Published: Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Filipino-American Cecilio Asuncion Also a Judge at Miss Universe 2017

Aside from Pia Wurtzbach, there is another Filipino Miss Universe 2017 judge. His name is Cecilio Asuncion, a Filipino-American producer based in Los Angeles.

Cecilio Asuncion miss Univers 2017 preliminary competition judge

Cecilio Asuncion is one of six Miss Universe 2017 preliminary competition judges. (Instagram/Yet Asuncion)

Two Filipino judges in Miss Universe 2017? Yes and no. While Pia will be a judges during the final, Cecilio Asuncion is a judge during the preliminary competition. He is one of six preliminary judges who will determine the Top 15 (or is it Top 20?) of Miss Universe 2017.

“I am beyond excited to announce that I will be one of the official #MissUniverse Preliminary Competition judges this year. Tune in to the event Saturday, November 25th on the @MissUniverse Facebook page to support the contestants from all over the world,” wrote Asuncion on his Instagram a few days ago.

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The other five preliminary judges are: Morgan Deane, director of marketing for TAO Group in New York City; Bill Pereira, who served as a member of IDT Corp’s Board of Director; Megan Olivi, hosts UFC Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports; Isabelle Lindblom, a New York City based model scout for International Modeling Agency; and Wendy Fitzwilliam, a lawyer, philantropist, author, and Miss Universe 1998.

Olivi and Fitzwilliam are also part of the finals judging panel.