Samantha Mae Bernardo
• Miss Grand International 2020 1st Runner-up, and became viral online because of her outstanding performance and her candid moments during the pageant.
• PAGEANT LIFE: She first joined a national pageant after college, when she became a candidate for Miss World Philippines.
• The first time she joined Binibining Pilipinas, she emerged second runner-up to Catriona Gray. The next year she joined again and she emerged a runner-up again. She joined again in 2020 but it was put on hold because of the pandemic. By some stroke of fate, the supposed Binibining Pilipinas winner to compete at the Miss Grand International didn’t finish her reign and the other queen who’s supposed to take over was already over the age limit, so it was Samantha who was appointed and eventually competed in the Miss Grand International pageant in Thailand. She emerged as the first runner up.