Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2008 Miss Bohol Sandugo: Joy Marie Maglajos


It was Friday, July 18, 2008 and inside the refurbished Bohol Cultural Center, there was palpable excitement in the air. 

Of course, it was understandable since the annual search for Bohol’s fairest had a three year hiatus thus giving Anna Maris Igpit, Miss Bohol 05, the longest reign ever since the pageant was renamed Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

Naturally, pageant fanatics were so eager and curious to find out who will fill the big shoes left by Ms. Igpit, the first Boholana to win a Binibini crown when she was proclaimed the 2006 Bb. Pilipinas- World 

It was a year of outstanding girls also who came from all over the province

TRIVIA : The 2008 pageant has the distinction of being the first Miss Bohol pageant to be held in an air- conditioned venue. 

SIDENOTE: 

The 2008 edition of Miss Bohol Sandugo was to be the first of four consecutive years of hosting the pageant for your blogger. 

The last time I hosted it prior to 2008 was back in 2002. In between, I had the opportunity to host the 2003 and 2006 editions of Miss Bohol International

The brilliant and very talented Alexis Cadelina of Jagna choreographed and directed the pageant for the first time. He has been handling the pageant for five consecutive years already and still counting

2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo & 2006 Bb. Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Arcay Igpit

during her triumphant homecoming
Fourteen lovely ladies competed for the crown and they were: 

AUBREY JUMAMOY - Ms. Image Marketing, CHANDRINA ELLUISKA SCHREURS - Ms. SK Bohol Federation, DONNA MARICEL CARDINO - Ms. ICM (Island City Mall), JANE IRIS RACHO - Ms. Balilihan, JOY MARIE MAGLAJOS - Ms. Catigbian, LOVELY LIGONES - Ms. Tagbilaran, LUPA EMELIA PINAT - Ms. YCY Marketing, 

MARIA CIELO ANGELIE CAJES - Ms. Trinidad, MARIA CORAZON DELA CRUZ - Ms. Shoppers Mart, MELODY AMOR BUNGABONG - Ms. Alburquerque, MICHELLE LATRAS - Ms. Talibon, ISABEL JOY ANCOG - Ms. Carmen, VANESSA LEOPARDA - Ms. Baclayon and VIRAME EVANGELISTA - Ms. ECS Consultancy

THE PRE- PAGEANT FAVES:

So- called pageant experts picked Miss Talibon, Miss SK Bohol Federation, Miss ICM, Miss Tagbilaran and Miss Catigbian as the girls to beat

TALENT NIGHT HIGHLIGHT:

During the Talent Night, the candidate from Trinidad outshone the other ladies with her showstopping balitaw performance. Maria Angeli Cielo Cajes would always be remembered as having the best talent performance ever in Miss Bohol history. 

Her performance was such a hit that she was invited to present her talent at the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant the following year. Her performance which evoked nostalgic reminiscences reportedly moved some of the balikbayans in the audience to tears 

Check the link below for her award- winning Talent performance

                                            
    Cielo Cajes enthralls in the Talent Competition
PAGEANT NIGHT
BACKSTAGE: Ms ICM, Ms SK, Ms Carmen, Ms Alburquerque, 
Ms Catigbian, Ms Balilihan & Ms Baclayon
FIVE FINALISTS:
The Final Five were Miss Talibon, Miss Catigbi-an, Miss Trinidad, Miss ICM and Miss SK Bohol Federated.  UPSETS & SURPRISES The upset of the night was the non- inclusion of Miss Tagbilaran as finalist. Miss Trinidad who was not among the favorites was a pleasant surprise in the Top Five. She deserved her finalist placement by virtue of her outstanding talent, charming personality, confidence, engaging interview and communication skills. If only she were a little bit taller, she would have made the Top Three. 

