Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Miss Calape 2017 Swimsuit Competition

Swimsuits have single- handedly drawn in heated arguments and heightened interests in beauty pageants. One would think that in these modern times, asking candidates to slip into two- piece swimsuits would be such a breeze but no.

To be in one- piece or in two- piece?  As far as the Miss Calape 2017 organizers were concerned, choosing the swimsuit design turned out to be one of the most difficult decisions. From the day that the list of official candidates was released up to the last few days leading to the coronation night, the girls were divided when it came to selecting a swimsuit design that would be acceptable for all.


The organizers were so glad that the girls had minds of their own and they really stood their ground when it was suggested that they wear two- piece swimsuits.

Actually, the swimsuit competition is there for a purpose and not as an excuse to flaunt those perfectly- sculpted bodies in identical swimwear.

So why is there a swimsuit competition? Joining a beauty pageant is like applying for a job. Being a beauty queen is a full- time job with a hectic schedule for the winners. It’s not all glamour.

Behind those parties, special guest appearances and photo shoots are the constant travels, endless speaking engagements and personality enhancement classes. You need to be fit, healthy and have the stamina to endure and survive a year of reign as queen.

 Miss Calape 2017 Swimsuit Competition




And how do organizers determine a girl’s qualification and mental stamina? During the swimsuit competition which highlights the candidates’ physical fitness and showcases womanhood’s beauty and symmetry. 

How they look and appear in their swimsuits reflect on their discipline, attitude & drive. Furthermore, swimsuits are empowering and liberating to women for it gives them the liberty to be in control and to be comfortable with their bodies.

We all know already that beauty pageants have evolved from mere bathing suit parades back in the 1950's into the modern- day quest for the complete package who can be an effective spokesperson, a role model, a beauty product endorser and a woman who radiates inner beauty as well

Nowadays, the obligatory quarter- turns which are likened to a cattle call or meat parade have been dropped and the mention of vital statistics, age, height, hair & eye color has been to avoid being labelled as promoters of women as objects of fantasies.

So here are the candidates in Miss Calape 2017 in their one- piece swimwear:
 
 Miss Bentig I 
 Miss Labuon 
 Miss Calunasan 
 Miss Sta. Cruz 
 Miss Bentig II


 
Miss Abucayan Norte 
 Miss Mandaug 

Miss Desamparados 
 Miss Tultugan 
 Miss Catmonan 
Based on the individual assessment of the judges, it was Candidate # 5 Miss Bentig II Angelika Concha who clinched the Best in Swimsuit award not only for her stratospheric height, legs that go on for miles and miles but also because of her captivating & winsome smile and confident strut onstage. 

Photo Credits: 

Vic Nielen of Vieuma Photography
Paul Albert

Miss Calape 2017 Evening Gown Competition

The evening gown competition would always be the most elegant part of any beauty pageant for it showcases each candidate as she sashays onstage in the most classy and most regal way. 

The choice of gown could either make or break the chances of the candidates as the judges give points for their overall presentation but in the end it’s how the girls carry the gowns that really matter. After all, it’s “Best in Gown” and not the “Best Gown” award that is given to the candidate who tops this segment. 
 Miss Calape 2017 candidates shone & glittered in their Kim Villamor gowns


Here are the ten candidates in their evening gowns all created by Kim Villamor during the recently- concluded Miss Calape 2017 Pageant.

Miss Bentig I
 Miss Labuon
 Miss Calunasan

 Miss Sta. Cruz

 Miss Bentig II




 Miss Abucayan Norte

 Miss Mandaug

 Miss Desamparados

 Miss Tultugan

Miss Catmonan 
At the end of the evening gown competition, Miss Sta. Cruz, Michaella Cubillo Fronteras was named by the judges as Best in Evening Gown. She had one of the best gowns that was in glittering matte gold that complemented her sun- kissed complexion and of course, she also had one of the best gown presentations while onstage.

Miss Sta. Cruz even caught the eye of ABS CBN's Tony Labrusca 
Photo Credits: Vic Nielen of Vieuma Photography

Friday, May 12, 2017

An Angel Is Crowned Miss Calape 2017

Tall and statuesque at 5 feet and 8 inches, 17 year old Angelika Ganol Concha of Bentig was crowned Miss Calope 2017 after she bested a field of 10 lovelies during the grand coronation night held at the Calape Cultural Center & Sports Arena.  She earned the distinction of being the first to wear the Shandar crown specially designed & created for the Miss Calape 2017 Pageant.
 Angelika reacts after being named Miss Calape 2017


 crowned by Calape  Mayor Nelson Yu & First Lady Necie Yu with
Miss Calape 2012  Anne Roxas Rulona
Aside from the title and the honor of representing her town in the Miss Bohol 2017 Pageant this July, Ms. Concha also won five of the 13 special awards and corporate titles that were handed out during the pageant.  
 Photo Credits: Vieuma Photography
She was named Best in Swimsuit, Best in Interview, Miss EJ Relampagos Style Award, Miss Renaissance Spa & the People’s Choice Award.
 Photo Credits: Vieuma Photography



