Last night, I spent the time selecting the young men and women who will form part of the finalists who will vie for the above-mentioned competition that has strong alliances with Miss Philippines Earth. There were 48 qualifiers for the final callback and it was the duty of the panel (which included beauty queens Jennifer Hammond, Leren Mae Bautista and Glennifer Perido along with Carousel Productions’ Peachy Veneracion, Renee Salud, yours truly and the generous owner of Hannah’s Beach Resort – (Ret) Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr.) to choose the 24 Official Candidates. It was supposed to be just 10 males and 10 females, but the field was so strong that an exception for this year had to be made to accommodate two extra heads per division.
Anyways, the chosen ones will vie for the title come May 13 at Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Two of them will follow the footsteps of previous titleholders who are now familiar in pageantry such as Sarah Bona, Meryl Angeline King and Karan Singhdole.
Good luck to everyone who made it! 🙂