Competitions

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MISS LAPU-LAPU 2018 Coronation Night

Miss Lapu-lapu 2018 Coronation Night is happening this 20 November 2018 at The Hoops Dome Lapu-lapu City.

The pre pageant activities has already started and 15 candidates have been selected to vie for this year’s  crown. The presentation of candidates was held at Marina Sea View last 26 October 2018, then followed by the swimsuit competition which was held last 3 November at The Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. On 10 November, the candidates will showcase there talents at Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan.

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Miss Lapu-lapu 2018 Swimsuit Competition at Ibiza Beach Club

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Miss Lapu-lapu 2018 candidates training at The Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

Miss Lapu-Lapu 2018 Coronation Night will be on November 20, 2018 7:00 PM at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City to be directed by Ms. Marti Ybañez. Tickets will soon be available at the City Hall front corridors.

 

65th Miss Universe: Miss Venezuela is Miss Flawless

Miss Venezuela won the #FlawlessOfTheUniverse special title which was presented by the Chief Executive Officer of Flawless Face and Body Clinic Ms. Rubby-Sy Coyuito  during the 65th Ms. Universe visit in Cebu last 17 January 2017. Ten candidates made a social call at the Flawless Face and Body Clinic SM Seaside City Cebu branch, where Miss Venezuela received the special award and USD1,000.

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21-year old Dentistry Student Marian Habach was also one of the crowd favorites during the Swimsuit Presentation held at JPark Resort Mactan. (More on the Swimsuit Presentation favorites here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/miss-universe-in-cebu-top-12-favorite-candidates/ )

Do you think Miss Venezuela will be taking home the Miss Universe 2016 crown?

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Miss Universe in Cebu: Top 12 Favorite Candidates

JPark Island Resort and Spa Mactan hosted the 65th Miss Universe bets during their visit in Cebu yesterday, 17 January 2017. The lovely ladies had a whole day itinerary around Metro Cebu which included visits to partner brands’ stores, judging a fashion show featuring style creations from Cebu’s top designers, and the highlight of the Cebu stop-over – The Swimsuit Presentation.

So who among the contestants do you think got the most cheer during the Swimwear Presentation held yesterday at the Triton Ballroom of JPark Island Resort and Spa Mactan? Here’s a list of the well-applauded bets yesterday.

See if your bets were crowd favorites too!

Don’t forget to drop your cheers for your favorite candidates by commenting below their photos 😉

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JPark Island Resort & Spa Mactan invests US $1M for Ms. Universe 2017

7 November 2016 – JPark Island Resort & Spa  Mactan announced its sponsorship for the Ms. Universe 2017 and will be the official venue for the Miss Universe 2017 Swimsuit presentation happening on January 17, 2017.
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Corporate Liaison for JPArk island Resort & Spa Mactan Arthur Lu shared that due to the tight schedule, the Miss Universe 2017 contestants will be divided to attend five (5) different events in one of the segments that will happen simultaneously as part of their 10-hour program in Cebu. The Miss Universe beauties will also be visiting some of the  historical spots and places of interest in Cebu, will strut the ramp for a fashion show featuring local designers and of course, striding in their swimwear for the swimsuit presentation.

JPark Island’s Chairman and President Mr. Justin Uy specified that the resort has invested US $1M to make the sponsorship happen and adds to his statement that it’s worth the money if it proves that Cebu is the best destination – equipped with Cebuano hospitality, the best facilities and security. Executive Officer Jason Uy echoed the resort’s chairman saying, “Let us not wait for what Cebu can do for us, but what we can do for Cebu,” calling Cebuanos to take part and support the momentous event as this triumph is not only for JPark, but for the entire Cebu province as well.

Happening two days after the Sinulog grand parade,  January 2017 will indeed be very busy and fun-filled for Cebu.

For inquiries on JPark Island Resort & Spa Mactan‘s accommodation during the event, visit their website by clicking here.

Miss Universe 2017 Coronation will happen on January 30, 2017 at The Arena of SM Mall of Asia.

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Movenpick Hotel Cebu- venue host for the 16th Philippine Hobie Challenge Opening

Cebu being in the heart of the Visayas is indeed an ideal kick-off venue for this year’s 16th Philippine Hobie Challenge. Over 70 people took part in the country’s premiere extreme regatta event,  navigating from Cebu to Bohol, and capping off the race in Siquijor. Seafarers conquered Central Visayas sailing through the 5-day-course which happened last February 22-27,2016.

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16th Philippine Hobie Challenge

Movenpick Hotel and Resort Cebu was one of the event’s destinations – a concluding stopover for the short race category. Stationed at Movenpick Hotel,  we were able to interview the sailors who filled us in with more information on what Hobie Cats are, details on the regatta competition and their organization (while reveling on 4 cups of delicious Movenpick Ice Cream. Teehee.)

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16th Philippine Hobie Challenge

The Hobie Cat is a small sailing catamaran manufactured by the Hobie Cat Company. In the Philippines, many sailors, including foreign participants, rent Hobie Cats from Punta Fuego Yacht Club, and have the catamarans shipped at the race’s kick-off point.

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16th Philippine Hobie Challenge

The Philippine Hobie Challenge is currently on it’s 16th year, and has triumphed in sailing Central Visayas’ route for 2016. The five-day-race which started in Cebu Yacht Club, progressing to Movenpick Hotel and finally navigating  to  Cabilao Bohol (Leg 1) , then from Cabilao Island to Sumilon Cebu (Leg 2),  Sumilon Cebu to Balicasag Bohol (Leg 3 ) , Balicasag Bohol to San Juan Siquijor (Leg 4) and around the Province of Siquijor for the last leg of the challenge. The race has two (2) categories: In-shore Short Race and 5-leg Challenge. Seventeen (17) teams took part in the 16th Philippine Hobie Challenge, with participants from the Philippines, Australia, Tanzania, Belgium and Taiwan. The team with the shortest sailing time total in all the race legs will be declared the victor.

