Question: What do Precious Lara Quigaman, Alexis Rizzini Gomez & Karla Henry have in common aside from being international beauty title holders?
Answer: All three have graced the Miss Panglao Beauty Pageant.
Five successive annual editions since it debuted in 2010, the Miss Panglao Pageant has gained a solid reputation among pageant aficionados in Bohol for being consistent in inviting world- class Filipina beauty pageants to either grace the event or sit as judge during its finals night.is shaping up as the pageant
|Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero|
Panglao’s mother & daughter tandem of Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero have always dreamt of mounting a beauty pageant in Panglao not only to serve as glamorous highlight of the town’s fiesta celebration but also to be an avenue to select the town’s spokespersons & role models for the youth. Both knew that one surefire way of building up a pageant’s reputation and credibility is the presence of highly- respected Filipina beauty queens & entertainment figures.
During the pageant’s debut in 2010, no less than 2005 Bb Pilipinas- International & 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman came to crown the first- ever pageant winner.
|Precious Lara Quigaman with Your Blogger with Fiel Angeli Gabin|
The following year, another international beauty titlist 2008 Miss Philippines Earth & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry came with bosom buddy 2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo & 2006 Bb Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Arcay Igpit of Panglao, Bohol
|Your Blogger with 2006 Bb World Anna Igpit & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry|
|Your Blogger joins Anna & Karla during the after party. Lady in red|
is Amanda Arbitrario who was recently- crowned as Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014
2012 witnessed the glamorous presence of blogging queen & TV personality Joyce Ann Burton1985 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & 1981 Miss Young Pilipinas who was a Top 10 Finalist in the 1981 Miss Young International Pageant. Miss Burton who came with husband Ron Titular was joined by 2011 Bb Pilipinas- International Diane Necio
|Your Blogger joins Joyce Burton & candidates for a wacky pose!|
|Bb Pilipinas Intl 2011 Diane Necio|
Iconic beauty queen Venus Raj 2010 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & who emerged as 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up came with 2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Tourism Intl & 2013 Miss Tourism International Alexis Rizzini Gomez
|Miss Universe 4th Runner Up Venus Raj|
|Miss Tourism Intl 2013 Alexis Rizzini Gomez|
This year, three reigning titleholders came. They were 2014 Bb Pilipinas- Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, 2014 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Asia Pacific Intl Eva Pyschee Patalinjug & 2014 Miss Philippines Earth Jaime Herell. What made their presence extra special was the presence of leading beauty queen maker & make up maven Jonas Borces & top Philippine pageant blogger Norman Tinio
|L-R:Aurora & Norman Tinio, Rommel Gonzales, Kris Janson & Your Blogger|
|L-R: Jaime Herell, Norman Tinio, Jonas Borces, Kris Janson & Eva Patalinjug|
|Jaime Herell Miss Philippines Earth 2014 obliges Your Blogger with photo|
The presence of the aforementioned ladies never failed to put a smile on every Boholano including Your Blogger who caught glimpses of their stunning visage.
I look forward to next year as we half- guess which beauty queen would enplane to Panglao. Who knows? It just might be another Filipina titleholder!
Thank You Mayor Nila & Aya & to pageant organizer Deo Guden