Top 12 finalists, nag-stand out sa Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021 Evening Gown Competition and Q&A
October 8, 2021
Bonggacious ang Top 12 finalists sa pagrampa ng kanilang mga evening gown at palabang pagsagot sa tanong ng mga judges sa huling competition leg ng Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021 nitong Sabado, October 2.
Suot ni Angelie Gabrielle Estrada of Puerto Princesa City ang body-fitted na gown na gawa ni Robert Gonzales na lumutang dahil sa skin tone power nito na may red applique at mayroon pang swarovski crystals at shiny and glittery embellishment. Mula naman sa Iloilo City, ang gown ni Coleen Beatrix Alcarde ay inspired ng Iloilo river. Ang drape pattern nito ay hango sa continuous wave pattern ng ilog na mayroon pang shoulder design, teal blue ang kulay, high-slit ang gown na may swarovski crystals na nagpaangat sa pagiging Ilongga ni Alcarde.
Ang pride ng Zamboanga City na si Sharmaine dela Cruz ay nagsuot ng gown na gawa ni Paul Espinosa na naglagay ng mga soft lace at burda, cyrtal beads at stones na nagpatingkad sa regal identity nito. Ang gown naman ni Keith Arboleda mula sa Echague, Isabela ay inspired sa malalawak na corn fields sa kanilang bayan, kahalo pa ang green and yellow colors para sa anihan, ang mga golden yellow stones na hango sa sinag ang araw na nagdadala ng liwanag, saya, at pag-asa sa mga Pilipino.
Mula sa Malay, Aklan, ipinakita ni Shealtel Kyle Cahilig ang floor-length gown na disenyo ni Eugene Flores na ginawa sa kamay na nagpapakita ng mayamang kalikasan ng kanilang bayan, ang katubigan, at mga alon nito. Suot naman ni Jayvee Lyn Lorejo mula Mawab, Davao de Oro ang vibrant sequined red gown na gawa ni Jomer Pacardo na nagpapakita ng color of passion, queenly fire, at ang pagmamahal ni Lorejo sa kanyang probinsya.
Ang kandidata mula sa San Manuel, Isabela na si Vjie Matias ay proud sa gown na gawa ni Lui Gascon na ibinase ang design sa kanyang Malay beauty. Gumawa ang designer na delineating silhouette with an asymmetric shoulder, burda sa mga linya ng lace na may ivory, silver glass beads, at ostrich feathers. Si Shanyl Kayle Hofer ng Minglanilla, Cebu ay nagsuot ng long-trailed royal blue gown na may corset petal inspiration para magpakita pa ng konting features ni Hofer. May mga extensions din ito sa likod ng gown na lalo pang nagpapaganda rito.
Ang finalist mula sa Iligan City na si Jeramie Mingo ay inirampa ang gown na dinisenyo ni Dayan Monique. Mayroong itong gold sequins na highlighted sa tela at nag-emphasize sa classy tone ni Jeramie gayundin ang richness ng kanilang siyudad—kultura, turismo, at ang mga tao rito. Ang gown naman ni Chynna Kaye Verosil ay inspired sa asin kung saan kilala ang probinsya ng Pangasinan na makikita naman sa lahat ng burda at embellishments nito.
Ipinagmalaki naman ni Cherry May Regalado ng Kalibo, Aklan ang kanyang gown na inspired ng Sr. Santo Niño de Kalibo na may kapa na red at gold. Sinisibulo ng kulay ginto ang veneration ng mga Kalibonhons at ang kulay pulang embellishments ay simbulo ng kapangyarihan, passion, lakas ng loob sa kanilang pananampalataya. At mula sa Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, suot ni Krysti Ann Villarias ang isang Klevin Bartolaba creation na royal blue ang kulay na mula sa Nuestra Señora Dr Candelaria na mayroong modern corset para ang ipakita ang figure ni Villarias at ma-capture ang ‘femininity and power’ na mayroon ang bawat Cabadbaranon.
