THE 20 candidates for the Mr. & Ms. Teen MassKara candidates will showcase their talents at the pre-pageant event at the atrium area of Robinsons Place in Bacolod City at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8

Male candidates are Jorge Anthony Magluyan of Barangay 1; Gabriel Luis Decolongon of Barangay Montevista; Glen Yvan Lambot of Barangay 40; Jessie Louis Ledesma of Barangay Vista Alegre and Michael Joseph Moraña, Barangay Mansilingan;

Other male contestants include Adrian Kurt Binguan of Baranga Sum-ag; John Colyn Espeleta of Barangay Tangub; Gabriel Anthony Cañete of Barangay Estefania; Jose Miguel Rojas of Barangay Bata; and Angelo Joshua Moudebelu of Barangay Singcang-Airport.

As for the female contestants, they are Stephanie Kyle Salimbot of Barangay Vista Alegre; Angelique Shelie Hijara, Barangay Mansilingan; Julianah Cassandra Makilan of Barangay Sum-ag; Alyana Marie Susana, Barangay Taculing and Lyzabelle Blythe Villa of Barangay Bata.

Also competing for the female category are Crizel Ann Joy Provido of Barangay Singcang-Airport; Sophia Kaye Zaragoza of Barangay Vista Alegre; Jeepy Marie Gambito of Barangay Singcang-Airport; Clarabelle Faith Ligacion of Barangay Villamonte; and Mary Kate Carmona of Barangay Singcang-Airport.

The event is produced by JCI Bacolod and is already the second edition.

JCI’s Chino Macam Pineda, event overall chairman, said pre-pageant activities include a press presentation, as well as an effective communication and personality development workshop with Japhet Jingco and Ana Lou Panganiban of Better Academie Training Center as moderators and lecturers.