Whatever the outcome of the pageant, she can finally heave a sigh of relief knowing that it would all be over and she would be able to return to her seemingly normal schedule of school- dorm- school routine
Yes, then and until now, the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant has always been regarded as the most prestigious beauty competition in the province with the title opening doors of opportunities and instant fame for the winner and a reason for celebration to the city or town whose representative has won the crown.
TALIBON Judith Evangelista, DAUIS Floribeth Lariosa
|SIKATUNA Ginalyn Araysa, DUERO Aizza Evalarosa, ANTEQUERA Maia Nunag|
Declared Miss Bohol Sandugo 1994 was Miss Tagbilaran City, 16 year old Vanessa Joyce Matuod Evardone, 1st RU was Miss Jagna Genevieve Jamisola, the Magna Cum Laude graduate from DWCT who would later on be a very successful businesswoman in Bohol. 2nd RU was Miss Ubay May Ann Boyles Ubay
parents Mr. Frank & Mrs. Hospicia Evardone & elder
who was Miss Tagbilaran 1991 and Miss Bohol Sandugo 2nd RU in 1991
In a province that takes its beauty pageants seriously and passionately, bitter rivalry & irrational behavior sometimes take over prudence and common sense especially when the municipalities and the city send competitive candidates to the annual search for Bohol's fairest. 1994 was no exception.
The hottest controversy involved Vanessa Joyce herself. A lot of the municipalities had questioned her participation because at the time of the pageant, she was just 16 years old and the age qualification was 17 to 23 years old.
My take on this? If I had to lose in a beauty pageant, I had to lose to the most deserving candidates.
The issue on age requirements would resurface again years later when the participation of Miss Calape Mellanie Wallace in the 2000 edition of the pageant was also questioned because of her age. She was only 16 years old at the time of the pageant
AFTER MISS BOHOL SANDUGO 1994
Bambi also holds the distinction of being the Golden Jubilee Queen of Southwestern University as 1996 was SWU's Golden Anniversary after being founded as a university.
After her student days were over, Bambi would reap more honors and achieve more of her personal and professional goals. This would be the subject for Part Two on this amazing Boholana achiever