With bated breath and heightened anticipation, the much- anticipated quest for Miss Bohol 2016 reached its conclusion through its glittering & exciting grand coronation night held at the Bohol Wisdom School Gym last July 17.
The hectic preparations, the last- minute coaching, the tension and intense pressure that left some of the girls in near- tears are now over and done with.
Right now, the huge and cavernous BWS gymnasium where the pageant was held and where most of the rehearsals were conducted is now back to its quiet and and dark evenings. The bright lights have been dimmed, the confetti has been swept away and thje applause has died down.
From a bevy of beautiful Boholana achievers, the spotlight and the intense scrutiny of media and the public are now focused on the brand- new Miss Bohol who is now one of the most Googled and most searched Bohol newsmakers.
What about the girls who didn't make it? How are they coping? Are they heaving a sigh of relief now that it is all over?
Will the pageant results dampen their spirits and be a big blow to their self -esteem and smash their confidence to smithereens?
Browsing over the FB pages of some of the girls who competed last Sunday night was just heartbreaking. Yet, it also offered glimmers of hope and proved how Boholanos have a strong support system; from parents like Miss Loboc’s parents who were very supportive & who were almost always present in their daughter’s pageant activities & rigid rehearsals.
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To the town mayors who gave their all- out support to their candidates. To friends and acquaintances whose unending enthusiasm never fails to amaze me. Imagine getting almost 50,000 FB shares In the race for Darling of the Social Media? That is exactly what Miss Garcia- Hernandez amassed to clinch the social media award.
The Panglao delegation that had the all- out support of Mayor Nila Montero & Councilor Aya Montero was the biggest contingent that came to offer cheers and applause for Catherine Tabaniag who for some inexplicable reason was shut out from the finals along with Judy Ann Cimafranca, the beauty & brains from Dauis, the gorgeous Quir Nicole Maghuyop and the statuesque beauty from Loon, Bretziel Laurel who is destined for a national beauty title.
I cannot mention everyone in this year’s batch of girls here but all of them really worked hard to bring home the crown for their municipalities & city. With the competitive quality of the girls who competed, it was inevitable that some of the frontrunners and fan favorites would not make it.
Scores of messages of love and support from their families, friends and fans were posted on the girls’ FB timelines can be read by one and all.
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I was so moved and touched that I am now dedicating this blog article to the Class of 2016 who can claim and recall years from now how at one point in their lives that they were a part of the annual celebration of Bohol's beauty and friendship
To The 2016 Miss Bohol Pageant Girls:
Don't you ever let the pageant results from Miss Bohol 2016 define who you are as a person.
Consider it as a phase in your life. An adventure. A learning experience. Hold your heads high for you all did a great job. You did not get the crown because you are destined for something greater.
Remember, winning a beauty title doesn't mean you're the smartest nor the prettiest.
According to Margie Moran, the second Filipina to win the Miss Universe crown, it also involves Luck. Timing & Destiny plus the personal preferences and tastes of the judges.
Lastly, always remember that you belong to a special breed of Boholanas for not everyone can be a beauty contestant.
Finally, whether you made it or not, take time to thank your family and all the people who believed in you and helped you in your journey towards the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown because a real queen is someone who is gracious and knows how to look back with gratitude So Cheers and Smile for God Loves You
Photo Credits: Vic Nielen Reyes Renegado