Shamcey Supsup at 'Operation Smile' in Brazil (Video)

Out of 89 candidates, Shamcey was handpicked together with three other candidates - Zilin Luo (Miss China), Vanessa Goncalves (Miss Venezuela) and Priscila Machado (Miss Brazil) - to join reigning Miss Universe Ximena Navarette as an Ambassador for Operation Smile.

According to Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., the ladies met at Sao Paolo Hospital three patients aged 6 months, 6 and 14 years old, who were scheduled for a free cleft lip surgery.

The visit was part of the Miss Universe pageant's lineup of charity programs and activities in 2011.

Operation Smile was founded by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee in 1982, having been inspired by their cleft repair mission in the Philippines. A secular NGO, the charity provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide, assists countries in reaching self-sufficiency with these surgeries, and works to reduce the occurrence of cleft lips and palates.

To date, Operation Smile has reportedly provided reconstructive surgery to over 150,000 children and young adults in more than 60 countries.

It's heartwarming that the Philippines' Shamcey Supsup has become part of this noble cause.

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