Text by Drew Francisco; Screengrab from Miss Universe Philippines

The candidates of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 finally faced the judges in the much-awaited preliminary interviews, taped as live with no cuts and was aired from October 21-22 on empire.ph’s Ring Light series.

The four-part special featured a five-minute challenge for each of the candidates where they were judged based on substance, delivery, and personality.

From the 46 candidates, our core group of correspondents and experts picked the 15 ladies who impressed us the most during this round based on the content, delivery and composure of each ladies:

15 Misamis Oriental | Caroline Joy Veronilla

14 Biliran | Skelly Ivy Florida

13 Cebu City | Tracy Maureen Perez

12 Aklan | Christelle Abello

11 Pangasinan | Maria Nina Soriano

10 Mandaue | Lou Dominique Piczon

9 Taguig | Sandra Lemonon

8 Iloilo City | Rabiya Mateo

7 Muntinlupa | Maricres Castro

6 Quezon City | Michele Theresa Gumabao

5 Cavite | Billie Hakenson

4 Oriental Mindoro | Adee Hitomi Akiyama

3 Bohol | Pauline Amelinckx

2 Batanes | Jan Alexis Elcano

1 Parañaque | Ysabella Ysmael

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