Last Thursday evening, the 26 Official Candidates of Miss International Queen Philippines 2021 were presented to members of the media in an event at the Aquila Crystal Palace Events Place in Tagaytay City. It definitely leveled up the holding of a national pageant for transgender Pinays in the country. National Director Michelle Montecarlo is committed to bringing the franchise to the glory it deserves. Together with her partners – Creative Director Roderic dela Cruz, Branding/Styling Head Justine Aliman and Supervising Producer Tei Endencia – she will give the inaugural effort the glitz and class we normally associate with its counterparts in female pageantry.
The 26 Official Candidates in group photos courtesy of Pageant Talk by Anton Eder
Among the contenders, there are several standouts who are showing why they should be the winner. Seven of them are Patricia Payumo, Minorka Mendoza, Stephie Venice Cabahug, Lars Pacheco, Anne Patricia Lorenzo, Sheila Magpale and Justin Mascariñas. Let’s see who will eventually rise up to the challenge and become the country’s bet to the next edition of Miss International Queen in Pattaya, Thailand next year.
I truly had a good time with my Pageantry Norms Episode earlier. My five guests were either witty or heartfelt in their answers.
Good luck in Miss International Queen Philippines, Lars Pacheco / Stephie Venice Zanoria Cabahug / Roxam Sable Delos Santos / Lala Love and Sheila Magpale!
Stephie Venice Zanoria Cabahug of Cognizant is the first-ever BPO Queen during the finals held at Mall of Asia Arena last night.
1st Runner-Up is Nicole Silvestre of Concentrix, with 2nd Runner-Up Khloe Candy of E Performax.
BPO Queen is the pageant dedicated to transgender candidates working in the Business Process Outsourcing Industry in the Philippines. Among the judges are actress Jef Gaitan, showbiz media writer Jojo Panaligan, Palanca Award Winning Scriptwriter Eric Cabahug, Designer Eddie Baddeo, Mr Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018 George Reylor de Lumen and yours truly.
Watch the winning answer of top winner Stephie of Cebu to the Final 3 Q&A.