Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen Top 9 finalists, nagningning sa kanilang modelling at Q&A
September 28, 2020
ICYMI: The finalists strut their stuff and sashayed their gowns during the Modelling Competition of the first-ever #AliwanFiestaDigitalQueen
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Posted by Aliwan Fiesta on Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sa pagpapatuloy ng competition legs, nagpasiklaban sa kanilang modelling at question and answer ang mga nagniningning na kandidata ng Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen nitong September 26.
Sa kanilang pagrampa, lalong pinatingkad ng mga kandidata ang gabi sa nagagandahang mga gowns na kanilang suot.
Suot ni Jasmine Omay mula sa Tarlac City ay ang isang Serpentina cut gown na dinisenyo ni Ryan Lara. Pinatingkad ito ng mga Swarovski crystals na pasok sa smooth lace fabric nito. Full sequined dress naman ang suot ni Bianca Wilhelmina Willemsen ng Consolacion, Cebu. Disenyo ito nila Noel Inez at Elmer de Venancio kung saan ibinagay ang gown sa isang fitted body at mayroong thin straps at dramatic long finges. Tampok sa gown ni Jannarie Zarzoso na mula sa Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte ang spring-inspired off-shoulder na gawa ni Klevin Remoto Bartolaba. Gawa ito sa bright chartreuse Scuba cloth, vine-like flower details at mga tassel beads.
Suot ni Alana Rhedey mula sa Baguio City ang crystallized evening gown na dinisenyo ni Jem Lictao. Pinatingkad ito ng libu-libong mga rhinestones at inspired din ng silent caterpillar. Sequined gown naman ang suot ni Nicole Crescini ng Boracay, Aklan. Ang gown ay may circular fan details at pinalamutian din ng crytals and pearls. Tampok naman sa suot ni Katrina Anne Castañeda Johnson ng Davao City ang “Sea of Clouds” gown na gawa ni Rodi Varquez. Gawa ang kanyang light blue gown galing sa inspirasyon nitong majestic scenery ng Davao na clear skies.
Suot ni Esperanza Francisco ng Naga City ang kanyang itim na trumpet skirt gown na dinisenyo ni Ariel Alvarez. Pinatingkad ito ng mga layers ng pink tulle at nais i-highlight ang “unapologetic silhouette of a woman of size.” Isang generic red gown naman ang suot ni Sharon Idone ng Iloilo City. Disenyo ito ni Jun-g Candelario. Tampok naman sa gown ni Allyssa May Nicholls ang Miss Sultan Kudarat’s environmental stewardship. Gawa ang kanyang emerald green gown ni Garvy Terrado kung saan ito ay designed na may Swarovski crystals at ginamitan ng draping technique at revealing bouffant.
Mas mainit na labanan ang naganap sa pinaka-inaabangan na question and answer portion. Binigyan lamang ng tig-iisang minuto ang mga kandidata para sagutin ang mga tanong ng mga judges. Narito ang full transcript ng kanilang Q&A:
CANDIDATE #1: JASMINE OMAY
Question from RAQI TERRA: Do you think technology is hurting communication skill and personal relationships?
JASMINE OMAY: I personally think that technology would always have this side where people always say that it is negative. And if it is abused, or overused in a wrong way, it could lead to destruction of relationship, and also by the use of the people and I think that technology has given us so much and now that the pandemic happened, I think that we rely so much on technology for communication, and also to raise our voices as a pageant enthusiast, I would like to acknowledge that technology is helping us more than every ways that it can in order to disseminate the information that we need especially now that we are staying on our safety of our home. And I think that technology would never be in the negative side as long as we know how to use it, and we can always utilize everything when it comes to using technology and communication. Thank you!
Question from EDZEL TY: If you win, how will you use the title and the resources that come with it to be a positive role model for other netizens?
BIANCA WILLEMSEN: Okay. So if I would be given the chance to win Miss Aliwan, there’s a lot of things that I would like to do. And first of all, I would like to be an inspiration. There’s a lot of things going on in our world right now especially the pandemic, and there’s a lot of things that, there’s a lot of people who’s having a difficult time. And like I would like to use my voice that even though that we would be reaching an obstacle that is too difficult for us, but we should always believe that there’s always a brighter side for us because if we think of it, in that way, we could be like a voice for them — that we should be positive and no matter what obstacles we face, because if we are positive, we will always reach a better future and a better world. Thank you!
Question from MISS MAI: With the current negative media attention about pageantry, what advice would you give someone undecided about competing?