in her Kim Villamor evening gown 
Photo Credits: Vieuma Photography
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE
Rounding out the winners’ circle were 1st RU Michaella Fronteras of Sta. Cruz, 2nd RU Saraiah Alexandra Nueva of Mandaug, 3rd RU Kathyleen Joie A. Asilo of Abucayan Norte and 4th RU Bea N. Rasonabe of Calunasan.
3rd RU Kathyleen,  1st RU Michaella, MC 2017 Angelika, 2nd RU Saraiah, 4th RU Bea
Photo Credits: Ric Obedencio
 
COMPLETE LIST OF SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS:

SPECIAL AWARD
NAME OF CANDIDATE
AREA REPRESENTED
Miss Photogenic
# 4 Michaella C. Fronteras
Sta. Cruz
Miss Friendship
# 7 Saraiah Nueva
Mandaug
Miss Talent
# 10 Jeselle D. Tesorio
Catmonan
Best in Prod’n Number
# 4 Michaella C. Fronteras
Sta. Cruz
Best in Swimsuit
# 5 Angelika G. Concha
Bentig
Best in Interview
# 5 Angelika G. Concha
Bentig
Best in Gown
# 4 Michaella  C. Fronteras
Sta. Cruz
People’s Choice Award
# 5 Angelika G. Concha
Bentig
Darling of the Press
# 1 Vivian Joyce T. Orillosa
Bentig
SMART Texters’ Choice
# 10 Jeselle D. Tesorio
Catmonan
Miss Renaissance Spa
# 5 Angelika G. Concha
Bentig
EJ Relampagos Style Award
# 5 Angelika G. Concha
Bentig
Ms. Alona Tropical Beach Resort
# 6 Kathyleen A. Asilo
Abucayan Norte

THE BOARD OF JUDGES
 
 spectacular stage setup that incorporated the LED wall technology
The board of judges chaired by DPWH Region 7 Director Engr. Ador Canlas included Mr. Supranational- Philippines 2016 AR Dela Serna, Miss Bohol International 2009 Carleen Angelica Yap, top Boholano designer EJ Relampagos, Cortes Mayor Hon. Iven Lim, Bohol Prov’l Administrator AE Damalerio, Bohol First Lady & Balilihan Mayor Pureza Chatto.
 
 Miss Calape 2017 Swimsuit Competition
Photo Credits: Vieuma Photography
 
The 10 candidates competed in swimsuits, evening gowns, interviews and talent before they were trimmed down to the final five.
  Pageant host Gayle Yu interviews Tony Labrusca & James Ryan Cesena
Adding excitement to the evening were James Ryan Cesena & Tony Labrusca, both discoveries from ABS CBN’s Pinoy Boy Band Superstar talent search.

Calape Mayor Nelson Yu and First Lady Necie Yu, the pageant’s project chair extended their congratulations to all the winners and thanked everyone who supported the pageant.


EVENT SPONSORS:  

PROVINCIAL GOVT. OF BOHOL, GOV.EDGAR M. CHATTO, VICE GOV. DIONISIO D. BALITE, 1ST DISTRICT CONG. RENE L.RELAMPAGOS, BM VINCENZO ARCAMO, BM ABELEON DAMALERIO, BM RICKY MASAMAYOR, CORTES MAYOR IVEN LIM ,MR. NEIL ORVEN YU
  
EVENT PRESENTER:

ALTURAS GROUP OF COMPANIES

EVENT SPONSORS:

BOHOL BEE FARM, BOFFO RESORT- A SERENE EXPERIENCE, ALONA TROPICAL BEACH RESORT, RENAISSANCE SPA & BEAUTE STUDIO, SMART COMMUNICATIONS, BOHOL’S ROVING EYE- FOR PAGEANT NEWS & INFORMATION, LECHON MANOK NI SR. PEDRO & PIDRO’S FASTFOOD VILLAGE, THE BUZZ CAFÉ, VETERANS' BANK, LANDBANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, DBP TUBIGON BRANCH, CFI, B & J COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC SERVICE, BOHOL QUALITY SUPERSTORE, COOPERATIVE BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES , BLUE GRASS PROJECT Event Styling & Landscaping, STI SENIOR HIGH for Grades 11 & 12 Official Pageant Tabulator for Fast & Accurate Results, MR. MIGUEL ORTIZ OF SMALL TOWN LOTTERY (STL) TAGBILARAN

SPECIAL THANKS :

TJ MEDRANA PHOTOGRAPHY, CHRISTIAN LUNGAY PHOTOGRAPHY, VIEUMA PHOTOGRAPHY
XTIAN PRODUCTIONS


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