Shamcey Supsup-Lee: Beauty and brains are both important!

Heidi Hsia

6 Mar – While beauty queens would have chosen "brains" over "beauty" if asked to pick either one, Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee stated that both are important.

As reported on Manila Bulletin, Supsup-Lee, who is busy preparing for the first Miss Universe Philippines pageant, stated, "I would tell the girls during training that if you would be asked that question, you have to choose just one. But we're not in a pageant so I will say both. You don't really have to choose just one because it goes hand-in-hand and it complements each other so it's very important."

In life, she said, both have its own pros and cons.

"If you have beauty, there are things that we can achieve that will never happen if you are just smart. But once you put that together, you are unstoppable. You are phenomenal," the former beauty queen said.

Back in 2011, Supsup-Lee won third runner-up at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant that was held in Brazil, after winning the Miss Universe-PH title at the Bibining Pilipinas.

(Photo Source: Shamcey Supsup-Lee Instagram)