February 27, 2016 – Team Ancient Mariners won the entire leg with Team Not Dead Yet and Team Thunder From Downunder as runners-up. Winners for the In-shore races were Team Thunder From Downunder in 1st, Team Fiji Samaki in 2nd and Team Ancient Mariners in 3rd.

The 16th Philippine  Hobie Challenge is organized by PHINSAF. The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation, Inc. (PHINSAF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the eco-friendly sport of sailing and tourism in the country.

Pioneer announces Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition

Playwright Competition

iLearners Inc. mission, “Fight rural illiteracy one child at a time.” Giving hope to the pupils of three adopted schools in the rural areas of Cebu, iLearners Inc. has been firm into promoting literacy in the region. iLearners Inc. has not just given the people we reached out hope, but also sparked inspiration and  enthusiasm to the society. You can read more about our initiative here: http://www.doyzkie.com/2015/09/03/a-spark-of-hope/.

Pioneer also has been tenacious with their own mission. Since 1954, Pioneer has been in the service of insuring Fililpinos and the things they value most. Through the decades, it has also found inspiration through the arts, and has supported the artistic community through insurance coverage and sponsorships. As a means of continued support for the Filipino talent, Pioneer announces Pioneer Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition.

The campaign paves way for fresh ideas from young, aspiring playwrights who have ‘hope-full’ stories to tell.

Whether the stories are about Filipino resilience or being positive despite challenging situations, college students nationwide are invited to share them through a one-act play that can be written in English, Filipino, or Taglish. Submission of scripts is from September 01 to November 06, 2015. The winner will be announced on December 14, 2015. A P25,000 cash prize plus insurance coverage from Pioneer await the winning entry. Visit www.storieslab.ph for the complete details of the competition.

Pioneer, an established life and non-life insurance company in the country, has always been inclined to the arts through sponsorships, coverage, and promotions of cultural events. In fact, the group has covered theater plays such as Miss Saigon, The Little Mermaid, and Trumpet’s N.O.A.H.

Last year, Pioneer rolled out the Stories of Friendship Video Competition that encouraged participants to share their take on friendship through a three-minute video. Ateneo de Davao’s My Friends Who Ran took home the first prize.

Pioneer sponsors Virgin Labfest 11

 Consistent with its passion for the arts and belief that it stirs creativity and innovation, Pioneer has tapped Virgin Labfest 11, an annual playwriting competition organized by Tanghalang Pilipino, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and Writer’s Bloc, Inc.

Out of the hundred entries submitted, 12 unpublished and untried plays were chosen to be staged at the CCP from June 24 to July 12, 2015.

Pioneer has also sponsored the Virgin Labfest Cast Party held last July 12 at the CCP Bay Terminal where outstanding stage plays were recognized. When Sam Met Jo by Job Pagsibigan was named “Audience Choice” after garnering the most number of online votes through the Pioneer Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/PioneerIsYourInsurance). Dalawang Gabi by Maynard Manansala,Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala by Eljay Castro Deldoc, and Birtwal by Jose Garcia were honored with “Academe’s Choice.”

Meanwhile, Juan Miguel Severo’s Hintayan ng Langit received the “Pioneer’s Choice” recognition for its excellent portrayal of hope.

“Pioneer has always been inspired by the arts and with this, we are honored that Tanghalang Pilipino, CCP, and Writer’s Bloc, Inc. have partnered with us in our Stories of Hope campaign,” said Pioneer Marketing Head Len Pozon.

She then added, “Through this partnership, we want to spark the curiosity and understanding of the theater community, as well as heighten the appreciation of Filipino culture among students.”

 

Pioneer launches Virgin Labfest Campus Tour

 To further give recognition to these exceptional stage plays and playwrights, Pioneer has organized the Virgin Labfest Campus Tour. The winning plays will be showcased to select universities and colleges in the Metro and an open forum with their respective directors and playwrights will take place to address questions from the audience.

The Virgin Labfest Campus Tour is set to visit:

Date University/College
September 01 Miriam College
September 23 Lyceum of the Philippines University
September 30 University of Santo Tomas
October 05 University of Makati
October 13 De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

 

The Candidates of Miss Cebu 2015

Twelve lovely ladies bring out their Cebuana beauty, wit and charisma  for Miss Cebu 2015. On its 31st year, Miss Cebu has always carried the advocacy of promoting Cebu’s world class tourism and become a representative of Cebu in its local and international affairs. The pivotal role of Miss Cebu carries in her is to convey to the world that Cebu is more than a city in the Philippines, rather, it is a paradise of its own.

Yesterday, October 23, 2014, Thursday, the official candidates of Miss Cebu 2015 were presented to the media at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Cebu media were able to test their wits through a short Q&A segment – and the candidates voiced out the minds with intelligence and poise.

Miss Cebu 2015 Candidates with Miss Cebu Chairman Ms. Gerogina Felice C. Rama and Committee Chairpersons

Miss Cebu 2015 Candidates with Miss Cebu Chairman Ms. Gerogina Felice C. Rama and Committee Chairpersons

Ultimately, the one who has captured Cebu in her heart, would win the crown. So who will be Miss Cebu 2015? Share your bets with us! For the meantime, let’s get to know the candidates a little better shall we? 🙂

 

Candidate No. 1: Hanica Rachel Arshia J. Ong is from Mandaue City and is taking up Law at University of San Carlos.

Candidate No. 1: Hanica Rachel Arshia J. Ong

Candidate No. 1: Hanica Rachel Arshia J. Ong

Candidate No. 2: Febb C. Flores is from Talisay City and is a Nursing graduate of Cebu Velez College. She is an OR staff Nurse at Cebu Velez General Hospital.

Candidate No. 2: Febb C. Flores

Candidate No. 2: Febb C. Flores

Contestant No. 3: Mary Cyrielle A. Won is a Nursing Graduate of Cebu Normal University and is working at Convergys Philippines. She is from Minglanilla Cebu.