Lalo pang naging maigting ang competition dahil sa question-and-answer portion. Ang panel of judges ang nagbigay ng mga matitinding tanong at binigyan ang mga kandidata ng isang minuto para sumagot. Narito ang full transcript ng Q&A:
CANDIDATE #1: ANGELIE GABRIELLE ESTRADA
Tanong mula kay NORMAN TINIO: How can young people like you turn the pandemic into something positive?
ANGELI ESTRADA: Thank you for that wonderful question, Sir Norman. I would say that we should start from ourselves, being self-disciplined and follow the health protocols of our government to prevent any spread of virus and most of all stay connected with our loved ones.
CANDIDATE #2: COLEEN BEATRIX ALCARDE
Tanong mula kay PATRISHA ASHLEY CAYUCA: Women are capable and competent leaders like men. What is your view on that statement and why?
COLEEN BEATRIX ALCARDE: Honestly, the women are taking over the world right now. And as Beyonce said, who run the world, girls? Because our advantage in that stance is we have the compassionate hearts as a woman to view things on a more emotional aspect. Yes, it might be an advantage to be more rational at times but it is also important to look out for the strength of a nation, which is its people. That is the primary source of our independence, so we have to value also how the people looked up to us. So this is the advantage of having a woman who’s leading a nation or in any organizations, so I agree to that movement and I am a part that movement. For I am a queen for nation building.
CANDIDATE #3: SHARMAINE DELA CRUZ
Tanong mula kay ALLEN YOTOKO: Given your traits, talent, or skills, how can you best serve your municipality or region?
SHARMAINE DELA CRUZ: Given my talents and traits, I can best serve my community if given a chance to be as the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021. Because I’m bringing with me my advocacy the education for the indigenous people. And as an educator I would love to encourage people to engage in educating, providing educational needs, and to secure a shelter for these children. Because I believe these indigenous tribes should pursue their dreams and I want to be of help in lifting their mind and spirits.
CANDIDATE #4: KEITH ARBOLEDA
Tanong mula kay ABBYGALE ARENAS DE LEON: If I were a tourist visiting your town for the first time, where would you take me to see or experience, and why?
KEITH ARBOLEDA: Echague is very blessed with wonderful and beautiful natural spots that we are proud of. Particularly, the Calabaguin Falls, the Dipaniong Cave, Dissu-or Lagoon, and the Ilagan River. I am sure you will enjoy it Ma’am. And these wonderful gifts from God are very taken care of and nurtured and maintained by the Echaguenos which are the Yogad people and I believe that we should take care of it for it is our home and we are the shepherds of God’s creation.
CANDIDATE #5: SHEALTEL KYLE CAHILIG
Tanong mula kay DEO MACALMA: Philippines just won its first Olympic gold medal in weightlifting none other than by Hidilyn Diaz amidst a global pandemic. What do you think is the message of this historic victory?
SHEALTEL KYLE CAHILIG: Well, it proves that we women, we can be weightlifters, we can be leaders, we can be boxers, and we can do anything we want. And we are capable to anything what we pursue are because we are women, and that is what we should actually prove to our society. Well, I guess, we don’t have to prove it anymore because our women in today’s society, they proved it already. And I am her standing as an empowered woman with that. And together, I will empower my fellow women to be the same. Thank you so much.
CANDIDATE #6: JAYVEE LYN LOREJO
Tanong mula kay NORMAN TINIO: Between Derek Ramsey, Gerald Anderson, Paolo Contis, Aljur Abrenica, and John Lloyd Cruz, who would you prefer to be courted by and why?
JAYVEE LYN LOREJO: That is a very interesting question. But for me, I will be choosing Gerald Anderson. Because when I was a kid, I have a big crush of Gerald Anderson but with the story that he has, I will be still happy that he chooses me, and he wants to court me. But if he does something else that would break my heart, I should leave him and most stay for long with him because I don’t want to stay be broken for the rest of my life. That would be all, thank you.
