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Friday, October 4, 2013
SHOPPERS and supporters witnessed an exciting afternoon as 20 young fashionistas walked down the ramp for Trendy Teens 2013 Model Search Grand Finals last Sunday, September 29, 4 p.m. at NCCC Mall Davao Activity Center.
As early as 1 p.m., supporters of the 20 hopefuls from 138 contestants who answered the call trooped to the activity center of NCCC Mall to give their support and cheers.
Aspiring to be a model from Davao del Norte and other regions tried their luck in the competition. With high hopes that it will be their passport to fame.
The female participants this year are all pretty and charming -- Charmaine Bless Stockwell, Ivory Claire Dequilla, Ericka Bernadette Dasig, Princess Faye Fernandez, Irjana Xyza Arcena, Jowielle Dawn Dogma, Vanessa Doria, Jovilyn Gavan, Mary Rose Vicente, and Geanne Claire Lu.
While the male finalists who are all good-looking and determined to succeed are; Ivan James Tribulano, Jefferson Estrella, Alexis Mancenido, Gardian Cristory Cardeno, Raniel Morate, Bryon Jeffrey Garcia, Ezequiel Jay Cain, Anthony Alladin, and the identical twins Earl Kim and Earl Kin Franco.
The disc jockey of 103.5 WOW FM Franklin Cuadrillero, aka Papa Kiko hosted the show.
Criteria for judging for the 20 finalists are the following: confidence and x-factor (30 percent), physical appeal (30 percent), voter’s texts (20 percent), wit (10 percent), and conduct (10 percent).
Choosing the big winner was a big task to do, knowing that the winners serve as youth ambassadors and role models.
The NCCC Marketing Group got the help of the experts from different field as judge to help them out in choosing who deserves to win.
The judges for this year’s competition were Dabawenya beauty queen Janelle Tee, Javey Lim, Nesty Fernandez, Tagum City Tourism's project and coordinating officer Jimmy Cabal, and Arch. Michael E. Dakudao.
The finalist also showcased their production number wearing their '60s inspired outfits.
Declared as NCCC Trendy Teen winners for 2013 are Earl Kim Franco and Charmaine Bless Shotwell.
Other winners are Earl Kin Franco and Princess Faye Fernandez as 1st runner-up, Raniel Morata and Irjana Xy-za Arcena as 2nd runner up, Alexis Mancenido and Jovilyn Gavan as 3rd runner-up and Anthony Alladin and Mary Rose Vicente as 4th runner-up.
Aside from the main prizes, few special awards were also given.
Named as Smartest Teens were Earl Kin Franco and Charmaine Bless Shotwell.
The Mr. & Miss Tangkad Sagad are Ezequiel Cain and Princess Faye Fernandez.
While Mr. & Miss Refreshing Smile are Alexis Mancenido and Ivory Claire Dequilla.
The most number of text votes went to Bryon Garcia and Charmaine Bless Shotwell, they were declared as Mr. & Miss Voters Choices.
Winners received P30,000 and 7-inch tablet from NCCC Department Store, plus one-year membership at Holiday Gym & Spa, Timex watches, Tower fan, school supplies package, dental certificates from Garcia Dental Clinic, and Bioessence Gold treatments.
Big cash prizes were also given away, amounting to P15,000, P10,000, P8,000 and P5,000 for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th runners-up respectively.
The winners also have the chance to enroll at Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, got a personality development books and a day tour package at Bluejaz Resort.
To the winners and NCCC guys congratulations!
Showbiz world is again bombarded with the recent controversy involving the couple, Parokya ni Edgar Front man Chito Miranda and girlfriend, Neri Naig.
Though things are not yet okay after their sex video scandal surface on the Net in August this year, another video of their intimate moment together surfaced Monday afternoon.
The video runs for 11 minutes and 20 seconds, uploaded in the social networking site Facebook, that immediately earned thousands of shares and comments from the users.
But despite of the recent controversy they are in right now, Chito remains tough and again professes his great love to Neri.
"Mahal na mahal namin ang isa't-isa. The more na subukan nilang guluhin ang buhay namin, mas lalo lang tumitibay ang pagmamahalan at samahan namin," Chito's statement in his Instagram account.
Admittedly, I don't really get the point why some couples love to videotape their hot and steamy moments together. That's their decision. I respect that.
Showbiz personalities or not, it would still be best to be extra careful.
Big thanks to NDS Trendy Teens Facebook account for the photos and Ms. Thea of NCCC for the added information.
More tsismisan next week. You can keep in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 04, 2013.