JANNARIE ZARZOSO: So my advice … My advice would be go for it. It doesn’t depend on other people’s opinion about pageantry but depends on your voice, it depends on your outlook. I used my platform to be a positive effect to my people here in Cabadbaran. I did a lot of stuff through my reign as Miss Cabadbaran 2020. I was able to raise awareness. I am a psoriasis warrior, and I have raised awareness here on social media. Also, I was able to lead initiatives. I was able to volunteer, and I was able to help local businesses here at my place to boost their livelihood. So see? There’s a lot of things that you can do to serve your people. You do not only need money to serve your people, but there are a lot of things, and doing this first step, being brave enough to conquer your fears, and battles create ripple effects as what I have done. Thank you!
Question from NORMAN TINIO: What is the biggest challenge facing young people today?
ALANA RHEDEY: It was come to my sense that people of my generation, the youth, are facing challenges. But I think the biggest challenge we are facing right now is mental health. There are a lot of teens, my age, I mean a lot of people my age who are suffering depression and one of the causes is this pandemic that has increased the number of people like me, I mean, people of my age are suffering depression and other kinds of mental illness. So, I hope that.. If I would get a chance to help anyone who is suffering this kind of illness. And I hope we could erase this or someway lessen the percentage of people suffering.
Question from NICOLE ASENSIO: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
NICOLE CRESCINI: If I could change one thing about the world, I want to be an influencer in a positive way. And nowadays, people are really into social media and for me, because now we in a world which is digital, so for me, being able to reach all of our youth, I want to be a positive influencer to them. I want them to know that in this battle they are not alone because I am with them. Thank you.
Question from RAQI TERRA: What bothers you most about what’s happening in the country today?
KATRINA ANNE JOHNSON: I think one of the biggest problems our country is facing right now aside from the pandemic would be indifference. There is this kind of societal notion that we put on everyone that is kind of a, “One size fit all sort of thing” However I think that sort of notion has completely obliterated the beauty and the concept behind being different. Therefore, as a beauty queen, I think I should be a frontrunner and really be at the front of empowering people and embracing this culture of acceptance. And to really acknowledge differences to spread awareness that people are different but that’s okay. And to also make sure that you know we can really embrace these differences because as Filipinos we are a melting pot of cultures. So, that’s something that makes our culture so beautiful and what makes it meant to be celebrated. Therefore, I think it would be smart to make sure to empower people and to really solidify the idea that there is unity, and diversity, and differences. Thank you!
CANDIDATE #7: ESPERANZA FRANCISCO
Question from EDZEL TY: If you could start a club for kids at your school or community, what would it be?
ESPERANZA FRANCISCO: Hi! Thank you for that question. If I would given a chance to start a club in a school or in a community, I would have a club of acceptance mostly especially for those kids with down syndrome, with autism, with those kids were suffering from mental illnesses. Because in that way they will accepted, in that way they will feel that they belong and there they will grow and become of one the society. Also, with them we can encourage other children to join them for them to be accepted, for them to know that there no differences that are affecting everyone. All differences are power, all differences are positive and can affect everyone. So if I would given a chance to have club in a society or community that would be a club of acceptance. That would be all, thank you!
Question from MISS MAI: If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you wanted to be?
SHARON IDONE: So if I woke up tomorrow and I would gained another ability, I think it would be another heart. Another heart for me to pour out to my fellow Ilonggos and to stay strong within this pandemic because I believed our culture is born within us and no matter what we can go on with our lives and we will live with it, with or without this pandemic. Our culture is part of us and it really goes within us. And with another heart of mine and I could offer it to my fellow Ilonggos, I believed we can surpass this pandemic no matter what. Stay safe and God bless! Thank you!
Question from NORMAN TINIO: How would you use your social media profile to help change a particular issue surrounding young people today?
ALLYSSA MAY NICHOLLS: Fortunately, we are living in a technologically advance era and we should take advantage of that. The youth are attaching their lives to social media. Everything is about social media nowadays and especially during the pandemic, we kind of relay on social media to be able to connect with the people we love to stay and contact with everyone and to keep ourselves updated about everything was going on in the world right now. If I could change one problem that the youth is going through it would be about mental illness is well because especially this pandemic there has been so many cases that have within increase in number of people that are suffering from this issues. And I would just spread words of kindness and that I am here to support you, I will offer my time and support to help any way that I can, I know you’re going through difficult times right now. And I just wanna say that I’m here for you. Thank you!
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