Miss Talibon Michelle Latras was highly favored to win the crown going to the final round. After all, she already clinched the Best in Interview, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown special awards. Days earlier during the Press Presentation, she was also voted by the media as the Darling of the Press

The gorgeous half- Dutch beauty from Garcia- Hernandez Miss SK Federated Chandrina Elluiska Schreurs was named Best in Festival Costume and was the recipient of three other special awards

FINAL QUESTION & ANSWER
Each of the finalists then picked the name of the judge who would be asking her the final question.  After the interviews, the judges then ranked the ladies based on how they answered the final question with equal consideration given to poise, personality projection, warmth and stage presence
L-R: Donna Cardino, Chandrina Schreurs, Joy Maglajos, Michelle Latras, Cielo Cajes
L- R: 1st RU Miss SK Chandrina Schreurs, MBS 08 Ms Catigbian Joy Maglajos, 2nd RU Ms Talibon Michelle Latras
Before the night ended, Joy Marie Maglajos of Catigbian emerged as the new Miss Bohol Sandugo 2008 crowned by Miss Bohol Sandugo 2005 Anna Maris Igpit.

Miss SK Bohol Federated Chandrina Elluiska Schreurs , a half- Dutch & half Filipina beauty was 1st runner-up while Miss Talibon Michelle Latras was 2nd runner-up

OTHER INTERESTING TIDBITS:  
Donna Maricel Cardino, Miss ICM and one of the Top Five Finalists first joined the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant in 2004.
Aside from being selected as one of the Top Ten Semifinalists from a field of 24 captivating beauties that year, she was also voted by the press and official photographers as Miss Photogenic and chosen Best in Swimsuit.
Her pageant experience and modeling stints helped her a lot for she would later on be crowned Miss Mandaue 2011 and represent Central Visayas in the national finals for Miss World Philippines 2011
Miss Tagbilaran Lovely Ligones would later join Miss Fitrum, a nationwide beauty search in a noontime tv show of ABS CBN and qualify in the Grand Finals

ABOUT MISS BOHOL SANDUGO 2008
Joy Marie Maglajos, daughter of Mario Maglajos and Emerlita Marimon, finished her BS Computer Engineering in HNU year 2006

Joy Maglajos during the Pre- Pageant


that's me interviewing the newly- crowned Miss Bohol Sandugo 2008
MISS KATIGBAWAN FESTIVAL 2006
She was selected by her municipality as the town’s candidate after winning the 2006 Miss Katigbawan Festival Search which served as the highlight of the Katigbawan Festival which takes place every 3rd week of June of each year in celebration of the foundation day of Catigbian every June 17.

Joy Marie's kababayans led by Catigbia-an's very supportive mayor, the Hon. Roberto Salinas popularly known as "BertSals" and the town's first lady Ma. Nerissa, witnessed her coronation as Bohol's fairest. Truly, a very proud moment for Joy Marie

Her spontaneity, refreshing candor and strong personality projection plus her innate grace and elegance won for her the crown in a very competitive pageant year 


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT When asked for her most memorable moment during the pageant, Joy said it was winning the Best Gown Design Award. 

It meant so much to her for she herself designed the classic black evening gown with assistance from her handler Louie

Presently, she is based in Manila where she has been connected with F2 Logistics Phils Inc for the past three years

Regarding her lovelife, she mentions that she is in a six year relationship. 

Do we hear wedding bells? Joy replied with an enigmatic “ Sooner than you think Raul” 
"Joy, I would be more than glad to emcee your wedding reception"
It is a pleasure to have met and known Miss Joy Marie Maglajos, the second Catigbianon lady to win the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown after Jenifer Ejoc who won the crown back in 1999

My warmest congratulations also to the Miss Bohol Sandugo Batch of 2008. You are all winners and you are truly the pride of Bohol and you deserve the recognition

Good luck on your future endeavors! God bless always Special Thanks to Omie Auza for my exquisite Barong Tagalog For the Complete List of Miss Bohol Titleholders, click the link below:

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