Tonight is the Grand Coronation of the first-ever Hiyas ng Pilipinas. And from among the 33 Official Candidates in the running, there is a serendipitous regard for the presence of the strong Cebuanas. From where I blog, you cannot deny the fact that they are forces to reckon with. True, there are representatives from other cities or provinces who are also crown-worthy. And with three major titles at stake, I won’t be surprised if Cebu takes two of the honors – at least.
Be that as it may, here is my Final Selection of Twelve (12) ladies who I feel will figure out strongly on the judges’ scoresheets (on top of the already-graded performances during the Preliminaries):
Phoebe Tutor Godinez – Lapu Lapu City
Megan Deen Campbell – Cebu City
Marla Alforque – Carcar City
Dean Dianne Balogal – Baguio City
Leila Alexis T. Mah – Mandaue City
Kefaiah Al-zair – Cebu Province
Aza Coloma – Tacloban City
Louise Theunis – Carrascal
Sheena Balansag – Misamis Oriental
Sheila Fraser – Tagbilaran City
Angel de Guzman – Sultan Kudarat
Nazreen Alba Fazil – Cavite Province
Best of luck to all the ladies!
And kudos to the organizers of the pageant. I doff my hat to all of you!