Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup celebrated her birthday and described the 100,000 meals given to frontliners helping the country fight the coronavirus pandemic as the best birthday gift ever.
Shamcey Supsup-Lee celebrated her 34th birthday on May 16, which is the same date the ECQ in Metro Manila ended.
“As much as I want to throw a party with my family and friends, I still think everyone’s safety is the main priority. Instead let me share what we have been doing the past months,” Supsup said on Instagram last Saturday.
“Thank you to our friends, sponsors, donors and partners, together with @byahengbusog we were able to give out 100,000 meals to date to our frontliners, skeletal workforce and stranded kababayans. This is still for me, the best birthday gift ever.”
Byaheng Busog is Supsup’s food business with her husband, Lloyd Lee. The architect beauty queen announced back in March that she was making meals for frontliners using vegetables harvested from her farm.
“Prior to moving to Manila, I lived in a farm. We would never run out of food to eat. Everything is available in our backyard, from vegetables, to fruits and even meat. I remembered, we would only go to the supermarkets, once a month!” Shamcey shared in another Instagram post.
“Our backyard here may not be as big as the ones at home, but I’m still grateful we get to grow food. Our harvest from our little backyard farm became part of the 1000+ meals sent to our frontliners and essential workers thru @byahengbusog,” she added.
In 2020, Supsup appointed by Miss Universe Organization as national director for the Miss Universe Philippines Organization, succeeding former national director Stella Araneta of Binibining Pilipinas.
Celebrities helping COVID-19 frontliners
ABS-CBN actress Anne Curtis also extended her help to frontliners by giving blk cosmetics face masks.
“In partnership with @dreammachineph, we’re sending over a special product we’ve been working on for almost a year with the goal of promoting self-care—our blk Fresh face masks. We hope this small token will add a dose of sunshine to your everyday routine,” she said on her Instagram.
Kapamilya actresses Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, and Bella Padilla, also organized activities to raise funds for Filipinos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.