By Charisse Ursal
With a report and photos Cherry Ann Mocorro-Parilla
Videos by Ghavi Anasco
First Posted 00:00:00 05/11/2011
Last Updated 06:33:00 05/17/2011
What makes Biliranons different? They don’t just shine; they outshine.
Representatives from the towns of Naval and Caibiran, Ms. Keena Mary Anne Sumido and Mr. Ulyses Maderazo, stood out from the rest as they were crowned as Mr. and Ms. Biliran 2011, respectively, at the NSU Gymnasium last May 10.
Hundreds of expectators crammed the gymnasium and witnessed the alluring event as the candidates from Naval, Caibiran, Cabucgayan, Maripipi, Kawayan, Almeria, Culaba and Biliran showcased a package of wit, glam and beauty.
Ms. Sheena Marie Lanugan of Almeria was crowned as Ms. Biliran 1st runner-up, while Ms. Lormelyn Genoguin of Cabucgayan was hailed as the 2nd runner-up.
In the parallel contest, Mr. Mat William Po of Maripipi was hailed as Mr. Biliran 1st runner-up, followed by Mr. Carlo A. Carloman of Naval as the 2nd runner-up .
Other special awards included:
Best in Production – Ms. Arianne May Briones (Maripipi); Mr. Maderazo (Caibiran)
Best in Casual wear – Ms. Lanugan (Almeria); Mr. Maderazo (Caibiran)
Best in Talent – Ms. Sumido (Naval); Mr. Mark Philip S. Besoyo (Almeria)
Ms. Photogenic – Ms. Cristine Javines (Kawayan)
Mr. Photogenic – Mr. Po (Maripipi)
Best in Swimwear – Ms. Sumido (Naval); Mr. Po (Maripipi)
Best in Gown – Ms. Sumido (Naval)
Formal wear – Mr. Po (Maripipi)
With Miss Biliran’s final question “Which quality of women give them an edge over men?”, Ms. Sumido, the newly-crowned Miss Biliran 2011 bested among the others as she answered:
“As a woman, our edge among men is that we are character builders. We look upon every woman as a model of patience, strength, courage and spirituality which is really essential towards attainting the progress that we are all aspiring for.”
Ms. Sumido is 16 years old. She just graduated from high school at the Naval State University and will be taking up BS Tourism at Lyceum of the Philippines University.
On the other hand, Mr. Biliran’s final question, stated: “What is the biggest challenge to young people today?”
Mr. Maderazo’s response: “The greatest challenge of the youth today is to fulfill his goals and dreams.”
Mr. Maderazo is 19 years old, a junior student of Leyte Normal University.
Both winners were rewarded with cold cash amounting to P 10,000, while the 1st runners-up received P 7,000 each, and the 2nd runners-up had P 5,000 each.
The success of the pageant marked another year for the founding anniversary of the province of Biliran, in the same way as it carved an image of pleasantry and gaiety to the Biliranons.
More photos of the coronation night