For the first time in Philippine pageantry, a national beauty contest will allow the candidates to speak in their own languages during the finals.
"There are more than 100 languages in the Philippines. For the first time, we are allowing contenders to express themselves in their own languages, even in interviews, speeches and q&a. Interpreters and subtitle will be provided," said Jonas Gaffud, creative and events director for Miss Universe Philippines pageant, on Instagram Thursday.
Gaffud also announced that the Miss Universe Philippines’ Ring Light first episode: LIGHTS ON, will start on Sunday, September 27 on the MUP website http://www.empire.ph.
The grand coronation of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 beauty pageant will be aired on GMA 7 on Oct. 25.
The much-awaited Miss Universe Philippines pageant will select the Philippine representative to the Miss Universe 2020 beauty contest in a venue to be announced later.
“We’re happy to officially announce that Miss Universe Philippines 2020 will be aired this October 25 on GMA!” the post read.
Fifty delegates are competing at the inaugural contest.
On coronation night, Jonas Gaffud, creative and events director of Miss Universe Philippines, said: “It will have the traditional segments expected from a beauty pageant, but watch out for a fresher and insightful take. Our team poured their heart and soul to this and we are so excited to finally unveil our work.”