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Mariviles, Bataan’s Seychelle Jaochico fighting for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown

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Seychelle Phoebe Adriano Jaochico, 25, Mariviles, Bataan, 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.

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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.

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Seychelle Jaochico

Jaochico attended Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco, California, United States from 2010 to 2014. She was an intern at the Academy of Art University from 2010 to 2011, at Clark Construction Group from 2011 to 2012, at Support for Families of Children with Disabilities from 2012 to 2013, which are all in San Francisco.

Since Jaochico was young, she, her sisters and their mother have been watching beauty pageants regularly. She went on to become Mutya ng Mariveles 2016 fourth runner-up.

Because Jaochico is 5’3″ tall, she thought she would never have the chance to compete in national beauty pageants because the height requirement was 5’4″. She was delighted when Miss Universe and its national qualifiers removed this requirement in 2020.

Aside from being an aspiring beauty queen, Jaochico is also a nurse. She studied nursing at Angeles University Foundation in Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines from 2014 to 2018 and at the College of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in San Fernando, Pampanga from 2018 to 2020.

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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. 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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