Thursday, December 13, 2012

2007 MISS CVRAA: Johana Feliz Pilayre

channeling Audrey Hepburn's ingenue look
I have always been fascinated and in awe of that special breed of charmers who excel not only in the beauty department but also in other fields like the performing arts, sports & academics.

Our spotlight will now focus on one such lady. She is Johana Feliz del Mar Pilayre from Ubay, Bohol. 

Hannah as peers and family call her was Miss CVRAA in 2007

It was to be the first of two Region 7 beauty titles to be won that same year. 

The other title was to be conquered by Nathalim Nalupa later in August 


Johana graduated as Class Valedictorian not only once but twice. 

The first time was back in 2003 when she graduated from Sacred Heart Learning and Formation Center (elementary) and when she finished her secondary studies at Ubay National Science High School in 2007) 


The annual regional pageant was held in Dumaguete City and 10 candidates who all won in their respective preliminary competitions from Central Visayas (composed of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental & Siquijor) participated in the glamorous beauty & brains search. 

Among the girls who have competed in the search were Beauty Gonzales PBB Housemate Teen Edition and our very own Rich Angalot. 

Both of them placed as runner up in their respective years. 

Johana represented Bohol Province after winning Miss STEP (Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines) Region 7 and representing Region 7 in the national pageant 


Her court included 1st RU Miss Dumaguete City, the crowd favorite being the hometown girl. 

Miss Cebu Province was 2nd RU, Miss Oriental Negros 3rd RU, and Tagbilaran City’s bet Chandrina Schreurs was 4th RU. 

Chandrina would later on become Miss Bohol Sandugo 2008 1st RU. 


She had two coaches; the official coach was her high school biology teacher, Miss Grace Gran, while her unofficial coach was her beloved Mama who she lovingly and affectionately described as a stage mother. 

Well, amen to that for mothers most often than not know best. 

Popular and influential Boholano designer and pageant mentor Tracy Torres designed her evening gown and did her hair and make up 


COLLEGE DAYS. with Cebu Normal University classmates 
She pursued her BS Nursing degree at the Cebu Normal University where she graduated in 2011. 

She took and passed the Nurses Licensure Exams later the same year. 

I was actually delighted and pleasantly surprised to see Johana at the 2012 Soltera ng Inabanga Pageant, Inabanga town’s fiesta highlight & official preliminary to select the town’s candidate for Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

I was invited as a member of the Panel of Judges for the prelim

This time, Johana was onstage as emcee. 

And to her credit, she did her job well. 

Aside from being beautiful, she was very confident and expressed herself well and most importantly, she made the candidates feel at ease especially in the Interview round. 


Presently, Johana is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse at Holy Name University Medical Center Foundation Inc., and enjoying her job. 

"Handling babies could be challenging but I have come to love it. I am also pursuing my master's degree in HNU and accepting hosting jobs from various pageants and events. Looking forward to more of it. Thank you Sir Raul of course, for I got a little help from the experience of working with you and being with you on stage when we were co- emcees during the 2011 Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant"

I predict more doors of opportunities for this unassuming yet very talented & charming Boholana beauty & brains

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