TACLOBAN CITY- This year’s Miss Tacloban will become the first to wear a crown designed by a Venezuelan crown maker.
This was revealed by beauty pageant crown donor Richard White who said that the crown was made exclusively for Miss Tacloban 2018 and her successors.
The crown was made by famous Venezuelan pageant crown maker George Wittels.
The whimsical and bohemian inspired flower wreath crown was drawn from nature by Wittels with an intricate intertwining of lily flowers, leaves and branches gives this contour crown a total splendor.
The crown is a perfect homage to mother earth, White said.
The Ms. Tacloban crown symbolizes power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honor, glory and righteousness and also represents the advocacies of the organization, therefore must be treated with utmost care, he added.
The crown is the official Miss Tacloban crown and must be worn by title holders only in public and private occasions and should be used only on coronations, parades and other official functions of Ms. Tacloban, White added.
An official crown keeper assigned by the donor will take good care of the crown in times that is not being worn by the titleholder.
Wittels, the designer of Miss Tacloban crown, according to White, is a Venezuelan jewelry designer, who designed and created jeweler collections for many famous fashion designers and retail outlets in his native country.
His designs and creations are exceptionally hand crafted with special attention to details. Most of his pieces are made of a variety of combinations of unusual materials like brass, tin, silver, gold, bone, wood, vintage glasses and beads and precious stones.
His name and pieces appeared in Fashion Week New York in 1999 and Paris pet a Porter fashion Week in 2004. Since 1999, the crown designer has created crowns for many beauty pageant titleholders from Venezuela, Bahamas, Spain, Poland’s Ms. Teen and Ms. World; Dominican Republic’s Ms. World & Ms. International; El Salvador’s Ms. Universe, Ms. International, Ms. Tourism & Ms. Earth; Ms. Caracao Universe and Ms. Teen Aruba International among others.
Twelve ladies will compete for the 2018 crown come June 22, 2018 coronation night at the Tacloban City Convention Center.
The candidates are Angel Raquel Gregorio; Ruth Marie “Pippay” Gavane; Pauline Clarisse “Pau” Carisma; Patricia Pauline “Patty” Labugin; Cassandra Marie “Cassy” Lee; Ivy Mae de Mesa; Christine Jane “Jin-Jin” Jara; Khristel Loirah “Jel” Pulga; Ashley “Ash” Ponce; Kimberley Rose “Kim” Ruedas; Marie Carmen “Carmen” Songalia and Dulcinea Yobhel “Bhel” Labanta.(GAY GASPAY, TISAT)