After a 5-year hiatus, not to mention the challenges brought about by the uncertainties of the pandemic, the Cebu City Tourism Commission Office is optimistic that today is a moment of hope. It is time to move on with much faith and resilience. The continuing roll-out of Covid vaccines, the easing of Covid restrictions, and the re-opening of businesses, it is about time that we re-launch #MissCebu.
Just a brief background, Miss Cebu began in 1983 (then called Ms Cebu Tourism) and has since become one of the much anticipated highlights during the annual Sinulog festivities. The pageant, which aims to showcase the total beauty with holistic personality of the Cebuana, has proven to be quite an effective platform in promoting Cebu City as a tourist destination, most especially through its marketing blitz abroad during its early years. Thus, the island in the Pacific became connected with the world with the opening of direct flights from Cebu to Japan, Hongkong and Singapore, and the rest is history.
We take pride that Miss Cebu is beyond beauty and they have excelled in various fields. Our finalists go through training programs in public speaking, social graces, and seminars in Cebu history, governance, business, and its creative industry.
The attractions of Cebu City have evolved. We now have our Highland blooms and Eco-adventure tours, a revitalized heritage tour with the addition of American Era sites, Coastal tourism with our splendid view of the Cebu-Cordova Link Bridge, Ocean Park, channel cruises, canoeing activities, culinary tourism and as a destination for the Creative Industry. After all, we have been declared as a UNESCO Creative City of Design.
As the world continues to pick up the impact of the pandemic, the relevance and the role of Miss Cebu shall evolve from being an ambassadress of the city to a deeper and more meaningful role by which she will serve as an inspiration, an influencer to move forward cautiously by adhering to safety protocols whilst promoting the city’s attractions and help re-build the economy amidst the global health crisis that has now become so much a part of our lives.
The Rebirth of Miss Cebu marks the beginning of a renewed spirit to empower today’s Cebuana, who embodies the essence of a true-blooded woman of worth.
Chaired by Cebu’s foremost fashion designer and Cebu City Tourism Commissioner Philip Rodriguez, the launch was held at IL Corso Cebu Life Mall, South Road Properties.
#MISSCEBU2022 screening will be opened soon and interested applicants to join the grand comeback of this highly anticipated beauty pageant must be:
-18-25 years old
-has pleasing personality
-at least 5’3″ in height
-with good moral character
-at least a graduating high school student
-fluent in English and Cebuano
-a Filipino citizen
-resident of Cebu
-must not be an applicant of any other beauty pageant
-must not be an employee of the Cebu City Government
Check the official page of MISS CEBU for more information and announcements starting today.
My ultimate crush! Kris Tiffany Janson
I nominate Gabriela Carballo, Miss Mandaue 2018. She is statuesque, smart and eloquent
Iba pa ba ito sa Binibining Cebu pageant?
@Sophia, yes, it’s different from Bb Cebu. Bb. Cebu came about after the cancelation of the long running Miss Cebu sometime 2016 or 2017 not sure already
From the rival organization (?), a normannorman.com article from September 2017.
Candidates included the three inaugural Cebu bets for MUP (last year), a current MWP candidate that shares extraction with a current MUP candidate, the reigning Miss Fit Phl, the reigning CTS female winner, & ‘Karen Mendoza’ (Cordova) who looks a lot (!) like we-know-who at BBP 2021.
Looking forward to this pageant.
Why fluent in English and Cebuano only? Why not include fluent in Filipino which is the national lnguage of the Philippines
Great to hear from Philip Rodriguez again!
Quite stringent qualifications.
Tulad niyan. How will they find out if an applicant has secretly screened for a competitor contest? Does someone squeal eventually? Or, are there online moles?
Uncle, you better begin blogging again soon about possible Cebuana queens. May isa, eh, na na-feature mo na dati… Yung Phoebe Liong? How’s she, Sir?
Flor , is that your name now?
Kung resident, the recent Cebu candidates at MPE can be, considering it was virtual so presumably they all shot (their respective footage) from there.
Charissa Rama (22 yo) and Mia Jane Salisbury (21), from Moalboal & Talisay City, resp. Both made Top 20. Both very pretty; I was able to catch a few Preliminary rounds!
Both were also in Tito Norman’s Pick.