Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crowning the Queen of Philippine Aviation

Cheers and applause reverberated within the posh ballroom of the Peninsula Manila as 14 beautiful women sashayed down the red carpet for the pageant and grand coronation night of Miss Aviation Philippines 2016, the prestigious search for the most captivating woman in the Philippine aviation and tourism industry.
Winning the Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 crown was Kristine Micah Malicsi, an 18-year-old tourism management student from Lyceum of the Philippines University. Joining her entourage were first runner up Reichelieu Emory Santos, a student pilot from Leading Edge International Aviation Academy, and second runner up Trizia Abaya, a development communications student from the University of the Philippines. 

Special awards were also given to Malicsi as Miss Sassy, Santos as Miss Camaya Coast, Abaya as Miss Body Beautiful and Best in Catwalk. Other special award winners were Miss Personality, Catherine Cuninar; Most Alluring Face, Zandra Magsino; Best in Evening Wear and Miss Prettylooks, Airish Mae Apostol.
The event, which coincided with the annual Aviators Ball, was attended by some of the country’s aviation luminaries headed by Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) event director Capt. Joy Roa, Capt. Meynard Halili, and Capt. Amado Soliman, Jr. The international delegates of the 20th PIHABF and diplomats to the Philippines were also in attendance including ­Sri Lankan Ambassadress Aruni Ranaraja, Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, Turkish ambassador Esra Cankorur, Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena, and German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski who were enjoying their cocktails before the pageant competition.
The panel of judges was composed of Mrs. Philippines Globe 2015 Sherry Lou VillaseƱor, Solane Mother of the Year 2013 Jessie Lou Lucero, Mrs. Philippines Globe 2012 Joyce Pascual Agsaway, pageant blogger and former beauty queen Joyce Ann Burton, 1st Air Division Commander of the Philippine Air Force, Maj. Gen. Raul del Rosario, Executive Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, Atty. Carmelo Arcilla, and Camaya Coast president Goody Ilagan.
 “The Philippine aviation industry takes pride in having many beautiful and smart women. We hope that through the Miss Aviation Philippines pageant, we will inspire more people to pursue a career in aviation and better appreciate the women’s significant role in the industry,” said pageant director Morena Carla Cabrera-Quimpo.
Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 is sponsored by Prettylooks, Camaya Coast and JM’s Pageantry Innovations. It is also supported by Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines (CABP) and Clark International Airport (CIA).

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