Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Which Beauty Queens Have Been at the Miss Panglao Pageant?

Question: What do Precious Lara Quigaman, Alexis Rizzini Gomez & Karla Henry have in common aside from being international beauty title holders?

Answer: All three have graced the Miss Panglao Beauty Pageant.

Five successive annual editions since it debuted in 2010, the Miss Panglao Pageant has gained a solid reputation among pageant aficionados in Bohol for being consistent in inviting world- class Filipina beauty pageants to  either grace the event or sit as judge during its finals night.is shaping up as the pageant
Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero
Panglao’s mother & daughter tandem of Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero have always dreamt of mounting a beauty pageant in Panglao not only to serve as glamorous highlight of the town’s fiesta celebration but also to be an avenue to select the town’s spokespersons & role models for the youth. Both knew that one surefire way of building up a pageant’s reputation and credibility is the presence of highly- respected Filipina beauty queens & entertainment figures.

During the pageant’s debut in 2010, no less than 2005 Bb Pilipinas- International & 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman came to crown the first- ever pageant winner.

   Lara Quigaman with Your Blogger & Fiel Angeli Gabin 
The following year, another international beauty titlist 2008 Miss Philippines Earth & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry came with bosom buddy 2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo & 2006 Bb Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Arcay Igpit of Panglao, Bohol
Your Blogger with 2006  Bb World Anna Igpit & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry
Your Blogger joins Anna & Karla during the after party. Lady in red
is Amanda Arbitrario who was recently- crowned as Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014
2012 witnessed the glamorous presence of blogging queen & TV personality Joyce Ann Burton1985 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & 1981 Miss Young Pilipinas who was a Top 10 Finalist in the 1981 Miss Young International Pageant. Miss Burton who came with husband Ron Titular was joined by 2011 Bb Pilipinas- International Diane Necio
Your Blogger joins Joyce Burton & candidates for a wacky pose!
Bb Pilipinas Intl 2011 Diane Necio
Iconic beauty queen Venus Raj 2010 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & who emerged as 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up came with 2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Tourism Intl & 2013 Miss Tourism International Alexis Rizzini Gomez

Miss Universe 4th Runner Up Venus Raj
Miss Tourism Intl 2013 Alexis Rizzini Gomez
This year, three reigning titleholders came. They were 2014 Bb Pilipinas- Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, 2014 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Asia Pacific Intl Eva Pyschee Patalinjug & 2014 Miss Philippines Earth Jaime Herell. What made their presence extra special was the presence of leading beauty queen maker & make up maven Jonas Borces & top Philippine pageant blogger Norman Tinio

L-R:Aurora & Norman Tinio, Rommel Gonzales, Kris Janson 
& Your Blogger at The Bellevue 
 L-R: Jaime Herell, Norman Tinio, Jonas Borces, 
Kris Janson & Eva Patalinjug
Jaime Herell Miss Philippines Earth 2014 obliges 
Your Blogger with photo
The presence of the aforementioned ladies never failed to put a smile on every Boholano including Your Blogger who caught glimpses of their stunning visage.

I look forward to next year as we half- guess which beauty queen would enplane to Panglao. Who knows? It just might be another Filipina titleholder!

Thank You Mayor Nila & Aya & to pageant organizer Deo Guden

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