Contestant No. 3: Mary Cyrielle A. Wong

Contestant No. 3: Mary Cyrielle A. Wong

Candidate No. 4: Aivy Mae R. Castro is from bantayan Cebu and is studying at University of Cebu taking up BSBA – Management Accounting.

Candidate No. 4: Aivy Mae R. Castro

Candidate No. 4: Aivy Mae R. Castro

Candidate No. 5: Katherine D. Jumapao is from Lapu-lapu City and is a property specialist at Ayala Land Sales Inc.

Candidate No. 5: Katherine D. Jumapao

Candidate No. 5: Katherine D. Jumapao

 

Candidate No. 6: Rio Liza M. Vestil is from Consolacion Cebu currently taking up BS Accountancy at the University of San Carlos.

Candidate No. 6: Rio Liza M. Vestil

Candidate No. 6: Rio Liza M. Vestil

Candidate No. 7: Lucena Rose M. Magdadaro lives in Talamban and is a Nursing graduate of  Cebu Velez College.

Candidate No. 7: Lucena Rose M. Magdadaro

Candidate No. 7: Lucena Rose M. Magdadaro

 

Candidate No. 8: Catherine E. Meir is from Argao Cebu and a graduate of USC-TC. She works at Dranix Distributors P&G Division.

Candidate No. 8: Catherine E. Meir

Candidate No. 8: Catherine E. Meir

Candidate No. 9: Rosalyn P. Clavano is from Dumanjug Cebu and works as a Manager of Intellicare Asalus Corp. She is a Nursing  graduate of the University of San Carlos.

Candidate No. 9: Rosalyn P. Clavano

Candidate No. 9: Rosalyn P. Clavano

Candidate No. 10: Maria Genefe B. Navilon is from Lahug and is a graduate of Mass Communication at the University of San Jose Recoletos. She also works as a model under WAFER Models Phils.

Candidate No. 10: Maria Genefe B. Navilon

Candidate No. 10: Maria Genefe B. Navilon

Candidate No. 11: Domenic L. Reynes is from Punta Princesa Cebu and an Architecture graduate from the University of San Carlos.

Candidate No. 11: Domenic L. Reynes

Candidate No. 11: Domenic L. Reynes

Candidate No. 12: Wynonah Van Joy C. Buot is from Busay and is a Mass Communication student at the University of the Philippines.

Candidate No. 12: Wynonah Van Joy C. Buot

Candidate No. 12: Wynonah Van Joy C. Buot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISS CEBU 2014 Cheriemel Diane Muego and her court- 1st Runner-Up Eva Patalinjug, 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Marie Gore, 3rd Runner-Up Grace Anne Marie Yap, and 4th Runner-Up Crystal Star Aberasturi.

THE SEARCH FOR MISS CEBU 2015 IS ON

MISS CEBU 2014 Cheriemel Diane Muego and her court- 1st Runner-Up Eva Patalinjug, 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Marie Gore, 3rd Runner-Up Grace Anne Marie Yap, and 4th Runner-Up Crystal Star Aberasturi.

MISS CEBU 2014 Cheriemel Diane Muego and her court- 1st Runner-Up Eva Patalinjug, 2nd Runner-Up Hannah Marie Gore, 3rd Runner-Up Grace Anne Marie Yap, and 4th Runner-Up Crystal Star Aberasturi.

With former Miss Cebu, Kris Tiffany Janson’s victory in the Binibing Pilipinas Pageant and other Cebuana beauty queens bagging national crowns this year such as Miss Earth Philippines Jamie Herrell, Miss Teen Earth Philippines Vanessa Mae Walters, Reyna ng Aliwan Steffi Rose Aberasturi and Mrs. Globe Philippines Dr. Stephanie Tiro-Sitoy, the search for the next representative of Cebu City, Miss Cebu 2015 becomes even more exciting.

For the past years, Miss Cebu has been known to produce women with substance not just with the beauty and brains but the heart and passion to serve as well. Now on its 31st year, the city’s most prestigious pageant has begun its search.Applicants must be a Filipino citizen, single, at least 5’3” in height, of good moral character, at least a graduating high school student this school year, fluent in English, a resident of Cebu for no less than three years, 18 years of age byOctober 1, 2014 and not turning 25 on Dec. 1, 2014, willing to travel and fully commit to a one-year term reign, and not a participant of other beauty searches for the duration of the pageant.

 

The 12 ladies who will top the screening will undergo invaluable seminars and trainings to gain further knowledge and awareness on the different sectors and industries of Cebu City as well as workshops for personality enhancement, all of which will transform them into better individuals and equip them with the knowledge and confidence for the most awaited coronation night, a highlight during the Sinulog week, in January 2015. Miss Cebu is a project of the Cebu City Government thru the Cebu City Tourism Commission.

 

 

Qualified applicants may fill up the application forms available at the Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) office at the2nd floor of the Rizal Museum and Public Library in Osmeña Boulevard through Cinbeth Orellano (4124355), the Mayor’s office at the Cebu City Hall through Juvy Montecillo (2556984), on Miss Cebu’s Facebook page Visit www.facebook.com/misscebupageant and at the Student Affairs Office of the different high schools, colleges and universities in Cebu City.  

 

Julie’s Chief Baker takes its Competition to the Streets

Julie’s Bakeshop, the Philippines’ largest neighborhood bakeshop chain, is making waves in local television with Julie’s Chief Baker Student Edition—a reality TV show featuring Cebuano student bakers on their journey to be the first Julie’s Chief Baker champions. The 13 competing schools fighting for the first Julie’s Chief Baker title are: ACT, BC, CTU-Danao, CTU-Camotes, CEC, CIT-U, CMIC, ISHRM, MCC, SCC, UCLM, UC METC SEACAST, and USPF.

Jiggy on the site

 For the 8th week of the Julie’s Chief Baker Student Edition, the schools will have to face an interesting twist to this competition. The student bakers were asked to come up with two different cupcake flavors and sell it to the public afterwards within one hour. Proceeds of the sale will go to Julie & Dieg Foundation Inc. This challenge’s board of judges are Resident Judge Chef Sean McSavaney, Julie’s Franchise Corporation’s General Manager Art Zamora and Businessman Jose Mari Lopez.

