Catch the 2020 Miss Universe Philippines candidates onboard a fleet of MG ZS Alpha SUVs

March 25, 2020

MG Philippines etches its mark in Philippine pageant history as it has been named the Official Car of the inaugural Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2020 competition.

2020 is an especially significant year for MUP since, for the first time in Filipino pageant history, a locally-produced Miss Universe competition will entertain the bids of all aspiring Filipina aspirants to the crown. Moving forward, the MUP competition will be recognized as the venue that will identify which confident, beautiful, and empowered Filipinas will represent the country in international competition.

“For Miss Universe Philippines, when we say that we are looking for a phenomenal woman, we are looking for a Filipina who can be an innovator in everything that she does. That includes driving an innovative car as well. With its edgy design and also modern and practical features, we believe that MG, together with the winner of Miss Universe Philippines, can empower people to do great and beautiful things,” says Shamcey Supsup-Lee, national Director of Miss Universe Philippines.

It is MG Philippines’ honor to be able to partner with a Filipino-led organization that celebrates the modern Filipina. As the Official Car of the MUP 2020, MG Philippines is excited and honored to provide the organization with modern, comfortable, safe, and stylish British heritage cars. These will be used by the candidates and MUP organization as they travel to and from various pageant requirements, all the way up to the coronation night. Furthermore, the very first Miss Universe Philippines will drive home a brand new MG ZS Alpha Crossover SUV.

The MG ZS is equipped with features that make driving it easy, safe, and fun, while keeping the needs of drivers first. These include an efficient 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine that produces 114 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque, an 8-inch LCD infotainment unit equipped with Apple CarPlay, a push start/stop button, a multi-function steering wheel, a host of modern driving aids such as a reverse camera, Antilock Brake System, Cornering Brake Control, Electronic Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, Hill Start Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and a Traction Control System, and huge panoramic “Stargazer” sunroof perfect for when the weather outside is pleasant.

The MUP 2020 competition is also a platform for MG to reach an even wider audience. In 2019, the brand climbed up the ranks among locally available auto brands and slotted itself firmly in the ninth overall spot. With partnerships such as this one with the MUP, MG Philippines is geared to makes its presence in 2020 felt even more.

(Group photo. From left: Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla-President and CEO of MG Philippines, Shanecy Supsup-Lee-National Director of Miss Universe Philippines, Jonas Gaffud-Creative Director of Miss Universe Philippines, and members of MG Philippines)

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.