Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eda Calimbayan Cimafranca is Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015

There was only one last hurdle before the city’s fairest would be crowned and it was the final common question that all five finalists  had to answer 
“Winning the Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 title is a great privilege. If you win as Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015, how will you live up to the title, while promoting the best that Tagbilaran City has to offer?”
Your Blogger would have been stumped had he been asked to answer the same question. To their credit, all five girls acquitted themselves well despite the tense and nerve- wracking moment. 
Edsel Roseus Villas captures the reaction of Eda at the exact moment 
her name is called as the new Mutya sa Tagbilaran 
There were 15 candidates who represented their respective barangays in Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015, considered as the glamorous prelude to the City Fiesta Celebration in honor of St. Joseph the Worker.

The panel of judges whittled down the field to five finalists after the casual interview, swimsuit & evening gown competitions.


The big winner during tonight's pageant finale was Miss Poblacion 1 Eda Calimbayan Cimafranca, 16 years old, who topped the swimsuits, casual interview and evening gown competitions on her way to being crowned as Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015. 

Pob 1 Brgy Captain Arlene Karaan led a big contingent from their barangay to cheer on for the leggy and lissome lass. Mary Eda, the daughter of Engrs. Maria Eva and Cresente Cimafranca. will represent the city in the forthcoming Miss Bohol 2015 set this July. 


1st Runner Up was Miss Dampas  Christine Ann Juguan and 2nd RU was Sheree Ann Ciruela. 

Rounding out the Final Five were Miss Dao Jennifer Lynee Winters and Miss Mansasa Ma. Mercedes Cutanda

L-R: Miss Dampas 1st RU, Miss Pob 1 Mutya 2015 & Miss Pob 2 2nd RU

The Class of 2015 whoops it up 

 Gov. Edgar Chatto assists outgoing Mutya 2014 Geraldine Topsnik

Your Blogger was able to get four of the five finalists correctly as he predicted in his Bohol Chronicle lifestyle column a week ago.  In fact, all top three winners were in my prediction list.


Best in Production Number  # 4 Pob 1
Miss Congeniality                      # 2 Cogon
Darling of the Press                   # 11 Dampas
Miss Bohol Tropics                    # 9 Tiptip
Miss Smart                                      # 2 Cogon
Miss Globe                                      # 10 Manga
Miss Talent                                    # 13 Dao

Miss Photogenic                        Cabawan
Viewers’ Choice                        Cabawan
Miss Rejuv Beauty Soap       # 12 Bool
Best in Swimsuit                      # 4 Pob 1
Best in Casual Interview       # 4 Pob 1
Best in Evening Gown          # 4 Pob 1
Darling of the Crowd             # 6 Pob 2

Best Designer is EJ Relampagos for # 13’s gown 

According to Tagbilaran City First Lady & Pageant Chair  Jane Yap
“Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 aims to champion the beauty that is in Tagbilaran. Young ladies from the 15 barangays will compete to get the chance to represent Tagbilaran – its vision and ideals – to the entire world. 
Advocating beauty with a purpose, Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 hopes to transcend beyond physical beauty and empower young ladies to maximize their potential to the good of their locality”

 Miss Tagbilaran 1987 Fiel Gabin &
Miss World 93 2
nd RU Ruffa Gutierrez
 Judges’ Briefing,  Bohol Tropics Resort
Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 was literally & figuratively a star- studded affair with celebrities & newsmakers lending their star wattage to illumine & brighten the most spectacular beauty pageant that Bohol has witnessed so far. 

Among the judges were top model Allison Harvard, designer Cary Santiago, Miss Intercontinental 2nd RU Kris Tiffany Maslog Janson, Miss World 93 2nd RU Ruffa Gutierrez & Manhunt International 2012 June Macasaet.

Congratulations to all the winners & to the organizers led by the Project Chair Jane Cajes Yap, First Lady of Tagb City, keep it up!  

Photo Credits: Ghen Lumayag Photography

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