MISS Iloilo 2020 pageant made history in Iloilo City when for the first time, crown titles were given to each of the three Ilongga beauties during the coronation night, Thursday, January 23, held at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) Cultural Center.
Miss Iloilo Universe 2020, Miss Iloilo Binibini 2020 and Miss Iloilo World 2020 were awarded to three contestants that bested 11 contenders for the titles.
Rabiya Mateo, 23, of Balasan, Iloilo, was crowned Miss Iloilo Universe 2020 while Ann Roxal Palmares, 20, of Mandurriao District, Iloilo City bagged the Miss Iloilo World 2020 crown. Hailed as Miss Iloilo-Binibining Pilipinas 2020 was Karen Laurrie Bano Mendoza, 24, of Concepcion, Iloilo.
They were all meticulously chosen during the Miss Iloilo 2020 screening. All of them stand over 5’6” in height in preparation for the national pageant competitions which they will be joining and will be supported by the organizer.
The Kheshapornam Ramachandran, 19, of Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City and Sharamie Solocio, 18, of Santa Barbara, Iloilo were the first and second runners up, respectively.
Each of the major titleholders won P60,000 cash and an international tour package for two. The first and second runners-up received P20,000 and P15,000, respectively.
Other candidates were:
Syra Jagunap, 18, (Leganes, Iloilo)
Desiree Jane Tubaon, 22, (Igbaras, Iloilo)
Tarilaye John Beke, 25, (Pavia, Iloilo)
Mary Desiree Rendoque, 18, (Cabatuan, Iloilo)
Blessie Jay Villablanca, 21, (La Paz, Iloilo City)
Darra Lorreine Sadsad, 20, (Sibunag, Guimaras)
Miss Iloilo 2020 organizers consisted chairman Sara Pena, co-chairman Beverly Rosales, director Kevin Piamonte, screening committee head Rhea Penaflorida, finance head Susie Facultad and Mark Lester Reneses, secretariat head Jida Hautea, branding and design Angelo Jethro Del Rosario, head fashion designer Nono Palmos, candidate coordinator Gerlin Dela Cruz and Miss Iloilo 2020 is mentored by Bb. Pilipinas executive committee member Raymond Villanueva. The official photo and video is Xane Studio.
UPV professor Bobby Rodriguez, Jasper Ruby Vijar and celebrity Robi Domingo served as the pageant’s host.
The three pageant winners will join the parade during the highlight of the celebration of Dinagyang 2020 and feast of Santo Niño on Sunday, January 26, 2020.