Saturday, March 30, 2013

1991 Miss Cagayan de Oro: Cecille Auxtero

Girl from Ipanema: Tall and tan and young and lovely
Back in 1991,a Boholana made history in beauty pageantry in Cagayan de Oro City, the Gateway to Northern Mindanao, when she was crowned the fairest lady of the capital city of Misamis Oriental.

With no connections and relying only on her winsome charm, vavavoom figure, wit and personality, she defied all odds and won the crown.

Of course with her pageant experience, it was an easy breeze already for her. 

Two years earlier, she was Miss Nursing and placed 1st RU in the 1989 Miss DWCT Pageant. Later that year as Miss Talibon, she placed 1st RU to Winnie Moreno Lim in the 1989 Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands Beauty Pageant

International socialite and lawmaker Tingting Cojuangco chaired that year's Panel of Judges

Who is this young lady?

She is the former Cecilia "Cecille" Auxtero now Mrs. Jonathan Requierme

 during 1991 Miss Cagayan de Oro  City Press Presentation
 with fellow candidates
Best in Swimsuit  

Tingting Cojuangco crowns our very own Cecille 
 Miss Cagayan dwe Oro & her Court of Honor
Here's a recollection of Cecille's 1991 Miss Cagayan de Oro Pageant triumph through an interview she granted me:

How many girls joined the pageant?  
There were 20 candidates. Most of them were students from Ateneo de Cagayan and were prettier and taller than me. 
Did you expect to win?  
I never expected to win but I was very confident. I expected the worst but I also hoped for the best. I left everything to God already
What made you win the crown?
I think I entered the pageant at the right time. It's all about timing and destiny. I guess my morena beauty made me stand out from the mestizas who joined the pageant and I did okay also in the Interview Portion. Most importantly, I was just being myself and just enjoyed the whole experience
You're from Bohol. How did you qualify for the pageant? 
I was qualified because I was born in CDO and prior to the contest, I had stayed there for more than six months so when I was invited to join, I had met the minimum requirements to be a candidate. 
Anything to say about your Miss Cagayan de Oro Pageant experience?
I have nothing but good memories. I made friends with almost all of the girls. Cagayan de Oro City is indeed the City of Golden Friendship"

Did you know that Cecille has very good- looking kids with hubby Jonathan Requierme? 

Her daughter Crizelle Jade is a certified beauty and her son JC is also a campus heartthrob

 during Crizelle's very recent 18th birthday
during Miss Bohol International 2012 where Crizelle was a runner up
that's daughter Cassandra who is a budding beauty as well
 Back when we were in college, she as a BS Nursing student and me as an English major, Cecille was one of the certified campus head turners who was very simple in her ways and manners

Thank You Cecille for bringing pride and honor to Bohol!

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