 Judges going to the selling site

Here’s what the judges thought of the student bakers’ products:

Students selling cupcakes 2

Plaza Sugbo selling site

 Benedicto College was up first in the judging room with their Selecta Sweet Corn Cupcake and Selecta Mango a la Coco Cupcake. They chose to use partner product Selecta vanilla ice cream over regular cream for both recipes. The judges thought the Mango a la Coco lacked both Mango and Coconut flavor but the cake itself was good. Chef Sean thought the sweet corn cupcake was dense and heavy and might have been under baked.

UCLM’s Ultimate Choco Cupcake tugged at the judges’ heartstrings! Art Zamora and Jose Mari Lopez confessed to being big chocolate lovers! Their Sweetheart Cupcake had an outstanding crumb according to resident judge Chef Sean. Both cakes were simple yet elegant and well done.

Mandaue City College used locally grown ingredients in both their recipes. Their Langka Cupcake had really good flavor.  Lopez commented that the frosting could be improved to make it more attractive but MCC was quick to defend that they chose to keep it simple because no artificial flavors or colorings were added, just all-natural langka all the way from crumb to frosting!  Their Cacao de Tablea took a back seat to the Langka Cupcake but Zamora liked the crunchy texture of the tablea bits in the cake.

USPF brought 2 very attractive cupcakes to the judging table. Their Irish Cupcake had peanut butter and Irish cream and their Mock Velvet Cupcake was a cheaper-to-produce version of the regular red velvet cake.  The judges had high praises for presentation but thought taste could be improved especially on the mock velvet which they thought had too much grenadine syrup.

ISHRM’s Savory Surprise and Pretty Peppermint Cupcakes were next on the judges table. The team requested the judges to taste the Savory Cupcake first. Chef Sean enjoyed the crumb and thought that the bacon bits was a nice touch but not necessary since the cake was already very flavorful, but appreciated it nonetheless.  All 3 judges enjoyed the chocolate leaf icing on top of the Pretty Peppermint Cupcake; in terms of cake, they found the baking outstanding but the overall taste of peppermint was a tad overpowering.

CTU-San Francisco Camotes brought in their Ube Royale and Mocha Crumble.  All judges found the Ube Royale very moist, and both texture and frosting very good. Zamora and Lopez were both quick to note that adding a little more ube could have wowed them even more!  Chef Sean commended both cakes in terms of crumb and frosting, but he wasn’t a fan of the choice of the color blue for frosting on the Mocha Crumble Cupcake.

The teams spent the first 3-4 hours baking in ISCAHM and were then transported to Plaza Sugbo–the selling area afterwards. The schools were able to raise over Php 13,000 within one hour. With all these on the table, it gets harder to choose which recipe stands out and which one just doesn’t make the cut.

Students selling cupcakes

Student selling booth

Counting the cash

Tune in for the previous episodes you missed on www.youtube.com/iwantjulies. Julie’s Chief Baker is co-presented by Selecta and Coca Cola. Also brought to you by General Milling Corporation, Globe First Class Flour by Universal Robina Corporation, Gas Petronas, Zest-O Corporation, Magnolia, Inc., Vesmach, Sunstar, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman and Nature’s Spring.

 

Judging time

Miss Cebu 2014 Cheriemel Diane Muego

Miss Cebu 2014

Miss Cebu 2014 (Photo by: Bibi S. delos Reyes)

 

January 15, 2014, 6:30PM at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, a new Miss Cebu was crowned.

Miss Cebu 2014 was awarded to Candidate No. 8 Cheriemel Diane Muego.

1st Runner-Up, Candidate  No. 10 Eva Patalinjug
2nd Runner-Up, Candidate No.  3 Hannah Marie Gore
3rd Runner-Up, Candidate  No. 9 Grace Anne Marie Yap
4th Runner-Up, Candidate No. 2 Crystal Star Aberasturi

 

Know more about the candidates here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/miss-cebu-2014-candidates/

Miss Cebu 2014 Candidates

Miss Cebu 2014 Candidates (Photo by Edd Buenaviaje)

Miss Cebu 2014 Candidates (Photo by Edd Buenaviaje)

A press conference was held today , October 23, 2013,  presenting the 12 young Cebuanas competing for Miss Cebu 2014 at the Marriot Hotel Cebu. The Cebu Media get to test the wits of the young ladies vying for the prestigious title.

 

Here are a few questions from the media and some notable answers from the ladies.

“Why join Miss Cebu? ” – question from Mr. Roger Serna of Cebu Provincial Government

Candidate Number 6: Kirstie Gayle Barbas answered, ” I believe that Ms. Cebu 2014 is a pageant that personifies women who are not just intelligent and has the heart to inspire other people and believe that this pageant gives us the platform and venue and the opportunity to grow and mature as a person, as a Cebuana and to serve as an inspiration to other aspirants and the people around us.”

 

ABS CBN Bottomliner and Philippine Star opinion columnist/ writer Mike Acebedo Lopez asked the girls on the growing opinion against helping publicly and how they justify themselves from being criticized for their sincerity in giving a helping hand.

Candidate Number 8: Cheriemel Diane Muego replied, ” It’s a matter of consistency. If people saw you before that you are advocating something and you would continue to do that then people would not suspect you because from that moment you started helping other people and sincerely helping then there’s nothing to prove. In fact, when we weren’t proclaimed Ms. Cebu 2014 candidates, we were already helping the victims of bohol ad that’s something am proud of.”

 

The candidates were also asked who their biggest competitors are  and the top 4 names mentioned by the candidates were Crystal, Hannah, Dianne and Psychee.

