'Vote for the country, vote for Shamcey'

Posted at 08/22/2011 6:11 PM | Updated as of 08/23/2011 8:30 AM
Vote for Shamcey Artwork.

MANILA, Philippines – In line with the upcoming Miss Universe 2011 pageant, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated has intensified its campaign for 2011 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Shamcey Supsup.

It produced a campaign ad which says: “I vote for my country, I vote for Shamcey.”

Also included are the instructions for an online poll that will earn Supsup a spot in the semi-finals if she garners the highest average.

This is the first time the Miss Universe franchise is implementing this system.

Last year, Miss Universe also conducted an online survey, but the results did not affect the judges' choices.

Beauty queen Maria Venus Raj, who was the Philippines’ candidate, was among the contestants who got the most number of online votes, which revealed her popularity among netizens.

Raj finished fourth in the 2010 Miss Universe.

Supsup, an architecture major of the University of the Philippines, is now in Sau Paulo, Brazil preparing for the pageant.

The 2011 Miss Universe pageant will be held there on September 12 (Manila time).