Sashi Chiesa, 26, of Lapu-Lapu 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.
One of the sister cities of Baguio City is Mandaue. Both Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue are governmentally independent but are geographically located in Cebu, 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.
Chiesa is a model, a scriptwriter and an aspiring actress of Swiss and Filipino descent. Her father is from Chiasso, Switzerland and her mother is from Talisay, Cebu.
Born in Locarno, Switzerland, Chiesa is fluent in English, Filipino, Italian, German, French and Spanish. She attended the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtained an international baccalaureate diploma in medicine.
As a model, Chiesa has worked in different parts of the world including Los Angeles, California, United States; London, England, United Kingdom and Metro Manila. She took acting classes in London.
On May 6, 2017, Chiesa and 11 other ladies competed for the Miss Mandaue City 2017 title at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex in Mandaue. She was runner-up to Ralphiela Lewis.
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.