Equally gaining popularity and with its own set of followers, the Coronation Night for this year’s Miss Mandaluyong andBilbilin beauties will take centerstage on February 1 and 2 respectively, 7 pm at the city gymnasium.
The two events are part of the two-week long activities highlighting the 69th Liberation Day and 20th Cityhood Anniversary of Mandaluyong.
“We are truly elated by the overwhelming response of people from all walks of life in these two pageants. We are not just doing it for glamour and fun, but significantly, to impart inspiration to women out there to be beautiful inside and out,” stressed First Lady Menchie Abalos, who is also the chairperson of the twin projects.
Miss Mandaluyong is a contest for the young, beautiful and witty ladies, while Bilbilin is aimed for the attractive “heavyweights” who exude confidence and total wellbeing.
Winners in each search will get as much as P100,000 to P200,000 cash prizes aside from freebies and perks. Special awards are Best in long gown, swimsuit competition, best in talent, beauty with a heart, Miss Photogenic and Miss Friendship.
Representing the city’s 27 barangays, the candidates include MARGE MENDOZA (Mauway), Rizza Mae De Luna (Pag-Asa), KHAY TAN (Hagdan Bato Itaas), VENICIA FABRICANTE (Pleasant Hills), NICOLE GRIMALT (Plainview), CLARISSA ASUNCION (Barangka Ilaya), LOVELY LAMPTEY (Buayang Bato), SHANNER CHRISTSIA GAUMA (Addition Hills), BIANCA DENICE CONSEPCION (Hagdan Bato Itaas), ALYSSA BAGUINO ALY (Mauway), ABIGAIL SANTOS (Poblacion), Nicole F. Morable (Plainview), Micaella B. Driz (Barangka Drive), Bernadette V. Salinel (New Zaniga), Joanna Karol E. Garcia (Malamig), Arian Angelic L. Garcia (Mabini J. Rizal), Anne Margarette G. Pascual (Barangka Ibaba), Ruth G. Lasala (San Jose), Vanessa S. Villarama (Addition Hills), El Fel Sharae R. Banaybanay (Namayan), Lea M. Forbes (Highway Hills), Crissia Del A. Atienza (Addition Hills), Florence Mykee H. Yamat (Daang Bakal), Ann Pamela E. Forbes (Harapin ang Bukas), Jessica N. Encina (Mauway), Monica D. Belgica (Bagong Silang), Anna Joy L. Putchero (Vergara), Sara Christine R. Bona (Hagdan Bato Itaas), Trissia Joy Aldave (Malamig), Anjellica Lopez (Old Zaniga), Jane Mai E. Cuyugan (Barangka Ilaya), Ednornance G. Agustin (Buayang Bato), Marivie A. Cabacungan (Burol), and Samantha P. Haire (New Zaniga).
While those who will vie for the Bilbiling title are Leah A. Rom (Barangka Drive), Janice L. Costanilla(Barangka Itaas), Maureen Eva C. Mendoza (Mauway), Maureen Eva C. Mendoza (Mauway), Alleine Joy I. Abunda (Barangka Itaas), Michelle E. Santiago (Bagong Silang), Shiela T. Villaver (Addition Hills), Juvy Marie C. Valencia (Hulo), Mary Grine C. Camu (Addition Hills), Gleiza Mae D. Lucena (Barangka Ibaba), Fatima A. Dela Cruz (Mauway), Maryann H. Villeson (Addition Hills), Emy Rose C. Gabison (Highway Hills), Jellah A. Labasbas (Barangka Ilaya), Daisy Mae L. Dizon (Barangka Drive), Jhoana A. Roxas (San Jose), Joe-ziah Carisse Jaca (Addition Hills), Danah T. Noche (San Jose), Mariegrace C. Cajas (Hulo), Anna Michaela Bautista(Barangka Itaas), Karen Kay B. Baluyut (Barangka Ilaya), Ma. Charizza R. Buensalida (Buayang Bato), Honey Liz R. De Vera, (Mauway), Joanne P. Daluz (Plainview), Rona S. De Guzman (San Jose), Mercy M. Tupas (Plainview), Ria Sherina B. Apuada (Highway Hills), and Varely Joy A. Galban (Buayang Bato). Major sponsors include Smart Communications, San Miguel Corp., Bench, Pagoda Philippines, SM Supermalls, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., Slimmers World International, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Max’s, Lancaster Hotel, St. Francis Square, United Laboratories, Avon Cosmetics, Toyota Shaw and Boardwalk Business Venture.