16 February 2010

How is Priscilla Lee connected to Pamela Bianca Manalo?

What is the connection of Priscilla Lee, the current Miss Aruba Universe, to Miss Philippines Universe 2009 Pamela Bianca Manalo?

They are both younger sisters of two Miss World candidates. In 2001, Aruba was represented by Zizi Lee and became 1st runner-up. In 2002, the Philippines was represented by Kate Manalo who finished as one of the finalists.

Zizi went on to compete in Miss Universe 2004 but was unplaced. Kate, on the other hand, had never a chance to compete again internationally.

Kate Manalo during Miss World 2002


Zizi Lee during Miss World 2001


Then in Miss Universe 2009, Kate's younger sister, Pamela Bianca Manalo, became Philippines' representative. This coming Miss Universe 2010, Zizi's younger sister Priscilla Lee will represent Aruba.

Pamela Bianca Manalo, Miss Philippines Universe 2009


Priscilla Lee, Miss Aruba Universe 2010


Will Priscilla place higher than Bianca Manalo like what her sister did over Kate? Or will she go home unsuccessful like Bianca?