THE reel is on for the Silver Edition of the annual search for the Lin-ay sang Negros 2018!
The province of Negros Occidental led by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Pana-ad Festival executive director Ma. Lina Sanogal, the Team Acids which handles the production of the Lin-ay sang Negros beauty pageant under the baton of pageant director Rodney Ascalon, held the press presentation Saturday at Robinsons Place City Walk in Bacolod City.
The 27 gorgeous ladies electrified the catwalk during the first level of the competition, the search for the Muse of the Press and Best in Talent.
For more than two hours, the 27 candidates competed for the said special award, and two luckiest ladies were named Muse of the Press which goes to Lin-ay sang Kabankalan Gheneza Marie Mueller and Lin-ay sang Sagay Daireen Mae Dagatan as Best in Talent.
Mueller showed confidence, spontaneity, and wit in answering the question.
She was if she will be a tourist guide, where will she bring the tourists? She was quick to say that it will be in Kabankalan City.
“Our city is known as the rising city in the South. Our tagline is: ‘Life is more fun in Kabankalan.’ If I will be given the chance to bring a couple of tourists in my city, I will bring them to our city museum, which will show them Kabakalanon’s diversity of cultures, our history, our festivals and reflection of our true beauty which is our people,” she said.
Dagatan, on the other hand, showed her dance prowess by performing a contemporary dance that depicted Sagay’s love for the ocean and its dedication to preserving marine life.
Both winners are 18 years old, or debutants.
The other ladies who competed were Krisley Sanor, representing Bacolod City; Marione Angel Dela Minez, Bago City; Kristilyn Delprado, Binalbagan; Meiele Polines, Cadiz City; Ana Marie Sayat, Calatrava; Glydel Liza Geduriagao, Candoni; Le’Ann Marie Gayatin, Cauayan; Andrea Claire Balinas, E.B. Magalona, Milca Romares, Himamaylan City; Yasmine Cabalfin, Hinigaran; Krissel Crisostomo, Hinoba-an; Danice Decolongon, Ilog; Kristelle Jane Sa-onoy, Isabela; Jessette Pagsuguiron, La Castellana;
Marianne Joyce Cristal, Manapla; Michelle Unabia, Moises Padilla; Lawrellie Cay Allen, Murcia; Aira Marie Doronila, Pulupandan; Jimarie Sheermaigne Lim, San Carlos City; Rose Ann Niego, San Enrique; Ronnielyn Jochico, Silay City; Patricia Nicole Balbin, Sipalay City; Aileen Charlene Linga, Talisay City; Klaire Anne Libre, Toboso; and Kessia Angelic Bihag, Victorias City.
Ascalon, the show director, thanked the ladies for showing their best in the initial stage of the competition.
This is the third time for Ascalon to direct Lin-ay.
“It has always been a challenge to handle this grandest beauty pageant in our province. I’m glad the ladies enjoyed their journey to pageantry. It’s a sure way to help them build self-confidence and improve the ladies’ personalities. My Team Acids is up for this challenge. We want to ensure that the ladies and their respective hometowns and our province as a whole are finally put on spotlight within the duration of the pageant and the festival,” he said.
Team Acids has collaborated to deliver the fine prints of their concepts, the ideas, creativity, among others, with nothing but the best.
Photos by Carla N. Cañet