30 Manileñas vies for Miss Manila 2017 tilt
Report: Raymund Thom Golez | Managing Editor
Photos: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor; Jerry Ilao | Contributing Photographer
TAMPA, Florida – Thirty equally stunning ladies representing the different districts of the historic City of Manila who will vie for the coveted title of Miss Manila 2017 were officially presented to the Philippine media on June 15 during the Press Presentation held at the classic Manila Hotel, Philippines.
The City (Government) of Manila and MARE Foundation once again team up to crown the next Miss Manila, wherein, the winner will represent the City of Manila in different functions and events.
On its fourth year since its re-staging, the search is not only looking for a woman of beauty, but also of empowerment, personifies social awareness, and embodies a true Manileña with grace, passion, and optimism.
In celebration of Araw Ng Maynila, under the decree of Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, proceeds of this year’s pageant will benefit MARE Foundation, a non-profit institution headed by Chairperson and Pageant Director, Ms. Jackie Ejercito.
The official candidates for Miss Manila 2017 are: 1.GLENN AEELA KRISHNAN, 2.ALEXANDRA QUE, 3.JANE USISON, 4.SHIELA MAE MORALES, 5.JOANNA ROSE TOLLEDO, 6.ROXANNE NATIVIDAD, 7.SOFIA SIBUG, 8.HAZEL ANN REYES, 9.ATHENA MARIE JAMAICA CATRIZ, 10.BEA GENEROSA AQUINO, 11.MARIA GAIL D. TOBES, 12.RYCCA TIMOG, 13.MERYLJAN ANGANGAN, 14.KATRINA MAE SESE, 15.MARIA ISABEL ALVES, 16.KRISTINE JOYCE MONTES, 17.ALLHIA CHARMAINE ESTORES, 18.DIANA MACKEY
19. ALYSSA JOREEN REYES, 20.SHAINE NICOLE CHAVEZ, 21.NAELAH ALSHORBAJI ALMAZIK, 22.PRINCESS BAUTISTA, 23.GERI FRANCHESCA CAMARGO, 24.PAMELA VILLACORTE, 25.JENNIFER DAGURO, 26.KRISTINE EIRIEL NOLASCO, 27.JHAN NICOLE AMBATA, 28.REGINE SARAH TURJMAN, 29.PAOLA BIANCA BAGAFORO, 30.KRISTEL HERRERA.
The grand coronation night will be held on Araw ng Maynila, June 24, 7 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), with telecast on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best, after Gandang Gabi Vice, on June 25.
Miss Manila 2017 will receive PhP 1,000,000.00 worth of prizes, consisting of a management contract and Php500,000.00 in cash; 1st Runner-Up (PhP 350,000.00 cash); 2nd Runner-Up (PhP 250,00.00 cash); 3rd Runner-Up (PhP 150,000.00 cash); 4th Runner-Up (PhP 100,000.00 cash)500,000 pesos, and a contract with VIVA.