A 22-YEAR-OLD lass from Palo, Leyte won this year’s Search for Miss Pintados held Thursday, June 25, at Leyte National High School gymnasium.

Nina Sherra Tagalog stood out among the contestants with her ability to project herself as an elegant woman onstage, aside from her fit body and beauty.

She also impressed the judges and the audience of her answer during the question and answer portion.

“It’s unethical for a teacher to court her female student for it will affect the integrity and professional relations between a teacher and a student,” she said when asked by television host Boy Abunda if it's okay for a male teacher to court his female student.

Tagalog also grabbed special awards, such as Ms. Executive facial care and Ms. Pepsi.

Among the finalists for Miss Pintados 2015 were Cyril Valera of Sulat, Eastern Samar, who was named first runner-up; Gretchen Gler of Naval, Biliran, as second runner-up; Michelle Cubilla of Tacloban City, as third runner-up; and Ma. Aila Nicole Paele of Tanauan, Leyte as fourth runner-up.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Fernandez, 16, of Macarthur, Leyte, grabbed the Miss Teen Pintados 2015 title, besting 11 other contestants.

She also won Best in Swimsuit, Texter’s Choice, executive facial care and Miss teen Goldilocks awards.

Named first runner-up was Niza Mae Tano of Tacloban City, while Charmin Tablate of Calubian Leyte won as second runner-up, Chloe Shania Nacar as third runner-up, and I-ram Armada of Tacloban City as fourth runner-up.

The beauty pageants were part of the celebration of the fiesta of Sr. Sto. Nino on June 30. (PIA)