Continental Miss Philippines America presents 2018 candidates

By Abner Galino

The Continental Miss Philippines America candidates during their presentation at the James Irvine Japanese Garden in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Phillip Ner

THE Continental Miss Philippines America has presented its final line up of candidates for its 2018 competition during a simple ceremony at the James Irvine Japanese Garden in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

The event was graced by Janicel Lubina, who was Binibining Pilipinas 2015 and Miss World Philippines 1st runner up in 2013.

The candidates are going to compete for the titles of Continental Miss Philippines Petite, Continental Miss Teen Philippines and Continental Miss Philippines America.

Pageant organizer Jo Verte identified the candidates as Elana Arceo, Shaina Dayot, Anikka Manabat, Lynette Siahaan, Erika Rose Madlangsakay, Kimilei Mugford, Sariah Shaver, Angielyn Ruiz, Ashley Knowlton, Emmeline Sturgeon, Crystal Freedman, Pamela Saguinsin, Georgel Ruga, Dru Mendez, Reeva Gestre, Keena Mapanao, Kimilei Mugford, Jessica Duhay, Camille Knowlton and Monika Lois de Jesus.

Competing for the title of Continental Mrs. Philippines America are Robey Staley, Dory Baghallian, Sol Magtuba Gairanod, Evangeline Taberrah and Leenda Balauag.

Continental Mrs. Philippines America delegates are to be judged base on beauty, poise, personality and on the essence of their respective advocacies.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Dream. Believe. Achieve. Embrace the world, your journey begins with Continental Miss Philippines America,” Jo Verte said.

Verte added that whoever will be crowned Continental Miss Philippines America gets a chance to compete in the Philippines, particularly in the Miss World Philippines pageant.

The grand coronation night will happen on August 4 at the Aratani Theatre at 244 S San Pedro St., Los Angeles.

The candidates will also compete for the following special awards: Miss Photogenic, Best in Talent, Best in Swimwear and Designers Choice Awards.

The judges will also look out for girls who will be conferred the titles of Continental Miss Eco Philippines USA, Continental Miss Multinational USA, Reina Hispano Filipina Americano and Continental Miss Philippines World USA.


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