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First Posted 11:30 PM 08/28/2008
Last Updated 07:28 PM 08/31/2008
Cherry Ann Mocorro of Arts and Sciences edged 9 candidates to capture the crown as this year’s Ms. NIT 2008.
(from left) Rep. Glenn A. Chong, Miss NIT 2008 Cherry Ann Mocorro, Vice-Governor Lucila Curso
Her charm, wit and splendid beauty earned the heart of the judges and of the crowd. Her prizes include 4 thousand pesos cash, a token and full scholarship for one year.
She was asked about her idea on NIT’s 36th founding anniversary theme, “Think local, go global”. She gave a very short but precise answer, ” it means that NIT is educating and training the students in our locality, making them globaly competitive as they graduate”.
She also bagged the Miss Internet Choice, Best in Production Number and Best in Swimsuit awards.
Che Ann is a 20-year old Nursing student. She is the proud daughter of Mr. Vito Mocorro and Mrs. Salvacion S. Mocorro. The newly crowned beauty queen was born and raised in Palarao, Leyte, Leyte. She spent her elementary in Palarao. She went to MNHS, Caibiran, his father’s hometown
for her 1st year, bu graduated in Leyte-Leyte. But she took her elementary and highschool years in Caibiran.
First Runner Up is Krizyl Mae Q. Castin of Department of Engineering who also won Best in Talent, Best in Gown, and Best in Sports Wear. She got 3 thousand pesos as cash prize and given a 100% scholarship for one semester.
(from left) Vice-Governor Lucila Curso, Miss NIT 2008 Cherry Ann Mocorro, NIT President Dr. Editha S. Genson, Rep. Glenn A. Chong
Ms. Maritime Marje B. Opeña landed 2nd Runner-up and was awarded with 2 thousand cash prize and 100% scholarship for one semester.
Ms. NIT 2008 pageant winners. From left: 2nd Runner Up Marje B. Opeña of Maritime Dep’t, Ms. NIT 2008 Cherry Ann Mocorro of Arts and Sciences Dep’t, 1st Runner Up Krizyl Mae Q. Castin of Engineering Dep’t
Miss Photogenic is Angela May Y. Gubantes of Dept. of Education and Charmain Jill G. Calvez is Miss Ever Bilena.
The pageant was hosted by Jethol Paanod, Chrisler Calizo and Lea Manalo and was held on Aug. 28, 2008 at NIT Gym, Naval Biliran.
MISS NIT UPCLOSE and PERSONAL:
BI.Com Staff: Congratulations for bagging the crown. You really deserve it. And you look so stunning.
Cherry Ann: Thank you so much. I’m just happy, very much happy. You know, if you’re happy and feeling so good inside, you shine.
BI.Com Staff: Did you expext to win? What is the most interesting or unique thing about you that made you win the title as Miss NIT 2008?
Cherry Ann: I did not expect too much. I just really did my best. I think the most interesting or unique thing about me that made me win is the way I carried my self on the stage.
BI.Com Staff: Tell us about your experience in joining the pageant.
Cherry Ann: Joining MIS NIT is an experience that placed me int a bit of tailspin. I won’t the bond and the closeness that I had with my co-contestants. And I really appreciate the help of my supporters.