Friday, July 18, 2014

Emceeing the Miss Bohol Pageant Through the Years


This year, Your Blogger will mark a milestone in his life. It will be 25 years since I hosted my very first beauty pageant. It was year 1989 and I was then the president of the English Club and the former Fiel Angeli Araoarao now Mrs. Gabin wa the vice- president. 


We were both summoned to the Dean's Office where we got informed that we were to emcee the 1989 Miss College of Arts & Sciences Search of DWCT. I was both excited and nervous at the same time because I never had any prior hosting experience. I still remember that unforgettable night of the pageant when my calm and modulated voice belied the state of nervousness that I was in. In fact, both my hands were shaking when I was interviewing the girls onstage.
Miss Tagbilaran 1987 Fiel Angeli Gabin with Rose Soy
After that pageant, there was no looking back and to this day, I still consider myself lucky for having the best mentors like Ma’am Rose “Baby” Sarabosing and for being given the best breaks.

Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman & Fiel Gabin

Since today is the eve of the 2014 Miss Bohol Pageant, let me take you to a walk down memory lane through three different decades of hosting the most prestigious pageant in the province

I would like to extend my most sincere thank you to the former winners of the Miss Bohol Pageant not only for the lifetime friendship but also for being gracious and kind enough to lend me their photos:

Miss Bohol Sandugo 1990: Tiffany M. Yap
Miss Bohol Sandugo 1996: Lianne Reyes Canoy

Miss Bohol Sandugo 2000: Mellanie Wallace
Miss Bohol Sandugo 2001: Vanessa Cadorna
 (she took over after the winner wasn't able to carry out her duties )
Miss Bohol Sandugo 2008: Joy Marie Maglajos
Barong original from Omie Auza
Miss Bohol Sandugo 2009 Co- host: Cathy Remperas 
an  ABS CBN's PBB Housemate 2009
Miss Bohol Sandugo 2010 Co- host: Rhiz Arenas who
reigned as Miss Bohol Sandugo 2004
Miss Bohol Sandugo 2011: Farrah Faye Mian
During the Final Q & A in Miss Bohol Sandugo 2011

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