Mass Com Student named Miss Tacloban 2017
TACLOBAN CITY – A second year Mass Communications Student of Asian Development Foundation College was crowned Miss Tacloban 2017 during the Grand Coronation Night held last Saturday, June 24 at the Tacloban City Convention Center (Astrodome).
Eighteen year old Chelsea Fernandez bested 11 other candidates by being chosen as Tacloban’s Ambassador of Beauty and Goodwill. A crowd favorite, Fernandez also bagged 13 Special Awards, among them Best in Swimwear, Ms. Eloquence, Ms. Flawless, Ms. Coca-cola, Ms. Hyundai, Ms. M. Lhuillier and Ms. RDL.
Named First Runner-up was Candidate number 9 Angela Norwillen Cabel, who was also named among others, Ms Tacloban Top Model, Ms. Photogenic and Best in Long Gown; Candidate number 4 Lourdelen Briones placed second; while third runner up was Laurence Comandao, who also won the Ms. RDL and Ms. Fahrenheit Special Awards. Adjudged fourth runner-up was Beverly Rose Basalo, who was named Ms. Cignal, Ms. Ever Belina and Ms.Dental World.
Other Special awardees were Candidate Number 10 Mary Gold Tano who won Best Production Number, Miss Congeniality and Ms. RDL Beauty Skin; Ms.Hotel XYZ candidate number 1 Sam Sarah Louise Torreros; and Best in Talent Candidate Number 11 Annie Rose Marie Abatias.
People’s Choice Awardee – the Candidate with the most likes on Social Media was Kate Lee Palconite, who also took home the Miss TNT and Globe awards.
Fernandez, the Runners-up and other Special Awardees took home cash, sash and trophies,
The pageant’s distinguished board of judges were Director and Choreographer John de la Vega, Ariel Lorezo, reigning Miss PNP Arla Ray Paciencia, 2015 Queen of the Universe Kim Hudec Melanie Mader, Businessman Wilson Ching, Pageant Organizer Richard White, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Shannon Bridgman, Ivannovich Dimitri Agote, Almarie Joy Umbay, Beauty Queen Charinna Barro and former Binibining Pilipinas Candidate Ana Patricia Asturias.
The pageant night was hosted by Miss United Continents 2016 Jeslyn Santos and Commercial Model Sean Kyle Ramirez. Actor, Dancer and Television Personality Teejay Marquez serenaded the candidates.
The beauty Pageant, one of the highlights of the month-long Sangyaw Festivities was organized by the City Government through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO