Monday, November 26, 2012

2006 Miss Bohol Int'l Gown Competition

Cathy is Best in Gown

The Evening Gown Competition was a stylish and elegant tribute to the contemporary Filipina.

The candidates wore variations of the Filipiniana terno as interpreted by their designers

Judging the Best in Filipiniana was based on class & elegance, fashion flair, poise & charm and the overall impression.

I agree that the recipient of the Best in Gown award should be chosen based on how well she carried the gown and not the other way around although the choice of gown can also make or break a candidate's chances in the pageant


As far as I can remember, it was only in the 2008 Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant that there were two special awards for the evening gown category; Best in Evening Gown and then the Best Evening Gown Design awards


Loved the beaded appliques on the gown.

My only quibble? One of the butterfly sleeves kept falling from her upper shoulder but the innate elegance and queenly bearing of Loida Lagonoy made it work onstage  

Erica's youthful aura and her golden tan complemented nicely with the immaculate white Filipiniana that she wore

The dainty colors perfectly matched Catherine's petite frame. This Manila- based dynamo is very modest of her impressive list of academic and professional credentials and achievements 

Cristine, a vivacious Architecture student of Mapua Institute of Technology, chose a clingy slitted red gown which in my opinion would have been perfect if it were a few inches longer 

Richelle Angalot who would later become known as Rich Asuncion of GMA 7 and place as 1st Runner Up and win Miss Talent in the 2009 Bb. Pilipinas Pageant stuns everyone in her Harley Ruedas original that showcased her breathtaking beauty and charm

New Jersey- based Judith Galang glided and sashayed onstage and gave justice to the shimmering red gown that she chose for the pageant 

Filipina pulchritude and charm at its best when California girl Jordan Nicole made her entrance in a Maximiel Tallo creation

The moment Cathy glided down the stairs in her stunning banig- inspired Filipiniana designed & created by talented Boholano designer Maximiel Tallo, everyone gasped. 

The calculated moves, the subtle pose & the dusky morena complexion combined for one flawless evening gown presentation. 

Judith, the Illinois, USA- based ingenue, confidently strode onstage in a dramatic Filipiniana creation from renowned beauty queen maker & mega designer Renee Salud

Kathy Lynn is perfection personified in her Filipiniana. The delicate smile, the charming demeanor & coquetish stance that are all de rigueur when wearing the most revered Philippine formal dress are on full display here

Gladys Joy, the voluptuous glamazon from the town of Jagna that is known for its calamay and recognized for having the most number of Miss Bohol title holders, dazzles in her modest Filipiniana 

The charming Gayle Marielle who represented the Tagbilaranons of Toronto, Canada was one of the most spontaneous and unrehearsed candidates of the pageant. 

She truly enjoyed the whole pageant experience and it showed not only during the Interview Portion but also during the Filipiniana segment where she wowed the crowd and endeared herself to this writer!

Ivn Rzyl, the mestiza beauty based in Negros Oriental, was one of the standouts in her satiny peacock- inspired Filipiniana gown. 

Trivia: This luminous beauty was the 2005 Miss Philippines- Water titlist for Central Visayas

The sensuous charm & appeal of California- based Maribeth Lara cannot be ignored. 

She simply smoldered onstage whether in a daring and sexy festival costume or  in a conservative Filipiniana gown. 

The glittering gown would have been perfect if the under skirt was floor- length 

Your blogger trying to look cool and composed moments before the cut to the Final Five was announced

Mary Catherine is flanked by Boholano gents JR Bueno and Christian Paul Salve

Boholano pride Jerome Sala, Grand Prize Winner of the the 2005 ABS CBN Star in a Million Singing Contest serenades the girls 

Photo credits: Irving Spivey & Roger Vicente

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