Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2011 Miss Batuan Pageant: The Crowning Moment

The unanimous choice for the crown
When my good friend from college Marietta Adlaon Quesada of Batauan, Bohol LGU gave me a call requesting for my assistance as Project Consultant and Pageant Emcee for the 2011 Miss Batuan Search, I couldn't say no. 

After all, Mommy Mayette, as we fondly called her during our student days is the go- getter type who wouldn't take NO for an answer. Besides, the refreshing and cool clime of the town up in Central Bohol would be a welcome change from the frenetic pace of Tagbilaran City

Endless crisscrossing from Tagbilaran to Batuan and back resulted in a grand and spectacular pageant night that drew mixed reactions from those who witnessed the pageant. Well, partly because so much was at stake in the pageant

The participating barangays and schools that placed in the Top Three were to be given cash incentives to finance or jumpstart any livelihood project or advocacies espoused

Kudos to the very credible set of judges that was never swayed by the very partisan crowd that rooted for the girls. 

In the end, the crown went to the girl who was deemed to have the complete package; beauty, bundles of charm & confidence plus the requisite interview skills.

The name of the winner? Ms Clareziel Digamon Ladringan 

Best in Gown & EJ Designer's Choice is Ms Rizal High School. She was 4th RU
Kristine Logrono, a former college student of mine was the outgoing queen

Bohol First Lady & Chair of Judges Pureza Chatto with the queen

L-R: #15 Ms Rizal High School, 4thRU, # 9 Ms Poblacion Sur, Matet Digamon Calapan 1st RU, Ms Batuan is #10 Ms Quezon Ms Clareziel Digamon Ladringan (Clariz), # 8 Ms Poblacion Norte Rhea Jean Polinar 2nd RU, # 1 Ms Santa Cruz Ms Shiela Dantes 3rd RU

Photo Credits:  Jojit Lanas
                             Glenboi Photography

Here is the link to the 2011 Miss Batuan Pageant Parade of Festival Costumes:

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