WATCH: Cecilio Asuncion on hosting Miss Teen USA, pageantry, and what the future holds

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American modeling director Cecilio Asuncion added another achievement to his list, as he was recently tapped to be one of the hosts for the Miss Teen USA 2018, held in Louisiana.

Cece, as he is fondly called, is the modeling director and founder of Slay Models, a modeling agency for transgender talent, and was a preliminary judge in the Miss Universe 2017. (RAPPLER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Cecilio Asuncion)

Rappler's resident pageant writer Voltaire Tayag caught up with Cece before the Miss Teen USA to talk to him about hosting the pageant, life as modeling director, and his new role as national director for the Miss Supranational USA pageant.  – Rappler.com