Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Shamcey Supsup on selecting MUPh winner: "I don't have the final say"

Shamcey Supsup and Sam Verzosa during the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 preliminary competition. Photo by Sam Verzosa. 

Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup has revealed in her virtual interview with Gitri San Diego Monday, September 27 that she doesn't have the final say in selecting the Miss Universe Philippines winner.

"My preferences hindi naman din yun ang magiging final say, I don't have the final say. We have the judges. I have a few favorites in my mind na parang not really favorites," she said.

What are they looking for the next queen?

"Of course as an organization, I'm looking at somebody who can win in Miss Universe, 'di ba? Lahat naman tayo yun ang gusto natin na result. Hindi naman because na I'm close to this girl, or I know. It's more of who can shine on the Universe stage. That's my ultimate goal," she said during the virtual interview.

Read more: Shamcey Supsup, Rabiya Mateo comment on MUPh 2021 frontrunners.

She said that having a variety of judges is important in selecting the winner. 

"Every time na nakikita ko ang mga girls, that's what I'm thinking. Like sino kaya, you know, who can bring home another Miss Universe crown? Kaya mahirap 'din kasi beauty is very subjective. You can't really say who will make it. You can't really like, yung gusto ko pwede hindi rin gusto ng ibang members of the board."

"So it's really important that we have a varied set of judges para iba-ibang industry. At least kung sakali they all vote for one girl, then you know okay, siya yung deserving. Siya yung nag-shine during that night," she added.

You can watch the full interview here:

Rabiya Mateo is set to relinquish her crown to her successor during the grand coronation night on September 30 at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol. 

Watch the live coronation night on KTX. If you missed it, you can watch the delayed telecast on October 3, 9AM on GMA-7.

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