Last night at the CCP Complex in Pasay City, Nicole Borromeo – representing the Sinulog Festival of Cebu – was crowned Reyna ng Aliwan 2019 in the annual competition and automatically became the Festival Queen of All Festivals. She also gifted her province its 9th win, strengthening Cebu’s excellent record in the search. She effectively followed the trail set by the likes of previous titleholders Jamie Herrell, Karla Henry, Cynthia Thomalla, Rogelie Catacutan, Angeli Dione Gomez, Marla Alforque, Steffi Pearson Aberasturi, Sian Maynard and the late Rizzini Alexis Gomez.
It’s only now that I am posting her video during the Q&A in the Pageant Night that I chaired for Aliwan Fiesta 2019. In it, she explained why Cebuanas have continuously dominated the search since its inception.
Below is the complete set of winners:
Nicole Borromeo – Sinulog Festival of Cebu
Aubrhie Cindyrelle Carpio – Singkaban Festival of Bulacan
(Three) 2nd Runners-Up:
Leandrea Batingan – Tanglawan Festival of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Alayyza Izzabelle Tolimao – Agten Tufi Festival of Tupi, South Cotabato
Roi Neve Comanda – Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City