- After more than half a century, the Miss Universe franchise is no longer under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.
- Miss Universe Organization (MUO) recently announced that the Miss Universe Philippines crown will now be under the Miss Universe Philippines Organization
- Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Shamcey Supsup now leads the new management
Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Shamcey Supsup now leads the new management of the Miss Universe Philippines franchise.
On Instagram, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced that the Miss Universe franchise will no longer be under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI); more than half a century after the latter was inaugurated in 1964 by its chair Stella Marquez Araneta, the first Miss International winner.
“The Miss Universe Organization expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. for their more than 50 years of stewardship of the Miss Universe brand and franchise in the Philippines,” read the MUO statement.
“Both organizations have made an indelible mark in the international pageant scene for celebrating the intelligence, beauty, and grace of hundreds of Filipina queens, and for garnering several international titles through the years. Undeniably, the most prestigious of these titles continues to be the coveted Miss Universe Philippines,” it further stated.
The MUO then announced its partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines Organization (MUPO); calling the new management as “a fresh team that will lead the country towards its continued quest to share the beauty and grace of the Filipina to the rest of the world.”
“The new organization will be headed by Shamcey Supsup as the National Director. She will be joined by Albert Andrada as the Design Council Head, Jonas Gaffud as the Creative Director, Lia Ramos as Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity, Atty. Nad Bronce as Head of Legal Affairs, and Mario Garcia as Business Development/ Marketing Head,” it was disclosed.
Furthermore, it noted that the MUPO is poised to bring the Miss Universe franchise to “greater heights”.