Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 Fashion and Presentation of Candidates

Photo exhibit of the 2015 winners photo contest
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Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 Fashion Presentation of Candidates

We Filipinos are fond of celebrating festivals or fiestas and we all know that a fiesta is never complete without a beauty pageant. In fact, even if it’s a small barrio fiesta, you will notice that there will always be a beauty pageant.

Aliwan Photo exhibit
Aliwan Photo exhibit

As with the celebration of the grandest festival of all champions – Aliwan Fiesta 2016, there is Reyna ng Aliwan 2016. Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant 2016 will be participated by 16 candidates from different places all over the Philippines representing their unique festivals.  Aliwan Fiesta 2016 is on April 14-16, 2016 at Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay.

But before the Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant 2016, a fashion presentation of the Reyna ng Aliwan candidates was held last April 13, 2016, at the Robinson’s Atrium, Ermita, Manila. Alongside with that was a photo exhibit showcasing the winners of 2015 photo contest on the pageantry of the Philippines’ festival of champions. The fashion presentation was organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company in cooperation with Robinson’s Manila.

Stand-out Reyna ng Aliwan Candidates

Among the 16 candidates, some of them showed a great potential to win the crown of the Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant 2016. Even thou it’s just a fashion presentation and not the pageant itself, still their performance will somehow reflect how prepared they were for the pageant.

1. Candidate No. 13 – Cynthia Thomalla

Cynthia so determined to take back the crown as the Reyna ng Aliwan
Cynthia so determined to take back the crown as the Reyna ng Aliwan
Ms Cynthia Thomalla of the Sinulog Festival
Ms Cynthia Thomalla of the Sinulog Festival

Ms. Cynthia Thomalla represents the Sinulog Festival of Cebu City. Cynthia’s inspiration was to win back the crown of Reyna ng Aliwan since Cebu was the champion for two consecutive years until last year they weren’t able to defend the crown. She also wanted to promote the wonders and beauty of Cebu.

2. Candidate No. 5 – Andrea Fe Gonzales Gomez

17-year old Andrea Gomez of the Panagbenga Festival
17-year old Andrea Gomez of the Panagbenga Festival

Representing the beautiful and colorful Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City, Ms. Andrea Gomez was determined to win also the crown of Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 to make her city and family proud. Her motivation is the people believing in her.  Interestingly, Ms. Gomez is only 17 and at this very young age, she is now exposed to the big network of beauties.

3. Candidate No. 15 – Christel Marie Layson

Ms Christel Layson of the Paraw Regatta Festival
Ms Christel Layson of the Paraw Regatta Festival

Ms. Layson proudly represents the oldest sailing festival of Panay – Paraw Regatta Festival. Her motivation and goal are to make their festival be recognized all over the Philippines since it’s a manifestation of the great heritage of the Malays. The festival is held during the 3rd Sunday of February every year.

Other Candidates

Candidates for the Reyna ng Aliwan 2016
Coralin Mendoza Resureccion of the Niyogyugan Festival
Coralin Mendoza Resureccion of the Niyogyugan Festival
She is not Janine Tugunon, Her name is Lou Dominique Piczon of the Manaragat Festival
She is not Janine Tugunon, Her name is Lou Dominique Piczon of the Manaragat Festival

Aliwan Fiesta Photo Exhibit

Photo exhibit of the 2015 winners photo contest
Photo exhibit of the 2015 winners photo contest

Also, a great display of the winners of the 2015 photo contest was presented in a photo exhibit at the atrium.

Special Participation

Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Winner

Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Festival Queen-Stephanie Abellanida
Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Festival Queen-Stephanie Abellanida

The night became more exciting as Stephanie Abellanida – Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 festival queen put a show on stage on her gorgeous gown. Ms. Abellanida is from Midsayap, North Cotabato and a real definition of beauty and brains. She graduated Cum Laude in Accountancy and is now preparing for the CPA Board Exam. She became also a part of the Binibining Pilipinas

Papa Jack

Papa Jack
Papa Jack

Being famously known as the love guru at 90.7 Love Radio, Papa Jack is also blessed with a great talent in singing and playing instruments. He serenaded the candidates and cheering the night singing “Kung Tayo’y Matanda” and “Itanong Mo Sa Akin”.

Katbalogan Street Dance Group

Katbalogan Street Dance Group
Katbalogan Street Dance Group

Related Activities in the upcoming Aliwan Fiesta 2016

  • Aliwan Music Jam  – April 14 (6pm) at Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay
  • Shoppers Bazaar – April 14-16 (whole day) at Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay
  • Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant – April 15 (4pm) at Sotto St., CCP Complex, Pasay
  • Float Parade and Streetdance Competition – April 16 (4pm-9pm) at the Quirino Grandstand, Roxas Boulevard
Aliwan Fiesta 2016
Aliwan Fiesta 2016

Beyond doubt, Aliwan Fiesta 2016 will be more colorful and grand with all of its activities especially the Reyna ng Aliwan 2016. This kind of activities truly marks the greatness and beauty of the Philippines. Join the Aliwan Fiesta 2016 and discover the festival of champions!

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