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It is interesting how the roster of delegates of Miss Universe Philippines 2023 contains familiar faces. The question now is whether this year’s competition will simply be a battle of two or three candidates. If that is true, that would be a very sad scenario. This will take away the thrill and excitement. The pageant is still reeling from the disastrous loss at Miss Universe 2022 and if the general public will lose interest in this year’s pageant, it will go downhill from there.

Missosology’s pageant experts hope that Miss Universe Philippines will have a fresher and a better perspective  in choosing the winner. The exclusion of Celeste Cortesi from the semifinals of Miss Universe 2022 is indeed a wakeup call for the organizers. For this week, here are the choices of our beauty pageant experts. Who do you think will win the crown?

1. Zambales – Christine Juliane Opiaza

2. Agusan del Norte – Jannarie Zarzoso

3. Makati – Michelle Daniela Dee

4. Bacoor City – Alexandria Bollier

5. Bohol – Pauline Amelinckx

6. Cebu Province – Emmanuelle Fabienne Camcam  

7. Quezon City –  Lesly Joy Sim

8. Lapu-Lapu City – Clare Inso

9. Baguio – Krishnah Marie Gravidez

10. Cavite –  Samantha Alexandra Panlilio

11. Davao Oriental –  Dianne Mae Refugio

12. Guimaras –  Vanessa Tse Wing

13. Taguig – Nikki Justine Breedveld

14. Bulacan –   Princess Anne Marcos

15. Sorsogon – Rein Hillary Carrascal

16. Palawan – Louise Joy Gallardo

17. Pampanga – Mary Angelique Manto

18. Cebu City – Dianne Padillo

19. Pasig – Kali Navea-Huff

20. Eastern Samar – Airissh Ramos