CANDIDATE #7: VJIE MATIAS
Tanong mula kay PATRISHA ASHLEY CAYUCA: What is your concept of happiness?
VJIE MATIAS: My concept of happiness is not just about having the luxury things. My concept of happiness is not just about being successful in life but also being contented on what you have and what you will have in the future. The concept of happiness for me is when you are helping others without expecting anything in return, because that represents kindness. And kindness itself is a luxury thing, and that is not monetary. That’s all, thank you.
CANDIDATE #8: SHANYL KAYLE HOFER
Tanong mula kay ALLEN YOTOKO: What one pageant tip will you tell a young aspiring beauty queen?
SHANYL KAYLE HOFER: In all the pageants that I’ve joined, there is only one thing that I’ve learned about. It’s about being you and being your true self. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, ‘cause what they’re looking for is authenticity, and that is somewhat a very important thing is to be able to reach the people you want to reach and to help people that wants to be helped and I think from all the lessons that I’ve learned, I also would like to say that beauty pageants is not just all glitz and glamour, it’s all about what we can do to help our community. Thank you.
CANDIDATE #9: JERAMIE MINGO
Tanong mula kay ABBYGALE ARENAS DE LEON: What bothers you most about what’s happening in the world today?
JERAMIE MINGO: One thing bothers me most happening in our country today is poverty. And as a youth, all I can say that as a teacher I can help eradicate poverty in our country. A teacher is not just imparting knowledge about the importance of imparting knowledge to the students but also to teach them the value of culture. I am an Iliganon and surrounded by Badjao, they are the man of the seas and are marginalized to the city but after all, all I can say is that, I want to educate the people that this education is very important especially to the young ones. Because education is one of the reason or the problem we are facing right now. But All I can say that, these small ways can create big change to help eradicate the poverty in our country because teaching is not just imparting knowledge but inspiring change and it will create the change by start in myself. Thank you.
CANDIDATE #10: CHYNNA KAYE VEROSIL
Tanong mula kay DEO MACALMA: How do you handle peer pressure?
CHYNNA KAYE VEROSIL: I believe that in these times of pandemic, we are all using our times in social media, and in this social media we always see peer pressure, and we always see criticisms, and other negativities which causes stress, depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies towards us which causes death to hundreds of thousands of people. But then, I do believe that with my own strength, with my uniqueness and with my own capabilities I know that I can do best, and I don’t need to please other people because with myself I know that I can be a great influence and I can impact the lives other people, and I can empower other youth as well. Thank you.
CANDIDATE #11: CHERRY MAY REGALADO
Tanong mula kay NORMAN TINIO: How will you advocate responsible use of social media platforms?
CHERRY MAY REGALADO: As an individual representing our country in different international competitions and also as the ambassadress of my municipality. I feel responsible to suffice the need and support of our community, wherein as well I need to address the youth the proper use of social media that not everything should be posted and not everything should be absorbed. We should know the things that we need to inculcate in the minds of the youth and you should be a responsible user of social media if you wanted to inspire other people. We wanted to live in a world wherein there is peace and happiness and we wanted to provide the good information wherein everybody will benefit from it. Thank you!
CANDIDATE #12: KRYSTI ANN VILLARIAS
Tanong mula kay PATRISHA ASHLEY CAYUCA: Do you think social media should be used to flaunt wealth or air dirty linen?
KRYSTI ANN VILLARIAS: I believe that social media should be used in a good influence and when we use social media, we have to stand, we have to take a stand on what we believe in and if we take our stand, we can speak up, we are enabled to speak up in everything that is good for the community, for the netizens, for the social media. And when we speak up, people will listen to everything that we say and then if they listen, they will do something about it. And speaking up isn’t just about speaking up, it is also asking for the accountability for the sake and welfare of not just myself, not just to the social media but for the whole humanity. That’s all, thank you.
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