Miss Silka 2011 finalists bared

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FIFTEEN lovely candidates for the Miss Silka Cagayan de Oro 2011 search were presented on Monday to the media in a press conference held at Max Fried Chicken in Cagayan de Oro City.

The local beauties were given an opportunity to show off their talents, beauty and brains with other hopefuls from the city's 80 barangays and major universities and colleges.

Bong Acharon from Samichella's Creations, the event organizer for this year's search, said the screening started last May in Barangay Nazareth and was concluded on July 1 in Barangay Bulua.


Acharon said the 80 barangays were clustered to four strategic locations where the pre-screening of the promising candidates of each barangay representative is held.

The finalists for this year's search were Karissa Grace Falcon, Reneza Quiblat, Grace Chua representing Xavier University, Christine Kaye Valdehueza and Sidney Taboclaon from Barangay Tagolaon, Trisha Salazar, Gichelle Borres, Dianne Akut, Laurice Inoza, Kristia Alde, Antonette Plazo, Donita Villareal, Nina Rivera, Yaisa Baconguis and Jonafe Tubera.

Acharon said as in any other beauty pageants, a talent and swimsuit competition will also be held, slated on July 13 at the poolside of Marco Hotel.

During the coronation night on July 16 at Limketkai Atrium, the candidates will wear the collections of local designer Gil Macaibay.

Acharon said admission is free but supporters are expected to bring with them empty Silka products since the pageant is based on how many Silka products the candidates has garnered.

The Miss Silka pageant has been running for almost five years in different cities in the country.

One of those who grabbed a slot in the finals for the Miss Silka 2010 search is Catherine Almirante of Xavier University as third runner-up.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 07, 2011.


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