Shamcey Supsup up-close
Behind the beautiful smile is a 25-year-old from General Santos City. Shamcey finished her studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman where she graduated magna cum laude and topped the architecture licensure examinations in 2010.
Binibining Pilipinas was her first beauty pageant contest, and despite her lack of modeling experiences she was able to nail it.
After months of training shaped Supsup turning into a formidable international contestant. 2010 Miss Universe fourth runner up Venus Raj, lauded Supsup’s “dramatic” improvement during the course of her preparations.
Supsup also took a week-long training in Bogota, Colombia, before going to Sao Paulo.
Shamcey’s batchmates in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant couldn’t help but admire her presentation last Thursday.
“Her performance was breathtaking. It’s just her second pageant, but who would ever guess that? I have high hopes for her. I know she will deliver (on pageant day),” second runner up Mary Jean Lastimosa told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a phone interview.
“All the training and hard work that we shared together paid off. I am praying for her. The Filipinos are praying for her. She’s been a sister to me. I will always be willing to help her,” added Lastimosa, one of Supsup’s closest friends who had been very vocal about her support for her fellow Mindanaoan.
Before leaving the country last month, Supsup vowed that she would not fail them. “One of my greatest traits is discipline. I have shown this throughout my education. I have shown that given a responsibility, I will do everything, whatever I can, to be the best.”
If you want to catch the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, it can be watched on Asian cable channel Star World at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, for Philippines, ABS-CBN will air the pageant at 9:30 a.m. Another treat to catch is the Tony Award-winning Filipino singer Lea Salonga who was reported to be one of the pageant’s judges.
Break a leg Miss Shamcey Supsup, make Filipinos proud.