Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 Sherlyn Doloriel
With ND Cindy Madumma and the two runners-up Danica Acuña & Kristine Eiriel Nolasco
Earlier yesterday afternoon, Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 Sherlyn Doloriel was given her Media Send-Off to Miss Scuba International 2017 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where she will attempt to win a second top victory in the competition after (now) National Director Cindy Madumma did it last 2015.
At Rufo’s Famous Tapa in Paseo Center, members of the pageant media plus photographers took turns in asking questions and taking photos of our bet after she was formally awarded – along with two runners-up Danica Acuña and Kristine Eiriel Nolasco the custom-made crystal trophies and good-luck pearl earrings that form part of their prizes as this year’s top finishers.
There is a big weight now on the shoulders of Sherlyn as she really needs to step it up even more after the string of successes shown by our other Beauty Queens in the international stage. She is aware of the importance of placing in the Top 3, if not clinching the title itself come November 18 at the Sutera Harbor.
Her actual journey to the competition won’t be a breeze as she needs to fly from Manila to Kota Kinabalu before the transfer to a domestic flight to another part of Sabah and a 2-hour road trip, followed by a 90-minute beat ride to the actual diving sites where the core activities will be held. But she is ready for the ride!
Paul Izon Reyes – owner of Rufo’s Famous Tapa – poses with the ladies of Miss Scuba Philippines 2017
Here is Sherlyn with a video greeting to the readers of normannorman.com.
Sherlyn with her mentor Rodgil Flores of KF
Her time has finally come. From a not so successful bid during Miss Philippines Earth 2017, the Cagayan de Oro City native has won a national crown. Sherlyn Legaspi Doloriel – representing Misamis Oriental – is now Miss Scuba Philippines 2017, and the country’s representative to Miss Scuba International 2017 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia next month. A certified Diver and a “fighter for the Ocean”, she defeated fourteen other girls on the way to victory.
Her 1st Runner-Up is Danica Acuña of Romblon, followed by 2nd Runner-Up Kristine Eiriel Nolasco of Manila. Named as Marine Ambassadors (all remaining ladies in the Top 8) are Fel Banaybanay, Yana Ibnohajil, Helga Cerbo, Jolina Ann Roque and Elle Hollman.
Sherlyn being interviewed by Mario Dumaual of ABSCBN
Sherlyn will have less than a month to prepare for her international competition, but she dreamt of winning this title for so long. She is totally up to the challenge of clinching a second Miss Scuba International win for the Philippines.
Meet the fourteen (14) lovely ladies who make up the roster of Official Candidates for Miss Scuba Philippines 2017. One of them will eventually be crowned as our representative to Miss Scuba International 2017 to be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia come November.
Nicole Jenice Aguilar
Jolina Ann Roque
El Fel Banaybanay
Kristine Eiriel Nolasco
Angela Gene Reeder Valdez
Right now, the ladies are in Bauan Divers Sanctuary Resort in Bauan, Batangas where they are undergoing their training to become certified divers (one of the perks of being candidates
). By next month, the Press Presentation will be held leading to the finals on October 8. National Director Cindy Madumma is optimistic that she will find the best bet for the country among them.
Watch out for the coverage of normannorman.com!
Replica of the Miss Scuba Philippines crown
There is a new National Director of Miss Scuba Philippines and she is none other than Miss Scuba International 2015 herself – Cindy Pacia Madumma. In the media launch held at Belmont Hotel Manila earlier, she slipped into the new responsibility by spearheading the start of the search for Miss Scuba Philippines 2017 who will represent the country in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia this coming November.
Cindy is full of eagerness and excitement to go full steam ahead with the task of finding the successor of last year’s Meryl Angelyn King. The challenge is to mount a proper national finals where she plans to assemble fifteen (15) finalists to vie for the title. No hand-picked delegate or an appointed one this time around. And our new ND promises to make this year’s edition a good one without sacrificing quality and production value.
Cindy with Belmont Hotel Officers
Launching host Athena Catriz
The age bracket for Miss Scuba Philippines is 18-28 years, single, has never given birth, of good moral character, with an outgoing personality and willing to go into dive training in preparation for the international competition.
This early, the Press Presentation has already been set for August 24, with the finals penciled for October 8. Belmont Hotel will be the Official Residence and Bauan Divers Sanctuary & Resort will serve as the dive site.