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Miss Universe PH 2021: Is it All About Money [now] than Real Beauty?

Three of the delegates from the top 50 get to advance to the Top 30 through paid online voting via the Miss Universe Philippines app. This new selection process did not sit well with some Pinoy pageant enthusiasts. As a result, netizens shared their reaction, noting that it seems MUPH 2021 is all about the money now.

On August 22, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 made a buzz on social media after announcing the pageant’s top 50 because of its new format.

Three of the delegates from the top 50 get to advance to the Top 30 through paid online voting via the Miss Universe Philippines app. This new selection process did not sit well with some Pinoy pageant enthusiasts.



As a result, netizens shared their reaction, noting that it seems MUPH 2021 is all about the money now.

Niccolo Cosme posted that MUPH’s new format makes money out of the candidates in the pageant.

Another netizen posted screenshots of the MUPH App with the cost for voting.

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Netizens then called out MUPH’s format, hoping that the franchise returns to its previous organizer.

Others described MUPH’s new selection format as ‘cheap.’

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One netizen pointed out that the pageants seem to be milking the fans of some of the delegates.

Another netizen explained but admittedly felt disappointed with the selection process.

In previous Miss Universe Philippines competitions, the selection process for the candidates involved rigorous auditions and presentation events.

The delegates then competed in the preliminaries through swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

As for MUPH 2021, candidates go through online challenges that fans of the pageant vote through the Miss Universe Philippines App.



While most people understand that MUPH had to go digital because of the pandemic, many fans found the paid online voting unbecoming of the beauty pageant.

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