Shamcey Supsup to host web events of Miss Universe 2012


Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup

MANILA, Philippines—Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup got an invitation to become a host in the coming Miss Universe pageant.

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta announced this to reporters during the send-off ceremonies for the country’s 2012 bet, Janine Tugonon, at the Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City Tuesday afternoon.

Marquez-Araneta expressed hope Shamcey’s popularity in the pageant world would “rub off on Janine” to bring the new delegate good luck for the competition.

Supsup told the Inquirer she received an e-mail about the invitation to become a host for the web-based components of the competition, but initially found it suspicious.

“Miss Universe Organization, an international pageant, would e-mail me just like that?” she recalled as saying. But the organization also sent the same e-mail to BPCI, which confirmed to Supsup that it was a legitimate correspondence.

Upon learning that the invitation was indeed true, Supsup said she had mixed emotions. “Of course I’m happy. But I also got nervous. We really planned to watch the pageant, become part of the audience and cheer for Janine. Then suddenly, I’m hosting? So there’s really an added pressure on me,” she confessed.

“But the good thing about it is that I’m privileged, it’s an honor. Not everyone gets a second experience with the Miss Universe. As a backstage host, I’ll be able to meet the girls. So I’m excited and happy to get that experience as well.

Supsup said her itinerary has not been confirmed yet. But for now, she was told she would host the online coverage on the pageant’s official website,, which would involve the preliminary competition, the national costume competition, as well as other activities.

She told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the e-mail said the members of the organization found her a “perfect fit” for the position. “I was the only one who spoke English during the 2011 Miss Universe [question-and-answer portion].  And the second reason I’m thinking is because Filipinos are pageant fanatics who are very active in using the Internet.”

Supsup is expected to leave for Las Vegas, where the 2012 pageant will take place, on December 13. She does not know yet if she will be given exposure during the coronation night set on December 19 at Planet Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Supsup encourages every Filipino to support Tugonon.

“I’m very-very happy that Janine will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe. Right now, I’m already proud of her for everything she has done, her transformation and all the effort she exerted to improve in all aspects. That alone makes her a winner,” Supsup said.

Her predecessor, 2010 Miss Universe fourth runner-up Venus Raj, also has high hopes for the new queen. “I believe she is, so far, the best representative for the Philippines!” she exclaimed.

“What will make her get noticed is her distinct Filipina beauty. Just one look and you’ll see she’s Miss Philippines. Also, her fighting spirit will make her do well in the competition,” Raj added.

Another celebrated Filipina beauty, 1999 Miss Universe first runner-up Miriam Quiambao, throws her full support to Tugonon. “She’s a beautiful, smart woman and has a great chance to win Miss Universe,” she told the Inquirer through a text message.

Quiambao witnessed Tugonon’s coronation as 2012 Miss Universe-Philippines in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant last April.

Tugonon, meanwhile, promises to give a good fight and try to sustain the country’s back-to-back placement in the pageant’s Top 5 courtesy of Raj and Supsup.

Especially this year when the country’s representatives bagged the main titles in the Miss International Queen and Manhunt International pageants and placed second in the Miss Earth and Mister World contests, Tugonon said she “is more inspired and motivated to do good in the Miss Universe and give my best.”

Asked what else has changed aside from the obviously more toned physique, Tugonon said, “I’m more confident. We had personality development training that made me know who I really am. And now that I know who I really am, I’m more confident and more proud to represent my country.”

Supsup and Raj also told Tugonon not to allow herself to be affected by her detractors.

Like Tugonon, both Supsup and Raj received flak from displeased pageant fans prior to their departure to their respective competitions.

“It’s up to you if you will let them affect you. These may serve as an inspiration, something that will make you stronger. Don’t ever let them destroy you. The best thing you can do is prove them wrong,” Raj said.

Supsup agreed: “Back then, I realized that you only listen to the people who matter. They won’t criticize you just for the sake of criticizing you. They criticize you because they want you to become the best that you can be.”

The two also shared some words to Tugonon’s detractors.

“We should not bash our representative. We should support her,” Raj appealed.

Supsup added: “You don’t know what the girl is going through. If you’ve been in a pageant, it’s not that easy. I hope they respect her. Before you say something bad to a person, try to feel what it’s like to be in her shoes.”

Tugonon herself is no pushover. She is a cum laude Pharmacy graduate from the University of Santo Tomas and was also one of the topnotchers in the licensure examination for pharmacists. In college, she was crowned Miss Pharmacy and Miss Thomasian Personality.

She first joined the Binibining Pilipinas pageant in 2011 and placed first runner-up.

Araneta, meanwhile, asked Filipinos here and around the world to support Tugonon by voting online.

Up to 10 votes per e-mail address will be accepted per day at

The 2012 Miss Universe coronation night will take place at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 19 (December 20, Manila time).

ABS-CBN will beam the pageant live in the Philippines.

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  • bagani

    major major

    • Aga

       Si Venus Raj yun. Tanga

      • skyrockettt

        haha! major major ka naman daw mag-react.

    • andresa igbac

       hindi mali ang “major, major” at ganun dapat ang pagkakasulat, may comma in-between. it’s accepted also when a speaker or writer wants to emphasize something.

  • yesyesyo

    Board topnotcher sya tanga!

    • dickenhead

      hahahaha brains tuned to money

  • Nueva

     if u win in the pageant i will believe that they have no brains, but the fact supsup raj tugonan finished their studies with flying colors and win the pageant, most probably you are the one with no brain lol if you are a filipino you better support our candidates thats all

    • nico herrera

      — ?

    • dickenhead

      you must be one of those beauties w/out brains check your grammar it sucks

  • regd

    She’s a brain with a beauty!

  • Echuserang_Froglet

    susyal naman si ateng kahit web coverage lang. yan ang tunay na pageant hindi tulad ng miss earth na ng finals sa garden ng isang bahay. bwahahahahah.


    Hope the next Filipina beauty contestant does not make fun of their moves (disaster) like that; tsunami walk..This time around not the Ampatuan massacre move….. 

  • i_am_filipino


  • Noypistuff

    WTG Shamcey! Give it your best! Good luck to Janine as well…

  • ako_to

    I believe comments board from INQ will soon cease to exist. These past couple of days, I was looking to post my thoughts with some news I read, but lo and behold, I couldnt see comment board. Perhaps INQ has come to their senses that majority of posters here are down right rude and, ill-mannered and knows ONLY how to use a keyboard. Its about time to for INQ to clean their backyard. 

  • Angel Shane

    shamcey suspsup is the best winner for miss universe last year duh angola and brazil got place because of the venue,,, its your time janine tugonon kung si leila ang may pinaka malakas na sigaw last year si janine naman ngayon tyak ko dudumugin ng pinoy ang las vegas

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