albay
Representing Albay, Janela Cuaton, is channeling her inner Kylie Jenner through a swimsuit photo shoot with Seven Barretto. She spices things up by going for a wet look.