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The Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant is heating up and on May 22nd we will know on who will represent the Philippines at the international stage. At this point, it is difficult to ascertain on who is on the top of the leaderboard. However, if we rely solely on the online chatter, the race towards the crown is a fight between Miss Quezon Province Maria Ahtisa Manalo and Miss Iloilo City Alexie Mae Brooks. It is very likely that they have the most passionate fans but on the other hand, they are indeed very strong candidates.

Our panel of beauty experts however, believe that it is Miss Baguio Justine Tarah Marie Valencia that we should watch out. There is something in her that caught the attention of our panel. She knows how to project herself. She is also eloquent and there’s that innate elegance in her.

At this point everyone should know that the inclusivity message of Miss Universe is just pure balderdash. It is still a beauty pageant and the Miss Universe Philippines organization should focus on beauty, brains and character. Here’s the complete list of Missosology’s 2nd Hot Picks for Miss Universe Philippines 2024:

1. Baguio – Justine Tarah Marie Valencia

2. Quezon Province – Maria Ahtisa Manalo

3. Pampanga – Cyrille Payumo

4. Bacoor – Kim-Victoria Vincent

5. Cebu – Kris Tiffany Janson

6. Iloilo City – Alexie Mae Brooks

7. Zambales – Anita Rose Gomez

8. Laguna – Alexandra Mae Rosales

9. Cainta – Stacey Daniella Gabriel

10. Taguig – Christi Lynn McGarry

11. Talisay City – Mary Josephine Paaske

12. Northern California – Kayla Jean Carter

13. Hawaii – Patricia Bianca Tapia

14. United Kingdom – Christina Dela Cruz Chalk

15. Australia – Kymberlee Street

16. Florida – Matea Mahal Smith

17. Sydney – Jenina Anne Lui

18. Bulacan – Chelsea Anne Manalo

19. San Pablo, Laguna – Eunice Deza

20. Kananga – Phoebe Arrianna Torita