During the recently-concluded Aliwan Fiesta 2015, three (3) Festival Costumes really stood out in my eyes when the Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 candidates paraded in their meticulously-executed celebratory attires for the big event. And it would make me very happy if I get to see one or all three being worn by our beauty queens during their respective international pageants.
My favorites were proudly presented by: 1) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato, 2) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo for Singkaban Festival of Bulacan and 3) Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer for Sinulog Festival of Cebu.
Don’t you just love them in the Edmund Chua images below? 🙂
Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer in her Sinulog Festival ensemble (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo in her Singkaban Festival get-up (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
And the most practical but fashionable of them all for me was worn by Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Three of my Top 5 Favorites made it to the magic circle of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015, and one of them actually won the title last night at the finals held at the CCP Complex Grounds.
Stephanie Joy Abellanida, representing the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato, was named the fairest of them all and upended the bid of the more experienced pageant joiners like 1st Runner-Up Alexandra Faith Garcia (from the Dinamulag Mango Festival of Zambales and one of three (3) 2nd Runners-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer (from the Sinulog Festival of Cebu). The two other ladies who were proclaimed 2nd Runners-Up are Vianca Louise Marcelo (from the Singkaban Festival of Bulacan) and the entry from Bambati Festival of Isabela.
Ms. Abellanida effectively broke the six-year winning streak of Cebu – Sian Maynard, Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Rogelie Catacutan, Angeli Dione Gomez, Jamie Herrell and Steffi Aberasturi – in the annual competition.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