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Davao City’s Myrell Martinez fighting for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown


Myrell Martinez, 24, of Davao 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.

Davao City was classified as a highly urbanized city on December 22, 1979. It is one of the sister cities of Baguio City.


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.


Myrell Martinez

Martinez is 5’8″ tall. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and she enjoys cooking and hiking.

On June 29, 2019, Martinez represented Lupon at Binibining Davao Oriental 2019 at the Capitol covered court of the Provincial Capitol Complex in Mati City. She was runner-up to Nichole Pesado Marquez.

On May 19, 2018, Martinez represented San Isidro, Davao del Norte at Miss Earth Philippines 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and competed against 41 other candidates. She was unplaced.

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 was won by Silva Celeste Cortesi, then 20, who finished in the Top 8 at Miss Earth 2018. She is now representing Pasay City at Miss Universe Philippines 2022.


Armi Kuusela, Zorayda Andam, Rabiya Mateo

On June 28, 1952, Armi Helena Kuusela, then 17, of Finland was crowned as the first ever Miss Universe in Long Beach, California, United States. Months after her coronation, she visited Baguio City where she met Virgilio “Gil” Hilario, then 25, who became her husband.

On May 11, 2001, Zorayda Ruth Andam, then 24, of Baguio City was unplaced when she represented the Philippines at Miss Universe 2001 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. 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.

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