Miss Universe Philippines 2024 is Chelsea Manalo of Bulacan

Chelsea Manalo was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2024 during the grand coronation night on Wednesday, May 22 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The 24-year-old model from Meycauayan, Bulacan bested over 50 other contestants to win the coveted national title. She will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico later this year.

Stacey Gabriel of Cainta was named first runner-up while the representatives of Quezon Province, Maria Ahtisa Manalo, Baguio City, Tarah Valencia, and Taguig, Christi McGarry were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

This year's pageant was hosted by former Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel, Emmy award-winning host Jeannie Mai, and actor Alden Richards with Gabbi Garcia and Tim Yap.

Last year's winner and Miss Universe 2023 Top 10 finalist Michelle Dee of Makati crowned her successor at the end of the event.

The new Miss Universe Philippines will be the first-ever woman of color (Filipino-African American) to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe pageant.

Road to the 73rd Miss Universe:

Photos: Miss Universe Philippines, Seven Barretto / Chelsea Manalo / Instagram

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