Friday, October 12, 2012

Bohol's Debutantes of the Decade

Turning 18 is one of the most highly- anticipated events in a girl's life. Transformation. Transition. Metamorphosis. Commencement. Call it whatever you want but it is one magical night when a girl truly becomes a princess with all eyes on her the moment she makes her grand entrance and with all the most dashing swains at her beck and call ready to curtsy and make her dance all night long

I have been blessed for the opportunity to emcee their coming out parties

Here are some of the most unforgettable debutantes of Bohol


Who can forget KARISMA ROMEA? 

Truly living up to her name's sterling attribute, the charming debutante traces her lineage to the Romeas of Maribojoc. 

If the family name rings a bell, it's because she is the granddaughter of the late J. Ning Romea, the legendary features writer of the Bohol Chronicle whose articles I always devoured every Sunday with gusto. Karisma is a BS Nursing student of Holy Name University

Karisma is the daughter of Engr. John Carlos D. Romea 
and Mrs. Teofanisa O. Romea with 
an only brother, John Carlos O. Romea II

Prince Charming for the night

Some of her classmates who were under my English 1 class during their freshman year. One of the best sections I have ever handled. Smart, respectful and behaved students

The most unforgettable moment? When her very very close friends & classmates whipped up a dance number for and with her... TRULY A LABOR OF LOVE & FRIENDSHIP!

The masquerade- themed affair was held at the MetroCentre Hotel on May 22, 2011 and was organized by Malou Lustre 

The debutante's mom, Mrs. Romea, Stanley Sevilla, topnotch choreographer, hardworking Malou Lustre, event planner extraordinaire &  Lee Purificacion, debutante's classmate


Next is GUADA LABUNOG whose team of young event organizers from Cebu transformed the venue into a scene straight from Alice in Wonderland including giant mushrooms!

Who can ever forget this birthday cake?

Guada is the daughter of Boboy & Lilia Labunog shown here with whole brood

Gorgeous gents all in a row

This was the night that I also caught a glimpse at a stunningly beautiful Boholana whose classic looks reminded me of Hollywood royalty! Her name? JUSTINE SOMBRIO

EJ Relampagos, Bohol's foremost fashion authority & pageant enthusiast, would surely be thrilled if this luminous beauty would give modeling or pageants a try. 

glammed up royalettes


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