Saturday, July 13, 2013

Strong Contenders for Miss Bohol Sandugo 2013

Based on photos, pageant experience, scholastic records and fan base, here are the early frontrunners for the 2013 Miss Bohol Sandugo crown


Miss Alicia

Miss Alicia: Brigette Burato
The Municipality of Alicia is fielding Brigette Burato, reigning Ms. SBE USC 2013 titleholder. 

The pageant is the School of Business and Economics of the University of San Carlos' annual search for students with beauty & brains who can ably represent the group as its ambassadress and spokesperson.

Brigette also won 1st RU in the Miss Olive C Cebu Campus Search, inter- school competition held last November 2012.

She is also a consistent # 1 Dean's Lister of the School of Business & Economics of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City

Brigette Burato. Beauty. Brains & Breeding

Miss Catigbian

with former Catigbian Mayor Roberto Salinas and First Lady Nerissa Baby Salinas
The Municipality of Catigbian is represented by their reigning Miss Katigbawan Festival Queen, Shereen Alainah Cano Acuna.

Her voluptuous figure, commanding stage presence and irresistible Filipina beauty and charm helped her win the Best in Swimsuit, Best in Interview and Best in Evening Gown special awards

Shereen has also represented Bohol and eventually Region 7 in the national finals of Miss UNO International 2011where she emerged 2nd Runner Up

Miss Catigbian: Shereen Alainah Acuna
Her being an active campus student leader in HNU where she graduated with a BS Nursing degree and recipient of the Leadership and Service Awards helped her develop her communication skills and made her acquire a very engaging personality that helped her land a Call Center Agent's job in Manila

You can just imagine the pressure on Shereen's shoulders. 

You see, the last two Miss Katigbawan Festival Queens of Catigbian figured prominently in the last two participation of the municipality in the pageant. 

Their 2006 Katigbawan Festival Queen Joy Marie Marimon Maglajos became the 2nd Catigbianon girl to win the Miss Bohol Sandugo and she achieved it in 2008. 

Their 2008 Festival Queen Anne Anunciado was 2011 Miss Bohol Sandugo 2nd RU
Miss Panglao

Miss Panglao: Meschellane Cajels
Another frontrunner is Panglao's bet, the very articulate and charming Meschellane Cajels, a registered nurse, whose very classy and elegant ways has already won for her the 2012 Miss Panglao title. 

She made her pageant debut in the 2009 Miss Tagbilaran Pageant where she ended up a strong 1st Runner Up finish to Daisy Jean Quilicot who eventually won the Miss Bohol Sandugo title in 2009

During Miss Tagbilaran 2009 Pageant: Meschellane is 2nd from right

L-R: Panglao Mayor Hon. Nila Montero, Sir Dodong Alcala, Ms Panglao, First Lady Pureza Chatto, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Bb Pilipinas Universe Joyce Ann Burton
With a strong and solid support from the SK Panglao Federated Chairman Hon. Aya Montero and with the backing of the newly- elected municipal mayor of Panglao, Hon. Nila P. Montero who has always believed in women and youth empowerment, expect Meschellane to figure strongly in the pageant

Miss Dauis

Miss Dauis: Elaine Calimbayan Cimafranca

Another worthy contender is the statuesque and svelte Elaine Cimafranca who is representing the Municipality of Dauis in this year's edition of Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

During Elaine's freshman year in HNU, she won a string of campus and inter- campus pageant titles; 2010 Miss HNU Nursing Sportsfest, 2010 Miss HNU Intramurals and 2010 Miss Alay Lakad. 

She would have been a formidable candidate for Miss PRISAA 2010 had she not declined the school's invitation for her to represent HNU. 

Elaine also has the backing of one of Bohol's best pageant mentors and stylists led by EJ Relampagos

Miss Guindulman

Miss Guindulman: Myra Fritzie Anana Golosino
It has been 25 long years or a quarter of a century since Guindulman won its first and so far, only Miss Bohol crown courtesy of the ageless and legendary beauty Elizabeth Mumar Anana. 

This year is very fortuitous for Guindulman because representing the Queen Town of the East is Myra Fritzie Anana Golosino, the niece of the town's only Miss Bohol titleholder

Myra's best assets would have to be her strikingly beautiful face, lean and slender frame, and her fierce and elegant catwalk that has been honed by years of experience as a ramp model in the local scene

Myra, a registered nurse, comes from a family of smart girls as well. 

And by the way, did you know that Myra was also short- listed as Pinoy Dream Academy contender when ABS CBN held their auditions here in Bohol during the summer of 2009?


So who among these girls from my initial picks with the help of course of some pageant experts would claim the much- coveted Miss Bohol Sandugo 2013 crown on July 20 at the Bohol Cultural Center? 

Or will it be an underdog or dark horse who will snatch the crown from the front runners?

Anything can happen between now and July 20. 

As I have always said, being crowned as a beauty queen is not solely dependent on one's beauty, charm or brains. 

Luck, destiny and timing play an important role too


Please don't forget to watch the Swimsuit Competition of the 2013 Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant happening tonight at the Miravilla Resort & Restaurant. 

Be there!


By the way, to spice things up, please join my fun survey as to who you think will be crowned the 2013 Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

Look for the list of names on the upper right sidebar of this page. You can vote for as many girls as you want. Support your favorite candidates

A special blog feature will be written and dedicated for the Top Three Girls who get the highest number of votes so tell your friends and family to cast their votes NOW

Have fun!

By the way, I hope that the supporters and friends of the other girls can send me the basic info and photos that I have been requesting for so that pageant fans would also get the chance to know them better

I want to hear from you dear blog readers. 

Who are your favorites? 

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