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Makati honors Shamcey Supsup with ticker tape parade at Ayala Avenue on Monday

MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay invites everyone to join a ticker tape parade at Ayala Avenue at 4pm on Monday to honor Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup.

Binay said the city’s tribute to Supsup on Monday will include a visit at around 3:30pm to her high school alma mater, Makati High School, where she graduated salutatorian in 2003. From there, she will proceed to the Makati Central Fire Station at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Malugay St., the staging area for the parade that will traverse the entire stretch of Ayala Avenue up to EDSA, he said.

“We urge everyone, including our residents and the business community, to join the parade and give a rousing welcome to Ms. Shamcey Supsup who has made us truly proud. It is our own way of expressing our admiration and gratitude for the great honor she has brought to Makati, to our country, and to all Filipinos,” Binay said.

Supsup was a sophomore transferee at Makati High School where she shone not only academically but also in extra-curricular activities. She was an active member of their Supreme Student Council. She was also sent to Japan as an exchange scholar student for the school year 2001-2002 and had been the school representative in various leadership seminars.

“With her scholastic achievements and impressive performance at the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant, Ms. Shamcey Supsup has become a role model to the youth. I am sure she has inspired countless young students, especially Makati public students, to strive for excellence and pursue their dreams with passion and determination,” Binay said.

Showing signs of being destined to be a beauty queen early on, Supsup won in beauty competitions in high school, such as Lakambini ng Aklatan, and was a favorite choice as muse in their school’s intramurals and proms, among others.

Supsup was born on May 16, 1986 in General Santos City. She is a licensed architect and topped the Architecture Licensure Examination in July 2010 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.