Ma. Carmella Michelle Dolmer is crowned Daragang Magayon 2015!
Fresh from the Albay Astrodome, the winners of Daragang Magayon Festival 2015 were crowned in a festive celebration of beauty, elegance and all-around charm.
Top favorite Ma. Carmella Michelle Dolmer was named Daragang Magayon 2015. The 17 year-old beauty of Filipino-Canadian lineage led the competition from start to finish after getting a lion’s share of the special awards, aside from charming the star-studded panel of judges. She stands 5’8″.
With more training, I’m pretty sure we’ll see more of this drop dead gorgeous girl come 2016 in the nationals. She will be safely 18 by then and fully polished.
1st Runner-Up is Francia Layderos with 2nd Runner-Up honors going to Christine Arnedo. Named Daragang Magayon Turismo is Iana Villania, while Carmela Doma took home Daragang Magayon Almasor.
Hosted by Isabelle Daza, the board of judges included celebrities like Jaclyn Jose, Eula Valdez, Angel Aquino, Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and Lem Pelayo, together with model Rocky Salumbides, designers Jojie Lloren & Frederick Peralta plus special guest Geoff Eigenmann.
Congratulations are in order for Ma. Carmella Michelle Dolmer and her handler Jud Ballesteros who happens to be the regional mentor of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate Marvi Ann de Lima. I’m truly happy with this victory! 😀
P.S. Rico Manallo gets the credit for the coronation image above.
The Daragang Magayon 2015, which forms part of the Daragang Magayon Festival in Legazpi City, Albay, has always been a favorite regional beauty pageant of mine. For one, it has always been a rich source of beautiful Bicolanas who have the promising potentials of becoming candidates in national competitions like the Bb. Pilipinas, Miss Philippines Earth and Miss World Philippines. In the recently concluded Bb. Pilipinas 2015 alone, Binibinis Mae Liezel Ramos, Princess Joy Camu, Ina Dominica Guerrero and Marvi Ann de Lima are proud products of the said tilt. But the more popular ones include Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2014 Yvethe Santiago and the late Bb. Pilipinas International 2009 Melody Gersbach.
And with the formal opening of this year’s festival on April 6 at the Albay Astrodome, here now are the twenty (20) Official Candidates for this year’s crown (Photos by Tyrone John). They are vying to become the successor of reigning winner Jacqueline Bernarte in the finals scheduled for April 28.
Below now are my early favorites to do well in the finals scheduled late next month.
My early choices from among the twenty are 1) Carmela Michelle Dolmer of Daet, Camarines Norte
Six of my early favorites for Daragang Magayon 2015
2) Francia Layderos of Libon, Albay
3) Claire Armena of Legazpi City
4) Marie Sherry Ann Tormes of Nabua, Camarines Sur
5) Christine Arnedo of Legazpi City
6) Jenicca Jeremias of Ligao City