You know it’s summer when everyone is heading off to the beach, when the demand for thirst- quenchers skyrocket and of course when beauty pageants heat up the already sizzling days of summer.
Speaking of beauty pageants, Your Roving Eye attended the 2014 Mutya sa Tagbilaran Press Presentation held at the Café Dolores, Bohol Tropics Resort just recently and I must say that I’m impressed. This is Mayor Baba Yap’s sophomoric handling of the pageant and yet one can see how the girls are highly- regarded and taken care of by the organizing team headed by First Lady Jane Censoria C. Yap.
Mayor Baba Yap & First Lady Jane Yap with reigning Mutya 2014 Geraldine Topsnik
POLISHED PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS Except for Ms Poblacion I who was graduating that afternoon & Ms Ubujan who sprained her back after a rehearsal, the rest of the 15 girls who represented their respective barangays introduced themselves & generally, acquitted themselves quite well during the Q & A with Bohol’s media. The Bohol Toastmasters Club headed by City Information Officer Fiel Angeli Araoarao- Gabin and a quondam beauty queen herself being Miss Tagbilaran 1987 took charge with the public speaking enhancement sessions of the girls & judging from the way the girls parried the questions, they did a great job.
After seeing the girls really up close, hearing them talk & comparing notes with fellow Bohol media practitioners, Your Roving Eye believes that the strongest contenders are the girls from Pob II, Manga, Dampas, Dao & Cogon.
Poblacion 2 Dao
Dampas Manga Cogon
The list which is based solely on the girls’ performance during the press presentation can still change though and with three more weeks to go, anything can still happen before Your Roving Eye comes up with his Fearless Forecast on who will succeed Geraldine Topsnik.
For the rest of the photos care of top Boholano photographer Chris Ramasola, please visit www.ramasola.net
|Reigning Mutya 2014 Geraldine Topsnik with 14 of the girls|
SOME WORDS OF ADVICE Just be yourself girls, don’t be too rehearsed with your answers, make friends & do enjoy yourselves.
|City Administrator Edi L. Borja welcomes the media|
|Ms. Fiel Angeli Gabin|
|Dr. Dorothy Gay Dumaluan|
Cheers to the organizers and to the Bohol Toastmasters Club for facilitating the press presentation. So who will be the Darling of the Press & who will be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015?
Find out on April 24, 8 pm at the Bohol Wisdom Gym.
Photo Credits: Ric Obedencio & Chris Ramasola