A junior Accountancy student of the University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod was crowned MassKara Queen 2013 in a three-hour pageant at the USLS coliseum Saturday night.
MASSKARA QUEEN. The newly-crowned 2013 MassKara Queen Lady Ann Alquizar, who was chosen as Miss 2GO Travel is flanked by her court - 1st runner-up Joy Jontillano (Best in Evening Gown) and 2nd placer Franchette Laguda (Best in Talent) - during the pageant night at the St. La Salle Coliseum last Saturday. Alquizar was also awarded Best in Festival Costume.* (Belle Loyola photo)
Lady Anne Alquizar, who was the Pasalamat Festival Queen of La Carlota City last year, bested nine other candidates to win the crown, P80,000 in cash, and a free trip to Korea as announced by Mayor Monico Puentevella.
Alquizar, who was candidate No. 2, also won two special awards, namely, Best in Festival Costume and 2Go Princess.
Princess Soraya Jaafar, one of the judges of the MassKara Queen 2013 pageant, awards Chinky Cantere Best in Swimwear Saturday night.*
One of the most colorful and exciting mini events of the annual search for Bacolod City’s MassKara Queen is the Fantasy Make Up Competition where the ten candidates, from their simplest beauty, are turned into magical fairies or scary creatures.
Chinky Cantere as Mystique from the movie "X-Men".*
This year’s creations were based on characters from Hollywood Sci-Fi movies like Species, Alien vs Predator, Narnia, Pirates of the Carribean, John Carter, X-Men, Splice, and Percy Jackson.
The artists were given one hour and a half to make the transformations. Winner for the Best in Fantasy Make Up will be announced during the pageant night.
Kris Gicaro, a registered nurse, leads the ongoing online poll for the MassKara Queen 2012 Readers’ Choice award with 4,548 votes as of September 29, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Kris Gicaro at The Ranch in Brgy. Alangilan during a photo shoot of 2012 MassKara Queen candidates recently.* (SKT Digital photo)
She is followed by Danielle Villaflor (3,927 votes), Dominique Abayon (3,796 votes), Ena Velasco (3,706 votes), Daphne Molenaar (3,463 votes), Rachel Malunes (3,127 votes), Kaye Duman-cas (1, 894 votes), Mara Delaminez (1,782 votes), Samyah Al-Dossary (1, 703 votes), and Tiziani Ybañes (680 votes).
Ten young ladies are vying for the 2012 MassKara Queen crown, as Bacolod City celebrates the 33rd MassKara Festival in October.
Who among these 10 ladies will succeed MassKara Queen 2011 Alexis Danica Drilon? The MQ 2012 finalists are (seated from left) Kaye Dumancas, Tiziani Ybañez, Kris Gicaro, and Mara Delaminez, and (standing from left) Danielle Villaflor, Rachel Malunes, Daphne Molenaar, Ena Velasco, Dominique Abayon and Samyah Al-Dossary.*(SKT DIGITAL PHOTO)
The MassKara Queen finalists are Tiziani Ybañez, Daphne Molenaar, Samyah Al-Dossary, Ena Velasco, Rachel Malunes, Kris Gicaro, Mara Delaminez, Kaye Dumancas, Danielle Villaflor, and Dominique Abayon. This was announced over the weekend by ABS-CBN Bacolod, the official production group for this year’s pageant, in partnership with the Silver MassKara Festival Organization, Inc., organizer of the festival since 2004.
The MassKara Queen Final 10 had a busy weekend doing the ramp and putting their wits to a test in a Ramp Modelling Competition and The Interview Preliminaries last Friday and Saturday, respectively at the event centers of 888 Chinatown Square and the SM City malls.
Dubbed “Thank God, It’s Fashion Friday,” the ramp modelling event featured clothes from various boutiques of 888 Mall and other stores in the city.