The most captivating women in the Philippine aviation industry will take center aisle in the most-awaited Miss Aviation Philippines 2016! Bringing together the most beautiful and charming Filipinas from different sectors in the aviation-tourism industry, this prestigious pageant aims to inspire the youth to pursue a career in aviation, empower the women in the industry, and support the country’s tourism initiatives.
“We are very excited to present another batch of beautiful and smart women in Philippine aviation and tourism sectors this year. Aside from encouraging young people to pursue careers in aviation and tourism, this competition is also a great way to recognize the women’s immense role in the industry. Women in aviation are not merely defined by good looks, they also have the brain and heart to succeed and shape the future of aviation and aeronautics,” says pageant director Morena Carla Cabrera Quimpo.
This year, 14 lovely candidates will vie for the Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 crown. The ladies come from diverse aviation careers, including flight attendants, student pilots, air frame and avionics technicians, and students taking up degrees in aviation, tourism and related fields.
The finalists include Maria Gianne Beatrice Itaralde, Catherine Cubinar, Katrine Gabriola, Cherry Rose Fernandez, Zandra Magsino, Katelene Joy Basco, Maricris Aldanese, Carina Aguinaldo, Airish Mae Apostol, Justine Anne Embate, Casey Ann Austria, Kristine Malicsi, Trizia Abaya, and Reichelieu Emory Santos.
Supporting the advocacy of Miss Aviation Philippines is the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF), one of Asia’s longest-running sports aviation events, that gathers aviators from the local and international scene.
“We are honored to be part of Miss Aviation Philippines. We believe in its commitment to empower women in the field of aviation and aeronautics. We hope that the competition will help Filipinos better appreciate the aviation industry and understand its important role in fostering the country’s social and economic development,” says PIHABF event director Capt. Joy Roa.
Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 will hold its grand coronation night on February 9, 2016 at the Peninsula Manila. Two runners up will receive cash prizes worth P20,000 and P10,000. The crowned Miss Aviation Philippines 2016, meanwhile, will take home P70,000 in cash plus one round-trip ticket to any destinations in Southeast Asia. She will also grace the 20th PIHABF at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.
Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 is also supported by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines (CABP) and Clark International Airport (CIA).