Report: Arvin Cabachete | Writer & Correspondent
Photos: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor
After the successful nationwide screening of this year’s Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines pageant, the Hannah’s team held a one day grand callback and press presentation last April 14 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura BGC.
Seventy gorgeous men and women from all over the country paraded in swimwear in hope to represent their cities and/or municipalities in the 6th edition of the pageant.
Screening panel are the following: Miss Grand International 2016 1st Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo, Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Top 15 Finisher Sandra Lemonon, Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Top 25 Finisher Sigrid Grace Flores, Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidate Sarah Margarette Joson, model Clint Bondad, Michelle Encarnacion of Belmere’, Domz Ramos of DR Swim, Randy Nolasco and Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr., Proprietor of Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center.
From 70, they are narrowed down to 40 (20 each for men and women). Three titles are at stake: Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018, Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines 2018, and Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s Tourism Ambassador Philippines 2018.
The winners will serve as spokesperson in promoting the resort’s advocacies such as ecotourism. They will address the national ecotourism issues and as a catalyst of development for communities. They’ll be the official representatives of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Ecotourism Society (IETS).
After the announcement of the official candidates, they then pose for photos in front of the press wearing swimwear by Domz Ramos of Dr. Swim.
Preliminaries will be held on May 5 at Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center. Coronation night will be on May 12 at the Resorts World Manila.
Top 20 Official Male candidates are:
1. Kyle Dwight Sabinay – Talisay, Cebu
2. John Roland Torres – Tabaco, Albay
3. James Lee Sabado – Dagupan, Pangasinan
4. Joshua Helito – Rizal
5. Makheos Quiambao – Pangasinan
6. Gerome Bongco – Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
7. Vinz Jimenez – Tondo, Manila
8. Jordanne Lapira – Manila
9. Jearu Ed Magbuhat – Quezon City
10. Crispin C. Tabao – Tuguegarao
11. Christopher Joshua Ibañez – Tagaytay City
12. Vann Ramos – Cebu City
13. George Reylor de Lumen – Marikina City
14. Joie Rey Dagsa – Puerto Princesa, Palawan
15. John Paul Juanillo – Zambales
16. Jayvinne Klein Jainar – La Union
17. Erikson Gudelano IV – Cainta, Rizal
18. Michael Gomez – North Cotabato
19. Kenneth Snell – San Pedro, Laguna
20. Jordan Sibbaluca – Cagayan Valley
(Photos in random order)
Top 20 Official female candidates are:
1. Brazmeena Abdurajak – Angeles, Pampanga
2. Loveley D. Bulosan – Tarlac City
3. Juvel Ducay – Bantayan Island, Cebu
4. Kylah Sanchez – Panabo, Davao del Norte
5. Shara Maxine Barber – Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6. Errish Anne Nalus – Dinalupihan, Bataan
7. Stefanoni Nunag – Tarlac
8. Marianne Serenuela – Cagayan de Oro City
9. Elisa Taylor – Mandaluyong City
10. Nicole Miñano – Caloocan City
11. Jasmine Omay – Tarlac
12. Joanna Ricci Alajar – Davao City
13. Honey Grace Cartasano – Quezon City
14. Daniella Mariz Lamptey – Mandaluyong City
15. Rosechel Templa – Carmen, Davao del Norte
16. Jaya May Bernardo – Lemery, Batangas
17. Novie Shane Leonerio – General Santos City
18. Mitzi Daryl Balatbat – Antipolo City
19. Maria Frencheska Nueva – Makati City
20. Josephine Segovia – Guimaras
(Photos in random order)