MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Pauline Amelinckx vies for the Top 12 spot as Miss Universe Supranational fan voting starts.
Pauline Amelinckx’s fans and supporters have already propelled her to the semifinals of two online competitions in the 2023 Miss Supranational pageant. Still, they can help her secure a guaranteed spot in the global tilt’s Top 12.
The pageant announced on social media that the “Supra Fan Vote” poll has started on the official Miss Supranational app, powered by Choicely, and is available for download on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices. The first vote is free, it added.
However, it’s still uncertain whether this year’s competition will have an initial cut to just 12 semifinalists. The two most recent editions had a Top 24, while the previous ones announced a Top 25.
Amelinckx, the Belgian-Filipino delegate from the Philippines, has already advanced to the Top 10 of the “SupraChat” Challenge by winning her group’s round and was also included in the Top 6 of the selection for “Miss Influencer” by winning the “Youtube Influencer” Challenge. Both pre-arrival competitions were conducted online and relied on votes, views, and likes to determine the winners.
Amelinckx had to compete on the national stage four times before she got to represent the Philippines in an international competition. She earned a title in the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant’s 50th-anniversary edition in 2018, but the global contest she was supposed to join did not push through.
She then joined the Miss Universe Philippines pageant three times before finally getting a chance to compete abroad. She finished fourth on her first attempt in 2020 and was crowned Miss Universe Philippines-Charity in 2022. She finished in the Top 3 in this year’s contest and received the Miss Supranational Philippines title in a separate program.
Amelinckx is now on her quest to score the Philippines’ second Miss Supranational victory, ten years after Mutya Johanna Datul became the first Filipino woman to win the crown in 2013.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s reigning queen Lalesa Mswane will crown her successor at the 2023 Miss Supranational coronation show at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sacz, Poland, on July 14 (July 15 in Manila). Sixty-eight delegates are competing this year. – WhatALife!/Val