Pana-ad Fesival 2012: Bacolod Wins Lin-ay sg Negros 2012 Crown
For the third time in the 18-year history of Lin-ay sang Negros, a Bacoleña won again the crown, at a spectacular three-and-a-half-hour pageant last night at the jampacked Panaad Stadium.
Lin-ay sang Negros 2012 Allysa Marie Villarico of Bacolod City with 1st Runner-up Jemaimah Taladico of Victorias City (left) and 2nd Runner-up Sherizze Sean Acot of Talisay City (right).* (Capitol photo)
Fireworks lighted up the sky as Allysa Marie Villarico of Bacolod was crowned Lin-ay sang Negros 2012, besting 23 other beautiful ladies representing their respective towns and cities.
Villarico, who was 2011 MassKara Queen second runner-up, won P60,000 in cash and a full one-year college scholarship. Earlier she was also chosen Lin-ay sang Media at a pre-pageant Press Presentation.
She was crowned by first lady Dr. Marilyn Marañon, 2011 Lin-ay sang Negros Ann Marie Malayo, and Department of Tourism consultant Leonilo Agustin, who was chairman of the board of judges.
Other Lin-ay sang Negros crown holders from Bacolod were Christer Mari Taclobos who won in 2007, and Jan Nicole Puentevella who won in 2006.
Villarico is incoming senior Mass Communication student of the University of Negros Occidental—Recoletos in Bacolod.
Villarico also won Miss Energy Development Corporation, Miss Mary Kay, Miss ASN People’s Choice, and Miss Globe.
Coming close to winning the crown is first runner-up Jemaimah Taladico of Victorias City.
Taladico, who impressed the judges and the audience with her wit, is a Mass Communications student of the University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod. She won a 75-percent one-year college scholarship and P40,000 in cash.
Second runner-up is Sherizze Sean Acot of Talisay City. She is an AB Communication student of the University of Saint La Salle. She won P20,000 in cash and 50-percent one-year college scholarship.
Acot was also chosen Miss Del Monte Fit ‘n Right and Miss Watchmen Daily Journal Readers’ Choice.
Manapla’s bet Patricia Anne Reconquista and Hinoba-an bet Kristy Claire Ebreo belonged to the Top 5 Finalists. Ebreo won Most Congenial, while Reconquista won Miss New Placenta.
Bago City’s bet Catherine Joy Marin did not make it to the Top 5 although she won two major awards, Best in Evening Gown and Best in Swimsuit, as well as Miss Island Living Channel, Miss Kapuso, Miss 2Go Freight, Miss Dermaline, and Miss Camisa.
Other winners are: Chinky Cantere of Murcia—Miss Silka and Miss Olive-C; Cel Marie Lachica of Silay—Miss SunStar Readers’ Choice and Miss Coca-Cola; Precious Grace Heradura of Himamaylan—Miss 2Go Travel; Karla Ape of La Castellana—Miss Robinsons Place Most Photogenic; Vanessa Marie Oyos of Kabankalan—Miss AirPhil Express; and Damaris Landao—Best in Festival Costume.
Judging the pageant were Department of Tourism consultant Leonilo Agustin, 2009 Lin-ay sang Negros and 2011 Mutya ng Pilipinas International Vicky Marie Milagrosa Rushton, 2011 Miss World first princess Helen Henson, model Raphael Kieffer, and 2004 Lin-ay sang Negros Blance Marie Brown.
Hosting the pageant were Binibining Pilipinas-World 2006 Ann Mariz Igpit and GMA star Victor Aliwalas.*