The Miss Universe Top 3 will be Ms. Thailand, Ms. Russia and Ms. Panama! That is, if I will be the judge base on the design and creativity of the shoes each of the candidates customised that will be exhibit and auction by Converse Philippines.
At least 19 candidates from the 2016 Miss Universe competition lent their time and creativity to produce customized Converse sneakers to be auctioned for the Positive Action Foundation. A foundation supported by the Ms Universe organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to HIV phenomenon.
I was able to witness the exhibit and be with the shoes (not the girls unfortunately) held at the Converse main office in Ortigas. I super admire these girls for I know the gravity of their activities before the main competition. Attending pocket events in different places and still having creativity under pressure. It’s not all about beauty as they say it but how you handle yourself gracefully also counts.
The candidates who participated are Ms. Angola – Luisa Baptista, Ms. Belgium – Stephanie Goldof, Ms. Belize – Rebecca Rath, Ms. Brazil – Raissa Santana, Ms. Bulgaria – Violina Ancheva, Ms. Cayman Islands – Monyque Brooks, Ms. Costa Rica – Carolina Duran, Ms. Germany – Johanna Acs, Ms. Guatemala – Virginia Argueta, Ms. Iceland – Hildur Maria, Ms. Mexico – Kristal Silva, Ms. Netherlands – Zoey Ivory, Ms. Nicaragua – Marina Jacoby, Ms. Panama – Keity Drenan, Ms. Paraguay – Andrea Melgarejo, Ms. Philippines – Maxine Medina, Ms. Russia – Yuliana Korolkova, Ms. Thailand – Chalita Suansane, and Ms. Uruguay – Magdalena Cohendent.
Beauty pageant patrons and Chucks collectors will get a chance to own a personalized Chucks of one of the participating candidates through a silent bid auction. Bidders may submit their bids, names and contact details thru the information officer in the mall exhibit of the shoes or thru a private message at the Converse Facebook page. Starting bid for all pairs is at $50 USD.
See the personalized pairs at the exhibits in the following dates and venues:
- February 3-5: Robinsons Antipolo
- February 10-12: Robinsons Bulacan and Marquee Pampanga
- February 17-19: Robinsons Isabela and Robinsons Ilocos Norte
- February 24-26: Robinsons Tacloban and Robinsons Cebu
- March 3-5: Gaisano Mall of Davao City and Gaisano Mall of Digos
- March 10-12: Gaisano Mall of Tagum and Gaisano Mall of Toril
- March 17-19: Gaisano Mall of General Santos
Own one and help those who are in need. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more of #ConversePHx65MissUniverse.