Miss Universe Philippine (MUP) national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee (third from left) turns over the donation from the Miss Universe Organization and Smart Communications to a representative from Smile Trian Philippines and Hope for Change (fourth from left) at the Global Asian Model Philippines contest. With them are other MUP officials (from left) Lia Andrea Ramos, lawyer Nad Bronce, Albert Andrada, Mario Garcia, and Jonas Gaffud./ARMIN P. ADINA
Shamcey Supsup turns over Miss Universe donation to PH organizations
MANILA, Philippines—Shamcey Supsup-Lee was formally presented as the new Miss Universe national director for the Philippines in a brief segment at the staging of the 2019 Global Asian Model Philippines contest at the Cove Manila club at Okada Manila in Parañaque Ciy on Dec. 13.
Lee, who finished fourth in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paolo, Brazil, turned over $16,500 each to Smile Train Philippines and Hope for Change. The amount came from the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and Smart Communications.
During the presentation, Lee was accompanied by the other top officials of the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) Inc.
Albert Andrada, who designed 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s iconic blue gown, will head the design council. Lia Andrea Ramos, Miss Photogenic in the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, will head the women empowerment committee and charity.
Entrepreneur and queen maker Jonas Gaffud, who trained Wurtzbach, Lee, and Ramos under the Aces and Queens “beauty camp,” will retain the creative director post he assumed last year.
Lawyer Nad Bronce, who was also with Aces and Queens, will be the head of legal affairs, while Mario Garcia was appointed business development and marketing head.
Both Gaffud and Bronce had left the beauty camp, which also produced Miss Universe runners-up Janine Tugonon, Ariella Arida, and Venus Raj, Miss Universe finalist Maxine Medina, Miss World Megan Young, and Miss International Kylie Verzosa.
Lee, through the Miss Universe Philippines Inc., will lead the selection of the country’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant starting next year.