Tacloban’s Chelsea Fernandez wins Miss Bikini PH

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    CHELSEA FERNANDEZ

    MISS Bikini Philippines 2020, the virtual pageant produced by ProMedia and presented by UltraLife, has selected its new set of winners who will serve as the new Ambassadors of Total Beauty, advocating to take care of one’s self holistically.

    Topping the field of 22 finalists and named as Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 is Chelsea Cabias Fernandez, 21, from Tacloban City, Leyte.

    A graduate of BA Mass Communications major in Broadcasting at Asian College and a freelance model and endorser, Chelsea succeeded Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 Louise Theunis.

    Chelsea describes herself as an introvert who enjoys the peace and serenity that an alone time brings.

    “As much as I love my personal space, I’m also driven. I am a goal-driven woman. I associate myself to a hardworking dreamer who pushes herself to stay focused on what needs to be done and to be willing to take risks, so that in return, she becomes a positive inspiration and influencer to others.”

    For Chelsea, the most challenging part of the competition was how to really stand out and be stunning on screen. “Joining a virtual competition is really hard especially that I was used to competing in a normal pageant. I always think about the things I should do to make myself shine,” she confessed. “I’m just fortunate enough that I have my team with me who never abandoned me and helped me during the entire competition.”

    “I think, they felt that I was sincere with my advocacy,” she replied when asked what she thought made her win. “I was genuine when I was answering all their questions (pre-judging interview and in the final q&a) and they also saw that I have the courage to stand up for what I believe in. I have the knowledge to speak up for what is right and just, and the will power to inspire and influence people especially my fellow Filipinos about my advocacy through this elevated online platform.”

    Achieving total beauty is very important for Chelsea. “Total beauty is not just having a beautiful appearance but an overall health of the body. Overall means skin, mind, and soul are included,” she explained. “It is very important especially that we’re in the middle of the pandemic. With total beauty, we can face any challenges and difficulties. That’s why I strongly advocate the holistic approach to beauty.”

    Chelsea expects to enjoy her reign and looks forward to be able to help a lot of people and be a good influence to them by setting an example in how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

    A pageant veteran, Chelsea also had previously won a string of other beauty titles, including Reyna ng Aliwan Fiesta 2018 and Miss Philippines Water 2019.

    Named as Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 first runner-up was Chella Grace M. Falconer, 21, a junior BS Business Administration student at Lourdes College who hails from Medina, Misamis Oriental; while the second runner-up was Allyssa May Arsenio Nicholls, 18, a high school graduate at Forest Gate Community School in London, UK, who represented Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

    Rounding up the top five were: Elda Louise Aznar, 25, a BS Interior Design graduate at the Philippine Women’s College in Davao City; and Joycee G. Lavida, 25, an artist, model and wedding planner from Guimbal, Iloilo.

    The finals (Episode 3) of Miss Bikini Philippines 2020 was hosted by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong (who also hosted Episodes 1 and 2) and Sean Kyle Ortega.