Thursday, July 18, 2013

2003 Miss Bohol Sandugo: Fatima Llora Rana Part Two

ELEGANT EVENING GOWN COMPETITION

The Evening Gown Competition, the penultimate round of the pageant before the cut to the semifinals was made came next

The standouts for the sophisticated and elegant way they presented themselves were Miss Calape and Miss Tagbilaran City

The best gowns however belonged to Miss Jagna and Miss Talibon.

Miss Jagna wore a refreshingly different type of gown that was so ahead of its time. The choice of cyan, a non- traditional pageant color plus the fabric and its print design and cut made it stand out altogether.

Three years after it appeared in Miss Bohol Sandugo, a similar gown in green color was seen worn by Miss Paraguay Lourdes Arevalo in the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant where she emerged 3rd Runner Up  
 2003 vs 2006

2003 versus 2013
Miss Talibon wore a gown that had a polarizing effect among pageant fans.

Majority of fans had mixed reactions towards it when it first came out but ten years later it resurfaced with the 2013 Miss USA winner Erin McBrady of Colorado wearing a gown of a similar cut and design

Anna Maris Arcay Igpit however was in an entirely different league . The moment she made her appearance in a white evening gown that contrasted nicely with her exotic morena complexion, everyone agreed that she would run away with the Best in Evening Gown award

It was no surprise then when she was asked to step forward to receive her Best in Evening Gown trophy and sash


THE SENSATIONAL SEVEN



They were Miss Panglao, Miss Tagbilaran City, Miss Jagna, Miss Ubay, Miss Talibon, Miss Maribojoc and Miss Calape

Faye picked the question "How can you find true peace and happiness?"

She simply answered " The key to true peace and happiness is knowing yourself better"

THREE FINALISTS. ONE COMMON QUESTION

 It was now down to the last final cut before Miss Bohol Sandugo 2003 would be crowned.

Making the final round were Anna Maris Igpit of Panglao, Fatima Liora Rana of Jagna and Sheena Marie Cubillo of Calape

It was now down- to- the- wire finish and the final outcome depended on how the final question would be handled by the three finalists

The Final Question:

                     
What Boholana trait would you like to change in the new millennium?

 With pageant emcee Neil Saletrero
Faye's winning answer: 
"The Boholana trait that I would like to change in the new millennium is being very conservative because in this fast-changing world,we need to be competitiveTo be competitive, we need to go with the flow so we will not be left behind empty-handed.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

As I have repeatedly mentioned in my pageant blogs, winning or placing in a pageant is a matter of Luck, Destiny & Timing.

Even though one of the strongest candidates and because of the Law in Mathematics & Statistics, Miss Calape Sheena Marie Cubillo settled for 2nd RU

The 1st Runner Up was Miss Panglao Anna Maris Igpit who was sponsored by Alona Tropical Beach Resort and Dumaluan Beach Resort

Named the 2003 Miss Bohol Sandugo was Fatima Faye Llora Rana who became the fourth Jagnaanon beauty to win the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown thus effectively making Jagna the town with the most number of Miss Bohol Sandugo crowns.


Nine year later, another Jagnaanon, Idy Casenas Cagas made it five for Jagna, a record that would most likely remain for a long long time
 Bohol Provl Administrator Atty Jun Amora &
Bohol First Lady Ma'am Greenie Aumentado
 JAGNA MAYOR Hon. Exuperio Lloren & First Lady Nimfa Lloren
with the Top Three. 
 I have always admired how the Lloren couple
supports their Miss Bohol candidate
 PAGEANT MENTOR: with Rio Bernadas,
one of Jagna's top pageant experts & stylists

ANNA MARIS IGPIT

Two years later, Anna Maris Igpit competed again in Miss Bohol Sandugo and this time, she was crowned the winner.

For the record, Anna Maris is the second Miss Bohol Sandugo titleholder to win the crown in her second attempt.

The first was Maria Nina Cubillo who first joined in 1997 and won the crown after competing again in 1999

Anna Maris Igpit represented the province of Bohol in the 2006 Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant where she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas- World thus making history as the first Boholana to win a Bb. Pilipinas crown

SHEENA MARIE CUBILLO

Sheena Marie Cubillo was crowned the 2006 Miss Pintados Festival Queen of Leyte.

Click here for more photos & details on the 2006 Miss Pintados Festival Queen Story

She is now based in California, USA as a nurse

FATIMA LLORA RANA

Fatima graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Banking & Finance degree from Holy Name University on October 2006.

She is presently based in Manila and connected with ETRADE Financial as Operations Representative for the Correspondence Dept

Named the 2003 Miss Bohol Sandugo was Fatima Faye Llora Rana who became the fourth Jagnaanon beauty to win the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown thus effectively making Jagna the town with the most number of Miss Bohol Sandugo crowns.


Nine year later, another Jagnaanon, Idy Casenas Cagas made it five for Jagna, a record that would most likely remain for a long long time



Photo Credits:

Rio Bernados 

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