For the third time, O Skin Med Spa in California run by a Filipino has been tapped as the official skincare partner of the 70th Miss Universe Competition which will be held in Israel in December.
Filipino-Chinese Olivia Quido-Co, CEO and Founder of O Skin Med Spa, said she is thrilled to raise the Philippine flag again in the most prestigious beauty pageant later this year.
“I am so happy that O Skin Med Spa will be the official skincare partner for the 2021 Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel. I am honored to be part of the event. Pilipinas uli ang mag-a-alaga sa skin nila,” said Quido-Co during an online interview last Saturday, Oct. 23.
For this year, Quido-Co revealed that she will launch new products exclusively for Miss Universe.
“I’ll be having special products for the 70th edition of the Miss Universe pageant. This product will give them a glassy-look skin. Pag nilagay nila sa face nila and product, kikintab ang mga face nila, so I am excited about that. Yan ang aabangan nila sa Beauty Day of 2021 Miss Universe pageant in Israel,” she said.
Aside from the skincare line, the California-based licensed esthetician said she might collaborate with the Miss Universe Organization to produce the official Miss Universe slippers, headbands, robes, etc.
Quido-Co said that she has met Beatrice Luigi Gomez, the country’s representative to the Miss Universe Competition.
“I was able to interview her prior to winning Miss Universe Philippines. I was able to interview all the 30 delegates pero hindi ko pa siya ganun ka-kilala. Maybe sa Israel, I’ll have the chance to get to know her more,” she said.
Olivia Quido-Co meets the press via Zoom
Quido-Co also recalled her experience as head judge of the 2021 Miss Universe Colombia pageant won by Valeria Ayos.
Ayos, 27, is a familiar figure among pageant fanatics after she represented her country at the Miss Earth 2018 pageant in Manila.
Quido-Co recalled her bonding moments with Ayos.
“Miss Colombia Valeria Ayos was the unanimous choice for Miss Universe Colombia. Tumira siya sa Pilipinas for one month and a half. She fell in love with the food, the people. She said her experience in the Philippines was simply amazing,” she said.
Quido-Co continued: “Then she went back to Colombia. And then bumalik siya uli sa Pilipinas for another one month and a half. She got to know more about the Philippines.”
She also said that she bonded a lot with the Colombian beauty queen after she won. “We went to a morning show. And I asked her how nervous she was during the competition. She said that her heart was pumping out of her chest. But I told her it did not show.”
Ayos ranked third in the environmental-driven pageant, winning Miss Earth-Water 2018.
Quido-Co also recalled Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens who became controversial after she clapped back on racial insults hurled against her, during the Miss Universe Competition in Florida in May.
“I remember when I first met her, and she found out I was a Filipina, she hugged me so tight. Ang tangkad niya, so sumuko pa siya. That’s one thing I remember about her. She’s charming. Also, after I interviewed her, she messaged me privately, to thank me. She said the Filipinos are so supportive of their candidates in pageants,” she said.
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