A competitive rhythmic gymnast and folk dancer, Samantha Bernardo, has been officially named Miss Grand Philippines 2020.
The 27-year-old beauty from Palawan is a graduate of hospitality management. She joined the Binibining Pilipinas national pageant three times and placed second runner-up twice.
As a volunteer and spokesperson of a Philippine movement against malaria, Samantha is advocating for her country to be malaria-free by the year 2030.
The newly-appointed Miss Grand Philippines is now preparing to compete in the Miss Grand International 2020 pageant to be held next month in Bangkok, Thailand.
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