PAMPANGUENA IS CROWNED MRS. UNIVERSE – PHILIPPINES 2012, here are the report and images from our resident pageant expert Francis Calubaquib!

Celebrate Joy! Mrs Universe Philippines 2012 Joy Castillo – Pasidis with former Mrs World Philippines – Romelda H. Martinez and Mrs Universe Philippines 2009 – Camilla Kim Galvez

Thirty four year old freelance model from Sasmuan, Pampanga won the 2012 Mrs. Universe Philippines title. Joy Castillo – Pasidis bested fourteen other hopefuls from around the country to become the winner of the very first pageant search held last Wednesday July 25 at the AFP COC, Camp Aguinaldo Compound, Quezon City..

Joy to the Universe! Joy Castillo Pasidis holding her scepter and cash prize.. She will compete in Mrs. Universe Pageant later this year..

Previous representative to Mrs. Universe Pageant are either handpicked or appointed by pageant organizers. “We are looking for a Filipina who will best represent our country and who can articulate our organization’s mission and vision and who can finally bring home an international beauty title for married women” says Hemilyn Escudero, Chairperson of Mrs Universe Philippines and former Mutya ng Pilipinas . Joy will represent the Philippines in the coming Mrs. Universe Beauty Pageant to be held in Rostov, Russia from August 5-13, 2012. The pageant aims to empower married women around the world through its main advocacy on Women and Children’s Rights  to stop Violence against Women and Children.

Top 3 finishers with former queens!