 

Miss Cebu 2014 Coronation Night will be on January 15, 2014, 6:30PM at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

 

Candidate Number 1: Rhodora Marie Aloyon

Candidate Number 1: Rhodora Marie Aloyon | B.S. Nursing Graduate -CTU (Registered Nurse- Vicente Sotto)

Candidate Number 2: Crystal Star Aberasturi

Candidate Number 2: Crystal Star Aberasturi (MedTech Graduate – Cebu Doctor’s University)

Candidate Number 3: Hanna Marie Gore

Candidate Number 3: Hanna Marie Gore ( BS Nursing Graduate CNU & Registered Nurse)

 Candidate Number  4: Ayn Ilya Ingking

Candidate Number 4 : Ayn Ilya Ingking ( BS Psychology Graduate – USC , Juris Doctor(Law) USC)

 Candidate Number 5 : Margret Tacy Manolop

Candidate Number 5 : Margret Tacy Manolop (BS Nursing III – UC-Banilad)

 Candidate Number 6 : Kristie Gayle Barbos

Candidate Number 6 : Kristie Gayle Barbas (BS Nursing Graduate CDU, Registered Nurse)

 Candidate Number 7 : Marilies Claire L. Morales

Candidate Number 7 : Marilies Claire L. Morales (BS Nursing Graduate – Velez College)

 Candidate Number 8 : Cheriemel Diane Muego

Candidate Number 8 : Cheriemel Diane Muego ( Political Science IV – UP Cebu)

 Candidate Number 9 : Grace Anne Marie Yap

Candidate Number 9 : Grace Anne Marie Yap (BS Management Accountancy Graduate USC)

 Candidate Number 10 : Eva Psychee Patalingjug

Candidate Number 10 : Eva Psychee Patalingjug ( BS Nursing IV CDU)

 Candidate Number 11 : Natasha Angela Manuel

Candidate Number 11 : Natasha Angela Manuel ( BS Accounting Technology III USC)

 Candidate Number 12 : Pearlyn Hortelano

Candidate Number 12 : Pearlyn Hortelano ( BS Hospitality Graduate CTU & Exec. Secretary of Rotary Club Cebu South)

Miss Cebu 2013 Namrata Neesha Murjani

Congratulation to the newly crowned Miss Cebu 2013, Ms. Namrata Neesha Murjani.

Miss Cebu 2013 Winners

1st Runner Up is contestant number 2 Therese Christine Llamada,  2nd Runner Up is contestant no. 10 Maria Gigante , 3rd Runner Up
is contestant no. 7 Patricia Ann Estuart and 4th Runner Up is contestant no. 9 Ely Rose Apple Angcon.

 

Article and photos coming up soon! 🙂 Pit Senyor!

Photo Credit: Bibi delos Reyes

Miss Cebu 2013

( See who won the Miss Cebu 2013 crown here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/miss-cebu-2013-coronation-night/ )

Celebrating it’s 29th year as a pageant, Miss Cebu continues to present to the world the true beauty of a Cebuana.

 

 

Miss Cebu 2013 Poster

Miss Cebu, has not only been an event Cebuanos look forward to, but has also been an effective vehicle to establish good international relations especially with countries like Japan, Australia and Korea among others.

 

After 29 years since its inception, the quality of the women has been consistent. Brains come first before beauty because Cebuano is known for being more than just a pretty face. Consistently Miss Cebu has produced national and international beauty queens, world class models and individuals who excel  and stand out in different fields.

Miss Cebu displays all these characteristics in her everyday life both as an individual, with the hope of advancing her career, her personal humanitarian goals, and a woman, seeking to improve the lives of others in her community.

Miss Cebu is Cebu City’s Official Search for the Representative and Spokesperson of the city of Cebu. So are you ready to meet the 12 candidates for Miss Cebu 2013?

Here they are:

(PHOTOS BY JOSEPH ONG)

Miss Cebu 2013 Candidates

 

19th of November 2012, a press conference was held at the Marriot Hotel for the media to get to know the candidates better. A 2 hour question and  answer session with the media and Cebu  City Mayor Mike Rama, the girls relayed their answers confidently and with intelligence.

 

Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama directed a question to each candidate  on what they think are the 3 major problems of the city the government should focus on solving.

Miss Cebu 2013 Candidates

Candidate No.  1: Ms. Marie Ann Maraon -Generate jobs, Education and  Healthcare.

Candidate No. 2: Therese Christine Llamada-  free education, proper handling of strret children, health benefits

Candidate No 3: Janessa Fe Alcarez: Quality education, healthcare, poverty

Candidate No. 4: Jehanne Frances Dy – urban poor, illiteracy, proper exposure to our rights to free health care

Candidate No. 5:  Marivee Ann Velasquez – education environment, security

Candidate No. 6: Reinalyn Nonol  – povecrty, healthcare, drug abuse

Candidate No. 7: Patricia Ann Estuart – relocation of urban poor, free medical service, education

Candidate No. 8: Namrata Neesha – poverty, unemployment, lack of education

Candiate No. 9: Ely Rose Apple Angcon – (left the press con early for a flight)

Candidate No. 10: Maria Gigante – ethics education, nationalistic pride, environment

Candidate No. 11: Maebelle Erica Barro – sanitaion, improvement of public school, healthcare system

Candidate No. 12: Mary Lorens Goyenechea – Environmental Issues, Poverty and Education.

 

Watch Miss Cebu 2013 Coronoation Night on January 16, 2013, Wednesday at Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. (PHOTOS BY JOSEPH ONG)

 

 

 

Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2012 Keena Mary Anne Sumido

Mr. 1 Cebu with Pasigarbo Queen 20122,  Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2012 Keena Mary Anne Sumido of Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia

Mr. 1 Cebu with Pasigarbo Queen 20122, Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2012 Keena Mary Anne Sumido of Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia

 

Compiling the province’s colorful festivals, Pasigarbo sa Sugbu is a testament that Cebuanos are gleeful people. August 8, 2012, Keena Mary Anne Sumido of Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City was crowned Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2012, making it a second in a row victory for Talisay City. 1st Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Kimberly Hanika Kagasangan Festival of Moalboal, 2nd Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Jenny-Me Reroma Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla, 3rd Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Pearl Marie Caneda Sinulog sa Carmen and 4th Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Daisy Rell Salcedo Lopez Panagtagbo Festival of Mandaue City.

