Panglao’s very own Amanda Arbitrario who bested a field of 12 finalists from around the country for the title of Miss Scuba Philippines 2014 is already in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to represent the country in the Miss Scuba International 2014.
The beauty competition aims to drum up conservation campaigns to educate and inspire people to do their best in safeguarding the oceans, as well as underwater.
Considering that last year’s Philippine rep Christine Love Bernasor placed 1st RU, Amanda isn’t feeling the pressure. “I would rather focus on making friends and promoting my country’s dive spots and tourist attractions particularly Panglao and Bohol”.
At the same time, I want to enjoy this once-in-a- lifetime experience and and be a representative that Bohol would be proud of” Well said, Amanda!
| Amanda explored the dive spots of Balicasag Island|
before flying off for Malaysia
Panglao Mayor Nila Montero is extending to Amanda the same support she gave to another Panglao beauty Anna Maris Igpit when the latter competed in Miss World 2006.
“Amanda’s perfectly- timed victory in Miss SCUBA Philippines means that Panglao has found a spokesperson & defender of its aquatic resources”.
We are absolutely thrilled that another Boholana and a Panglaoanon at that is representing our country in an international contest. May she bring home the crown! Let us join hands as we pray for her success on Nov 28”
|Mayor Nila Montero & Vice- Mayor Pedro Fuertes|
Good luck! Here’s another trivia for pageant aficionados: Amanda is the third Boholana after Anna Maris Igpit and Ella Buhion Evangelista to represent the country in an international pageant after winning or placing in a national preliminary.
| Your Blogger with Amanda, Karla Henry Miss Earth 2008 & |
Anna Maris Igpit Bb Pilipinas- World 2006
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