Shamcey Supsup survives COVID-19 with mild symptoms | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

Shamcey Supsup survives COVID-19 with mild symptoms

/ 04:19 PM September 12, 2021
Shamcey Supsup

Shamcey Supsup. Image: Instagram/@supsupshamcey

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup is now COVID-19 free after weeks of battling the disease. She considers herself lucky to have recovered at home as she and her family were already vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The beauty queen and Miss Universe Philippines Organization national director talked about her condition by showing a photo of herself on her Instagram page yesterday, Sept. 11.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Covid-free. A few weeks ago, what we all thought was just a simple flu turned out to be [COVID-19],” Supsup said. “It came as a shock because we were all fully vaccinated but we still got infected and even had mild to moderate symptoms.”

She described the disease as a “really bad flu” and said she experienced a loss of her sense of taste and smell.

FEATURED STORIES

“Lucky enough, we were able to get better at home. Praying for everyone’s safety and for the pandemic to end soon,” she added.

Supsup’s recovery comes weeks before the coronation ceremony of the Miss Universe Philippines on Sept. 25. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo will be passing on her crown to one of the 30 candidates who made it to the competition’s final roster.

The winner of the beauty pageant will be representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel this December.

ADVERTISEMENT

Supsup’s condition is known as a “breakthrough infection,” a rare instance where fully vaccinated individuals get sick with less severe cases of COVID-19.

Only 0.0013% of the 9.1 million fully vaccinated individuals in the Philippines make up breakthrough infections, according to the Food and Drug Administration director-general Eric Domingo.

Health experts remind the public that while it’s possible to get infected even after getting one’s COVID-19 jabs, the shots can still prevent death and severe cases of the disease. JB

RELATED STORIES:

Maine Mendoza takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, urges fans to ‘do their part’

Sitti receives COVID-19 jab while pregnant: ‘We trust science’

ADVERTISEMENT

The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: beauty queens, covid-19, Miss Universe Philippines, Rabiya Mateo, Shamcey Supsup
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.