 

1st Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Kimberly Hanika Kagasangan Festival of Moalboal

 

2nd Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Jenny-Me Reroma Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla

 

3rd Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Pearl Marie Caneda Sinulog sa Carmen

4th Runner – Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 Daisy Rell Salcedo Lopez Panagtagbo Festival of Mandaue City

Special Awards were given to

Miss Photogenic
Angie Lee Sanchez -Kabkaban Festival of Carcar City

Miss Friendship
Jenny-Me Reroma -Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla

Best in Opening Production Number
Keena Mary Anne Sumido -Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City

Best in Group Presentation
Keena Mary Anne Sumido -Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City

Best in Festival Custume
Krizsa Mae Abarquez Abella -Hinulawan Festival of Toledo City

Best Solo Performer
Pearl Marie Caneda -Sinulog sa Carmen

 

Here are the Pasigarbo sa Sugbu Festival Queen 2012 contestants:

 

1. Kylene Gene Laude Karansa Festival of Danao City

 

2. Cherry Mae Banticel Panagsogod Festival of Sogod

 

3. Nimfa G. Gimpayan Panginabuhi Festival of Ronda

 

4. Nikki Tudlasan Tubod Festival of Tuburan

 

5. Francheska Marie Mamac La Torta Festival of Argao

 

6. Princess Dianara Legaspi Dinagat Festival of Cordova

 

7. Pearl Marie Caneda Sinulog sa Carmen

 

8. Marie Trixie T. Quirante Bisnok Festival of Dumanjug

 

9. Daisy Rell Salcedo Lopez Panagtagbo Festival of Mandaue City

 

10. Jhona Jean Madrigal Sarok Festival of Consolacion

 

11. Keena Mary Anne Sumido Halad-Inasal Festival of Talisay City

 

12. Krizsa Mae Abarquez Abella Hinulawan Festival of Toledo City

 

13. Darling Batingana Kawayan Festival of Alegria

 

14. Angie Lee Sanchez Kabkaban Festival of Carcar City

 

15. Larcy Sarmiento Rosquillos Festival of Liloan

 

16. Armiche Luche Armenion Silmugi Festival of Borbon

17. Karen Kate G. Jagdon Pintos Festival of Bogo City

 

18. Kimberly Hanika Kagasangan Festival of Moalboal

 

19. Jenny-Me Reroma Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Missed the pageant? Watch our videos of the pageant! ^_^

 

Text by: Doyzkie Buenaviaje | Photos by: Reymond Buenaviaje

 

 

 

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 – Swimsuit Competition

July 20, 2012 – Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 Swimsuit competition was held at Imperial Palace Resort and Spa. Thirty official candidates ramped in their swimsuit attire vying for the special awards – Best in Swimsuit and Mutya ng Imperial Palace. So who won the titles? Be proud for Mutya ng Pilipinas –  Cebu City Rizzini Gomez who bagged both awards!

No. 25 -Rizzini Alexis Gomez – Cebu City (Best in Swimwear and Mutya ng Imperial)

She will  be competing with 29 other contestants vying for 4 international beauty pageants – Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International, Tourism Queen of the Year and Miss Intercontinental. Coronation night will be August 12, 2012, 7pm at the UP Theatre in Diliman, Quezon City. The Mutya ng Pilipinas telecasts on GMA7.

 

No. 1 – Dale Ivory Lee – Velenzuela

 

No. 2 – Regine Fondavilla -Davao City

 

No. 3 – Jean Margaret Tamparong – Misamis Occidental

 

No. 4 – Clarisse Angelika Barrameda – Caloocan

 

No. 5 Nova Joy Johnston – Makati

 

No. 6 Phoebe Corrine Pataytay – Negros Occidental

 

No. 7 – GIna Damaso – Canada

 

No.8 – Reynalyn Flores Yamanouchi – Japan

 

No. 9 – Jillian Kristin Deveza – Batangas

 

No. 10- Maribee Tiburcio – North California, USA

 

No 11: Donna Marie Libre – Florida, USA

No. 12 – Keziah Llare Gallardo – Midwest, USA

 

No 13 – Jessica Barbour – Canada

 

 

No. 14- Regine Semira – Toronto

 

No. 15 – Caitlin Gainey – East Coast, USA

 

No. 16 – Kaylee Calaguas – West Coast, USA

17 – Mutya Johanna Datul – Isabela

 

No. 18 – Emi-Con Sauquillo – Binan, Laguna

 

No. 19 – Kariza de Guzman – Pulilan, Bulacan

 

No. 20 Diane Joyce Ramirez – San Pablo, Laguna

 

No. 21- Carin Adrianne Ramos – San Pedro, Laguna

 

No. 22 – Charmaine Guintu – Mabalacat, Pampanga

 

No. 23 – Paula Bascon – Lapu-Lapu City

No. 24 – Emma Tiglao – Central Luzon

 

 

No. 25 – Rizzini Alexis Gomez – Cebu

 

No. 26 – Gylene Angelica Ramos – Bustos, Bulacan

 

No. 27 – Rachel Malunes – Bacolod

 

No. 28 – Larah Grace Lacap – Quezon City

 

No. 29 – Camille Guevarra – Porac, Pampanga

 

No. 30 – Priscila Kimberly de la Cruz – Olongapo

 

Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2012 – Top 5 Best in Swimsuit!

Best in Swimsuit and Mutya ng Imperial Palace – Rizzini Gomez

Runners up:  #19 Kariza de Guzman – Pulilan, Bulacan

#20 Diane Joyce Ramirez – San Pablo, Laguna

#24 Emma Tiglao – Central Luzon

#28 Larah Grace Lacap – Quezon City

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 Contestants

 

 

Pierre Anther G. Infante is Ms. Cebu 2012

January 11, 2012 marked the date of the crowning of the new Miss Cebu. Twelve (12) lovely Cebuanas poised and corroborated that they all deserved to be ambassadresses of Cebu. The Miss Cebu 2012 candidates were first welcomed by the crowd in their resort wear from designers Rey Humberto, Pewee Senining, Hadji Godinez and Ivan Belocura.

