Friday, October 4, 2013

Candy Cumayas of Panglao, Bohol

Tall and Tan and Young and Lovely. Except that she’s not from Ipanema. This sweet 5’ 8” sixteener who has a pair of kilometric legs that could go on for miles and miles is from our very own Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao.

Who is she? She is Candy Cumayas, the middle of three children of Marcosa Horcerada-Cumayas and the late Fernando Cumayas. She is presently in her sophomore year taking BS Tourism Management at the Holy Name University.

Why the course? Candy foresees the time that she will take over their tourism oriented- family businesses; Spiked Coconut Bar, one of the hottest party places in Alona Beach noted for its acoustic music, and Mhar’s Paradise, a quaint bed and breakfast inn

Born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, Candy is creative, funny, gifted with a sense of humor and whiles away her time by strumming her guitar.

When asked who her greatest inspiration is, she said it’s her mom Marcosa who single-handedly raised her and her siblings when their dad met his untimely demise.

With her facial beauty that resembles Assunta de Rossi in her younger years, statuesque figure and towering height, she was asked if she has plans of joining beauty pageants. 
“I reluctantly joined the 2011 Miss Panglao Pageant after the organizers led by SK Panglao Chair Aya Montero discovered me during the Rotary 2011 Santacruzan where I reigned as Reyna Elena.
To my surprise, I made the Top Eight and was voted as Miss Globe and Face of the Night. Hopefully, with luck, timing and ample preparation, I just might join again and win a crown next time,” said Candy.
This 18 year old who stands 5’ 8 “ inches  tall is this year’s Miss Holy Name University Personality titleholder. 

She swept practically all of the awards; 

Best in Interview, Best in Outdoors Fun Attire, Best in Corporate Attire, Best in Production Number and Best in Evening Gown

Who knows?

With the right mentor and if it’s destined for her, Candy Cumayas just might be the next Panglaoanon to make a splash in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant or Mutya ng Pilipinas!

Locale: Alona Tropical Beach Resort, Panglao, Bohol

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