Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15 vie for Miss Paraw Regatta title

FIFTEEN ladies vie for the Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2011 as Iloilo City readies the biggest sports tourism event in the country with highlights on February 20along the Iloilo Strait.

The winner will be crowned as the 39th Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta in ceremonies at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand on February 18.

Committee chair Tres Solis said the beauty and brains event is one of the more than 20 events of the weeklong Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival that will see participation of sailing enthusiasts, players in chess, beach volleyball and football, skimboard, rowing, paddling, boat race and samba dancers on top of the main sailboat race along the more than 30-kilometer race route.

The candidates who will vie for crown, glory and money are Marilla D. Cagas of the University of San Agustin, Lady Ann B. Dunlao of St. Therese MTC Colleges, Sandra Marie M. Amparo of West Visayas State University (WVSU), Jenny Rose J. Victoria of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology, Honey Joy. G. Tamaño of USA, Kathleen Kay T. Blanco of University of the Philippines Visayas, Angeli C. Orada of USA, Catherine D. Doria of USA, Mary Ann R. de la Cruz of ACLC College, Janine P. Jacar of Central Philippine University, Kristine Joy M. Estrada of JBLF Maritime U, Carlota Jane N. Caillo of WVSU, Ellen Joanne M. Geanga of Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College, Giselle May O. Hole of WVSU Pototan Campus, and Giliane Ann Nikki B. Balgos of JBLF Maritime U.

The candidates were presented to the public on February 13, talent and swimsuit competition on February 14, festival costume and gown competition and search for Darling of the Press on February 15, and beauty pageant coronation on February 18.

As Ambassadress of Goodwill, the Miss Paraw Regatta 2011 will attend social functions of the Paraw Regatta Foundation and the City Government. (Lydia Pendon)


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