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Chelsea Manalo: Poised To Shatter Stereotypes At The Miss Universe Stage

May 27, 2024

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In a dazzling display of poise and purpose, 24-year-old Chelsea Manalo has etched her name in the history books as the first-ever black Filipino-American to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines. 

Equipped with a degree in tourism from Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo is more than ready to represent her country on the global stage. With unmatched grace and confidence, she will take the global stage of the Miss Universe pageant.

From Model to Miss Universe
Chelsea Manalo Miss Universe Philippines

Chelsea Manalo’s journey to the crown has been nothing short of inspiring. At the tender age of 14, Chelsea began her modeling career. She quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a top 15 finalist in the prestigious Miss World Philippines 2017 pageant.

Throughout her journey, this multifaceted beauty has always possessed an undeniable star power that has captured the hearts of many. Transitioning from modeling to pageantry, Chelsea’s determination and hard work paid off as she continued to make a name for herself in the industry.

Chelsea Manalo’s victory in Miss Universe Philippines 2024 was a watershed moment. It shattered long-held beauty standards. The victory paved the way for a more inclusive and diverse representation of Filipina excellence.

“As a woman of color, I’ve always faced challenges in my life, I was told that beauty has a standard. But for me, I have listened to always believe in my mother, to always believe in yourself, uphold the vows that you have in yourself.” 

This unwavering self-assurance and commitment to empowering others have become the hallmarks of Manalo’s reign, captivating audiences and judges alike.

A Passion for Youth Empowerment

Indeed, Manalo’s platform of youth empowerment, particularly in indigenous communities, has become a cornerstone of her mission. With a degree in tourism, Chelsea Manalo knows how powerful education can be. Now, she’s using her platform to help the next generation of Filipinos reach their full potential.

Chelsea Manalo will compete for the Miss Universe crown in Mexico. The world is eagerly waiting to witness her brilliance. Her striking features, captivating stage presence, and powerful message of inclusivity make her a trailblazing Filipina. She is poised to make history once again

The Philippines, and indeed, the global community, has its eyes firmly fixed on this beauty, ready to see her shine brighter than ever before.

Cover image credit: @themissuniverseph

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