 

Ms. Cebu 2012 Candidates

 

Contestants then were in gowns designed by Cebu’s most celebrated designers (Pictures in the Photo Gallery).

Contestant No. 1: Michelle Angelique Tan in Jun Escario

Contestant No. 2 Ann Caryl Gotingco in Jojo Romoff

Contestant No. 3 Mary Hazel Haruka Watabe in Ren Manabat

Contestant No. 4 Rachel Chloe Palang in Oj Hofer

Contestant No. 5 Cynthia Lois Tac-an in Wendell Quisido

Contestant No. 6 Pierre Anther Infante in Cary Santiago

Contestant No. 7 Ella Beverly Sarmago in Harley Ruedas

Contestant No. 8 Herle Kim Artugue in Arcy Gayatin

Contestant No. 9 April Ann Clair White in Philip Tampus

COntestant No. 10 Jonnie Rose Louise Wee in Dino Lloren

Contestant No. 11 Shannen Abarquez in Albert Arriba

Contestant No. 12 Lesly Anne P. Fernandez in Marichu Tan

 

Special Awards were then accoladed:

Kapamilya Star of the Night: Contestant No. 7 Ella Beverly Sarmago

Ms. Photogenic: Contestant No. 1 Michelle Angelique Tan

Best in Evening Gown: Contestant No. 6 Pierre Anther Infante

 

Best Evening Gown Designer: Cary Santiago

 

Ms. Cebu 2012 Top 5: Contestant No. 6 Ms. Infante, Contestant No. 4 Ms. Palang, Contestant No. 10 Ms.  Wee, Contestant No. 8 Ms. Artugue and Contestant No. 7 Ms. Sarmago

Contestant No. 6 Ms. Pierre Anther Infante is 21 years old and is from Southwestern University and graduated AB MassCom. She weighs 121lbs. and stands  5’4 1/2″.

Contestant No. 4 Ms. Rachel Chloe Palang is 23 years old , graduated BA- MassCom from the University of the Philippines and works as an account executive at DHL Express Philippines. She is 5’4″ in height and weighs 102 lbs.

Contestant No. 10 Ms. Jonnie Rose Luoise Wee is 19 years of age stands 5’5 1/2″ and weighs 122lbs.  She is studying BS Nursing at Velez College.

Contestant No. 8 Ms. Herle Kim Artugue is 20 years old studying BS Nursing at the University of San Carlos. She weighs 122 lbs. and stands 5’4 3/4″.

Contestant No. 7 Ms. Ella Beverly Sarmago is  21 years old and is a Marketing Communications officer at Robinson Land Corp. She Graduated Business Administration at the University of the Philippines. She weighs 118lbs. and stands 5’4 1/2″.

 

 

Ms. Cebu 2011 Ms. Mia Zeeba Faridon and her court

 Ms. Cebu 2012 4th Runner up is Contestant No. 8 Ms. Herle Kim Artugue

Ms. Cebu 2012 3rd Runner up is Ms. Jonnie Rose Louise Wee

Ms. Cebu 2012 2nd Runner up: Contestant No. 7 Ms. Ella Beverly Sarmago

7 Ms. Sarmago

Ms. Cebu 2012 1st Runner Up: Ms. Rachel Chloe Palang

And our Ms. Cebu 2012 is Contestant Number 6: Ms. Pierre Anther G. Infante

Ms. Cebu 2012 Pierre Anther G. Infante

 

 

 

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY: Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje

Ms. Earth 2011

MISS EARTH Beauty Pageant, a beauty event whose raison d’etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.

iLuvCebu.com got a chance to meet and mingle with some of the lovely candidates of Ms. Earth 2011 during their visit here in Cebu. We had a cruise around Mactan Channel via Islands Banca Cruises. 

Ms. England and Doyzkie (more photos on our gallery)Miss Earth 2011 Coronation Night, which was supposed to be in Thailand but was moved to the Philippines due to the recent flood incidents in the country, was held at the UP Theater in Manila Philippines with Encore Telecast on Star World and ABS CBN last Sunday December 4, 2011.

 

The top 4 Finalists, Ms. Philippines, Ms. Ecuador, Ms. Venezuela and Ms. Brazil was  asked this question “In your manifesto earlier why did Ms. Earth 2011 delegates choose Education as the environment initiative that the world leaders should prioritize?”

23 year old Ms. Olga Alava answered, “Magandang Gabi Pilipinas! I think education is the base, the base for everything. So I encourage my project to be teaching, to campaigns for the children of our future,”  (This is just a part of her answer- please refer to youtube for her complete answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzyKv__ZBko)  winning her country, Ecuador,  the title for Ms. Earth 2011.  Ms. Alva is a top model and has a BA in International Business. She was also the 3rd runner up for Ms. Ecuador 2011.

Ms. Earth 2011: Ms. Ecuador (Photo from www.missearth.tv)

Ms. Philippines Athena Mae Imperial was crowned Ms. Earth-Water 2011 title, Ms. Brazil Drielly Bennettone is Ms. Earth-Air 2011 and Ms. Venezuela is Ms. Earth-Fire 2011.

Ms. Earth 2011 Winners (from www.missearth.tv)

Banca Cruises pictures by: Edd Buenaviaje

Pageant Pictures from: www.missearth.tv

 

 

Ms. Cebu 2012 Candidates

Ms. Cebu 2012 Candidates

November 22, 2011. Cebu City Government through Cebu City Tourism Commision and Cebu City Tourism Foundation presented to the the media the 12 candidates for Ms. Cebu 2012 at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug. We got a chance to get to know more about the candidates  through a short question and answer.

Below are answers which I personally find honest, sincere and witty from the Cebuana beauties which caught my attention(summarized answer):

Question: Which advocacy would you pursue and why?

