Kaycie Fajardo (middle) after being crowned Miss Manila 2015 by last year's KC Halili (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Left-to-right: 2nd Runner-Up Angelica Lopez, 1st Runner-Up Christine Balaguer, Miss Manila 2015 Kaycie Lyn Fajardo, 3rd Runner-Up Franchesca Diaz Floirendo and 4th Runner-Up Jillian Urbina (Photo credit: Jonas Yu)
Kaycie (left) with 1st Runner-Up Christine Balaguer (Photo credit: Jonas Gaffud)
Another KC, but with her name spelled differently, bagged the crown of Miss Manila 2015 during the finals at the PICC Plenary Hall last night. Kaycie Lyn Fajardo – who is a student of Customs Administration – is the new ambassadress of the City of Manila as she will now take over the reins of last year’s KC Halili. She fought for the title till the end, with the strong competition given by her 1st Runner-Up, deaf candidate Christine Balaguer who proved to be a worthy opponent from start to finish. Other members of the court include 2nd Runner-Up Angelica Lopez, 3rd Runner-Up Franchesca Diaz Floirendo and 4th Runner-Up Jillian Urbina.
Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂
Miss Manila 2015 Kaycie Lyn Fajardo
Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta (left) and Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez do a cheek-to-cheek pose during the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Press Presentation (Photo credit: Jonas Yu for Critical Beauty)
Melanie during the Ford Supermodel of the World 1986 finals
Since I wasn’t able to come up with a Throwback Thursday post due to the non-working holiday that prompted me to wake up late, babysit my niece and go to SM Aura to eat my favorite Carne Asada
platter at Brasas
, I decided that a Flashback Friday feature is a must. And because my friend Jonas Yu (of Critical Beauty) came up with his shot of Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta doing a cheeek-to-cheek pose with Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez, I thought…why not reminisce a bit about the time the latter participated in the Ford Supermodel of the World 1986 where she was named one of the Top 6 finalists and nearly won the title that went to Canada’s Monika Schnarre instead.
Please bear with the super grainy vids below. But these are the best ones available on YouTube. And they’re not even the complete versions, just segments.
courtesy of Debby Javier
courtesy of jezzejames