Chantal Elise Legaspi Schmidt, 20, of Cebu City, 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.
Born in Hong Kong, Schmidt is of Filipino and German descent. Her father is from Frankfurt, Germany while her mother is from Bacolod, Philippines.
From Hong Kong, Schmidt moved to Sydney, Australia then to Bacolod. From her mother’s hometown, she moved to Frankfurt, went back to Hong Kong and moved to Cebu City.
Schmidt earned a bilingual international baccalaureate diploma in German and English from the Cebu International School in Cebu City. Currently, she is pursuing a law degree via a German university’s online classes.
In 2017, Schmidt started modelling professionally. She is 5’10” tall.
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.