Just when everyone thought that the uncooperative rains will force the organizers to cancel last night’s Miss Panglao 2014 and move everything to another day, the non-stop drizzles grinded to a halt and allowed the event to start at 10PM (from the original 8PM.
For a municipality-wide beauty contest, this one is well-thought of and executed, complete with sponsors in all aspects of pre-pageant activities leading up to the finals. And given the line-up of judges alone, the presence of national beauty titleholders Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson, Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell and Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International 2014 Eva Patalinjug was enough to make people sit up and take notice of the whole proceedings. Of course, if you add my presence, the added glitter can’t be denied (wink, wink).
There was also some entertainment provided by upcoming ABS-CBN hottie Dominic Roque (of ‘Moon of Desire’ fame) who serenaded the candidates and charmed the big crowd of watchers.And the winner of Miss Panglao 2014? A clear victor in the eyes of the judges. She may not be the most gorgeous, but her smart mind and articulate communication skills are definitely perfect for the demands of being a youth spokesperson for the island. Charmaine Ness Sagaral unquestionably deserves to be named #1.
All in all, it was a worthwhile judging experience for me. I’m looking forward to being invited again in future editions. Many thanks to the very accommodating/hospitable Mayor Nila Montero, Pageant Founder Aya Montero, Pageant Director Deo Guden and Bohol Pageant/Lifestyle Blogger Raul Gatal who made it all happen for me.
Daghang salamat to all the friendly Panglaoanons! 😀