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Las Piñas City’s Isabelle Braza fighting for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown


Isabelle Kristine M. Braza, 25, of Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, 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 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.


Isabelle Braza

Braza is a model who currently works as a business manager. She is also into acting.

Modelling professionally since 2008, Chiesa has appeared in television commercials print ads of various brands including Jollibee, McDonald’s, Milo, Nestea, Slimmer’s World and Visa. From 2013 to 2017, she attended the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila where she earned her bachelor’s degree in tourism.

Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Braza appeared in a Bear Brand commercial in December 2020. In February 2021, she visited Bohol.

Representing Pasay City, Braza was one of the 100 candidates selected to compete for the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 title. After making it to the Top 75, she had to withdraw from the competition because of existing commitments.


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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