Jennika Joy Casin, 26, Cavite, Philippines is one of the 50 women vying for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown. Among her competitors is Ghenesis Padilla-Dalayday Latugat, 22, who is representing Baguio City, Philippines.
Miss Universe Philippines 2022
From 50 candidates, only 30 will be selected to compete in the coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 30, 2022. The winner has big shoes to fill because if she is unplaced at Miss Universe 2022, it will end the Philippines’ 12-year winning streak in Miss Universe.
Beatrice Luigi Gomez, 27, of Cebu City, Philippines was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines on September 30, 2021. She finished in the Top 5 at Miss Universe 2021 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel on December 13, 2021.
Casin has work experiences in research and development (R&D) and sales of cosmetics and fragrances. As a cosmetic scientist, she wants to help bring out confidence from people.
In Casin’s Miss Universe Philippines 2022 application, she said living a beautiful life has always been her mission. For her, joining beauty pageants allows her to reach more people and share common goals related to empowerment, confidence and beauty.
In particular, Casin wants to promote women’s leadership, which she dedicates to her mother who is a single parent. She believes that instilling leadership among girls and women not only breaks dependency but also builds confidence and power.
Aside from beauty and leadership, Casin is also into tourism. She visited El Nido, Palawan, Philippines in May 2018 and El Patio Razon, a resort hotel in Sitio Maysawa, Tanay, Rizal, Philippines in June 2019.
Armi Kuusela, Zorayda Andam, Rabiya Mateo
Armi Helena Kuusela, then 17, of Finland was crowned as the first ever Miss Universe in Long Beach, California, United States on June 28, 1952. Months after her coronation, she visited Baguio City where she met Virgilio “Gil” Hilario, then 25, who became her husband.
Zorayda Ruth Andam, then 24, of Baguio City was unplaced when she represented the Philippines at Miss Universe 2001 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on May 11, 2001. Rabiya Mateo, then 24, of Iloilo City was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 in Baguio City on October 25, 2020 and finished in the Top 21 at Miss Universe 2020 in Hollywood, Florida, USA on May 17, 2021.