At least 19 candidates from the 2016 Miss Universe competition lent their time and creativity to produce customized Converse sneakers to be auctioned for the Positive Action Foundation. A foundation supported by the Ms Universe organization, Positive Action Foundation is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to HIV phenomenon.
The candidates who participated are Ms. Angola – Luisa Baptista, Ms. Belgium – Stephanie Goldof, Ms. Belize – Rebecca Rath, Ms. Brazil – Raissa Santana, Ms. Bulgaria – Violina Ancheva, Ms. Cayman Islands – Monyque Brooks, Ms. Costa Rica – Carolina Duran, Ms. Germany – Johanna Acs, Ms. Guatemala – Virginia Argueta, Ms. Iceland – Hildur Maria, Ms. Mexico – Kristal Silva, Ms. Netherlands – Zoey Ivory, Ms. Nicaragua – Marina Jacoby, Ms. Panama – Keity Drenan, Ms. Paraguay – Andrea Melgarejo, Ms. Philippines – Maxine Medina, Ms. Russia – Yuliana Korolkova, Ms. Thailand – Chalita Suansane, and Ms. Uruguay – Magdalena Cohendent.
Beauty pageant patrons and Chucks collectors will get a chance to own a personalized Chucks of one of the participating candidates through a silent bid auction. Bidders may submit their bids, names and contact details thru the information officer in the mall exhibit of the shoes or thru a private message at the Converse Facebook page. Starting bid for all pairs is at $50 USD.
See the personalized pairs at the exhibits in the following dates and venues:
· February 3-5: Robinsons Antipolo
· February 10-12: Robinsons Bulacan and Marquee Pampanga
· February 17-19: Robinsons Isabela and Robinsons Ilocos Norte
· February 24-26: Robinsons Tacloban and Robinsons Cebu
· March 3-5: Gaisano Mall of Davao City and Gaisano Mall of Digos
· March 10-12: Gaisano Mall of Tagum and Gaisano Mall of Toril
· March 17-19: Gaisano Mall of General Santos
Stay tuned on Converse Philippines’ Facebook page for more of #ConversePHx65MissUniverse.