Jeanne Nicci Orcena, 21, of Tagum City, Davao del Norte, 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.
Orcena is an alumna of Assumpta School of Tagum in Tagum City. She has been modelling since 2016.
One of Orcena’s first beauty pageant titles was Mutya ng San Miguel 2016. On November 24, 2018, she won the sixth edition of Mutya ng Tagum City at the City Hall Atrium in Tagum City.
As Mutya ng Tagum City 2018, Orcena received an all-expenses-paid trip to Thailand from SOAPlada. She was a senior high school student of Tagum Doctors College in Tagum City at the time.
In August 2019, Orcena reentered Tagum Doctors College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences. She went on to become Mutya ng Pantukan 2019 and Binibining DavNor 2019 first runner-up.
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.