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Pangasinan’s Ivylou Borbon fighting for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown

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Ivylou Borbon, 22, of Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, 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 Alaminos, Pangasinan. The two cities are around 130km apart.

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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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Ivylou Borbon

Bourbon is 5’7″ tall. She earned her bachelor’s degree in tourism from Saint Louis University in Baguio City.

One of the first beauty pageant titles Bourbon won was Limgas na Pangasinan Tourism 2017. While attending Saint Louis University, she won Miss Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) 2018.

On October 7, 2018, Borbon competed against 19 other candidates at Miss Baguio 2018 at the Baguio City National High School Auditorium in Baguio City. She ranked fourth, failing to win any of the three crowns at stake.

On August 28, 2021, Borbon represented Sta. Barbara at Queen of the North 2021 at the Central Park Hotel in Tarlac City, Philippines. She was crowned Queen of the North-Tourism 2021, which was one of the five titles at stake.

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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, 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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