TACLOBAN CITY- Two queens were crowned separately in glittering ceremonies on Friday (June 22) night as they are to serve as ambassadress of goodwill, respectively.
Julie Ann Tarrayo, who hails from Northern Samar, bested 11 candidates to win this year’s Miss Pintados during a glitzy ceremonies held at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo town.
“If I will be Miss Pintados, I will advocate and raise my voice to spread awareness about the children’s rights which under the Presidential Decree 603 or the Child and Youth Welfare Code, every child has the right for a balance diet, adequate clothing, sufficient shelter and proper medical attention. In the case of street children, if the parents can’t take care of them, the state can come to protect because every child has the right to live a normal life,” Tarrayo’s winning response on the final question when asked what would be her advocacy should she wins the crown.
Aside from the crown, Tarrayo also won a trip to Hong Kong and P60,000 cash prize. She also bagged the best in swimwear special award.
Angela Milvie Bucu of Tacloban City was hailed as the first runner-up winning cash prize worth P40,000 while Carissa Maynette Domingo of Tanauan, Leyte was declared second runner-up; Nana Typhoor Quilapo of Paranas, Samar was third runner-up and Mystymyles Jude Zaragoza of Palompon, Leyte was fourth runner-up.
During the same ceremonies, which was hosted by young actor Enzo Pineda and Miss World-Philippines 1st Princess 2017 Glyssa Perez, Amanda Rudi Cinco from Catbalogan City was named as this year’s Miss Teen Pintados. She won P60,000 and a trip to Hong Kong.
Meantime, Cassandra Marie Lee snared the Miss Tacloban 2018 crown, besting 11 other equally beautiful candidates.
The Miss Tacloban beauty and brain search was held at the Tacloban Convention Center which was hosted by concert queen Pops Fernandez.
The 24-year old Lee is an active member of the Tacloban City Rescue Unit (Tacru) and is now on her final year as a hotel and restaurant management student.
As Miss Tacloban, Lee received P50,000 cash prize and get to wear a newly-made crown designed by a noted Venezuelan crown maker.
Lee, who stands 5’5, also received some of the special awards like best in evening gown
Declared as her first runner-up was Ivy Mae de Mesa while Khristel Loirah Pulga, second runner-up; Marie Carmen Songalia, third runner-up and Kimberly Rose Ruedas, fourth runner-up.
The runners-up also received their trophies and cash prizes.
The Miss Tacloban is being organized by the Sangyaw Foundation in coordination with the city government of Tacloban while Miss Pintados is organized by the Pintados Foundation.
Both beauty searches are held as part of the annual city fiesta of Tacloban which honor its patron Senior Santo Niño.