Contestant No. 4: Rachel Chloe T. Palang answered that she would focus in culture and history of Cebu and the Cebuanos for if we          know our roots and have the right knowledge of our culture then we would better understand and appreciate the beauty of being a Cebuano.

Question: What is the advantage of being beautiful?

Contestant No. 2: Ann Caryl S. Gotingco answered that getting away with almost anything like parking and traffic violation tickets.

 

So go ahead and take a glimpse of our Cebuana contestants for Miss Cebu 2012. Who you guys betting for? 🙂

ARTICLE: DOYZKIE BUENAVIAJE  AND PHOTOS BY: CHAI RICO (iLuvCebu.com)

 

First Cebu Disaster Rescue Off Road Photo Contest

First Cebu Disaster Rescue Off Road Challenge

1st Cebu Disaster Rescue Off-Road Challenge Photo Contest

Shoot for Rescue and Medical Supplies! One day, it may be your life that needs rescuing.

February 12-13, 2011
Mandaue Reclamation Area, across Parkmall

Photo Contest Theme:

Photos submitted for consideration may be from only one, two, three, all or any combination of the following sub-themes:
a. Four-wheeling – Photos taken of vehicles while maneuvering/negotiating the race course
b. Fouled wheeling – Photos taken of disabled, crashed or overturned vehicles. It may show only portions of the vehicle or may show the entire vehicles stuck in a ditch or being rescued via crane or wrecker etc.
c. Rescue – Photos must show the human aspect – rescue and victim. It may have a part of or the whole vehicle involved within the frame
d. Side lights – photos of the vehicles or parts of the vehicles or both whether parked or on display.

Contest Guidelines:
1. This photo contest is open to ALL amateur/professional photographers. There must be at least ten (10) duly registered participants for the photo contest to be valid, otherwise it shall be declared as a no contest.
2. Your donation of Two Hundred (P200) per registrant covers Ten (10) entries. An additional ten pesos (P10) will be charged for every additional photo.
3. All entries must be submitted in an un-mounted, 5″ x 7″ photo print, with the category and photographer ID number only indicated at the back of the photo. The corresponding RAW file and JPEG file of the images in CD/DVD format. with the name of the photographer on the CD and envelope is to be submitted.
4. Deadline of submission: February 21, 2011 at Photoshop at the Baseline Complex.
5. Entries can be in monochrome (black and white) or full color only.
6. Only basic, global, post-processing actions for contrast, levels, color, sharpening and cropping are allowed. Composite images and digital alteration like adding/removing of any part of the image is disallowed.
7. Please do not include watermarks, signatures, frames/borders or other markings on the photo. Submitted entries bearing such markings shall be automatically disqualified.
8. Judging of the Photo contest will be on February 25, 2011.
9. Decision of the designated Board of Judges shall be final and un-appealable.
10. By joining this contest, winners/finalists agree that the royalty of the photographer shall not apply every time AMRO will use the photos and grants AMRO royalty-free, world-wide, exclusive license to display and reproduce the photo/s for promotional purposes.

Rights to the winning entries shall belong exclusively to AMRO. The photographer may not use the photographs or variation of that same composition for any other purpose except for his personal portfolio. Photographers will be given photo credits every time applicable.

CRITERIA
Originality and Artistic Merit 30%
Adherence to the Theme 30%
Technical Proficiency
(Composition, Exposure, Sharpness, etc.) 20%
Overall Visual Impact 20%
TOTAL 100%

PRIZES:
1st Place: P5,000 plus trophy
2nd Place: P3,000 plus trophy
3rd Place: P2,000 plus trophy
4th Place: P 1,000
5th to 10th Place: P 500.00

Miss Cebu 2011 Mia Zeeba Faridon

Mia Faridoon
3rd Year University of the Philippines student Mia Zeeba Faridon brought home the crown for Ms. Cebu 2011. Looking pretty in a black sequined ball gown by Wendell Quisido, the 19 year old wowed the judges and the crowd for her answer on how she would help in the nation building saying that she would be sharing her knowledge not just to Cebuanos but to the rest of the world.

Mia Faridoon
Below are the complete pageant results:
Miss Cebu 2011 – MIA ZEEBA M. FARIDOON
1st Runner Up – Teffanie Lene E. Llamada
2nd Runner Up – Vanessa Claudine M. Ammann
3rd Runner Up – Rosemary J. Gore
4th Runner Up – Aiko Lyanne E. Serrano
Below are the candidates list with their respective gown designers and their hair and make-up artists
Candidate No. 1
Katrina Raye Yuson
MUA: Wenwen Zaspa
Gown: Oj Hofer

Candidate No. 2
Kerrie Glad Arapoc
MUA: Roy Tizon
Gown: Ren Manabat

Candidate No. 3
Rosemary Gore
MUA: Emi Ayag
Gown: Jojo Romoff

Candidate No. 4
Katrina Jane Esmas
MUA: Aristotle Baguio
Gown: Philipp Tampus

Candidate No. 5
Benjielyn Rose Ongluico
MUA: Pines Burden
Gown: Albert Arriba

Candidate No. 6
Tefffanie Lene Llamada
MUA: Loyda Aytona
Gown: Cary Santiago

Candidate No. 7
Maureen Gail Espina
MUA: Kenneth Yamas
Gown: William Manahan

Candidate No. 8
Mia Zeeba Faridon
MUA: Nestor Gamos
Gown: Wendell Quisido

Candidate No. 9
Junelyn Bilocura
MUA: Gari Son
Gown: Arcy Gayatin

Candidate No. 10
Erica Janine Tudtud
MUA: Ramil Solis
Gown: Marichu Tan

Candidate No. 11
Vanessa Claudine Ammann
MUA: Jonas Borces
Gown: Dino Lloren

Candidate No. 12
Aiko Lyanne Serrano
MUA: Bertha Smith
Gown: Jun Escario

Casual wear by Salvador Malto, Harley Ruedas, Barbie Alvez, Edwin Ao, Protacio
Special awards are given to Katrina Raye Yuson for Ms. Photogenic and Best Designer is Philip Tampus.