Me­d­ina beauty crowned Miss Kuyamis 2019

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CHELLA Grace Fal­coner of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Me­d­ina was crowned as the Miss Kuyamis 2019 last Thurs­day, Jan­uary 10, at the Tagoloan Dome.

“It ac­tu­ally feels re­ally sur­real be­cause ev­ery­one is so beau­ti­ful and also de­serv­ing and tal­ented. I’m so thank­ful and I thank God so much, it would not be pos­si­ble with­out him, and my fam­ily,” Fal­coner said.

The beauty queen from Me­d­ina also ex­pressed her de­light in know­ing that she will be able help Misamis Ori­en­tal as its new am­bas­sadress, es­pe­cially in terms of tourism and women em­pow­er­ment.

“I’ve been through so much in the jour­ney, and I think that is a very happy feel­ing be­cause I get to be Miss Kuyamis which means that I get to por­tray my re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to peo­ple and get to have an ad­vo­cacy which is sus­tain­able tourism, men­tal health, and also women em­pow­er­ment. These are the things that I want to show­case to the world be­cause I be­lieve it is a very im­por­tant is­sue nowa­days,” Fal­coner said.

Fal­coner added that she is look­ing for­ward to fu­ture pageants in the na­tional level, show­ing ex­cite­ment in rep­re­sent­ing the prov­ince in the na­tional stage.

“The road does not end here. From here we still have Miss Mil­len­nial, Miss Earth, and what­ever avail­able pageant there is that will help us pro­mote Misamis Ori­en­tal,” Misamis Ori­en­tal Gov­er­nor Yevgeny Emano said.

“We hope that she will

be care­ful with her health and hope­fully she will be able to bring more pride and honor to the peo­ple of Misamis Ori­en­tal,” he added.

Apart from win­ning the crown, Fal­coner also won sev­eral awards such as Best in Kuyamis-in­spired Cock­tail Dress, Best in Swim­suit, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Panel In­ter­view, and Miss Le Rouge Sa­lon and Spa.

Maria Luz Vic­to­ria De­los An­ge­les of Tagoloan was first run­ner up; Adel Ebarat of Tal­isayan as the sec­ond run­ner up; Ch­ery Rose Lo­mo­pog of Sug­bongco­gon as the third run­ner up; and Cris An­tonette Teano of El Sal­vador City as the fourth run­ner up.

Gov­er­nor Emano also ex­pressed grat­i­tude to all the peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly the may­ors and the tourism of­fi­cers, who sup­ported and helped in mak­ing the Miss Kuyamis 2019 event suc­cess­ful.

“It’s like I also won Mr. Kuyamis. And it re­ally feels great when, re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion, may­ors help each other, that they were able to ac­com­plish and do a lot of things,” Emano said.

Provin­cial Tourism Head lawyer Jef­frey Sa­clot, like­wise, showed joy in the event’s con­clu­sion, hop­ing that all the ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out un­til Jan­uary 13 will also be a suc­cess.

“We are very much happy that we were able to ar­rive at the suc­cess­ful out­come of the pageant. And hope­fully un­til Sun­day, all the other ac­tiv­i­ties, which we are go­ing to carry out, will also be­come suc­cess­ful,” Sa­clot said.

(ALL PHO­TOS BY JO ANN SABLAD)

MISAMIS ORI­EN­TAL Gov­er­nor with Miss Kuyamis 2019 Chella Grace Fal­coner of Me­d­ina, 1st run­ner up Maria Luz Vic­to­ria De­los An­ge­les of Tagoloan, 2nd run­ner up Adel Ebarat of Tal­isayan, 3rd run­ner up Ch­ery Rose Lo­mo­pog of Sug­bongco­gon, 4th run­ner up Cris An­tonette Teano of El Sal­vador City, and the rest of the can­di­dates of the beauty pageant.

Miss Kuyamis 2019 Chella Grace Fal­coner to­gether with Misamis Ori­en­tal Gov­er­nor Yevgeny Emano and Miss Kuyamis 2018 Ana Mon­ica Tan.

Misamis Ori­en­tal Gov­er­nor with Miss Kuyamis 2019 Chella Grace Fal­coner of Me­d­ina, 1st run­ner up Maria Luz Vic­to­ria De­los An­ge­les of Tagoloan, 2nd run­ner up Adel Ebarat of Tal­isayan, 3rd run­ner up Ch­ery Rose Lo­mo­pog of Sug­bongco­gon, and 4th run­ner up Cris An­tonette Teano of El Sal­vador City.

Miss Kuyamis 2019 Chella Grace Fal­coner of Me­d­ina, 1st run­ner up Maria Luz Vic­to­ria De­los An­ge­les of Tagoloan, 2nd run­ner up Adel Ebarat of Tal­isayan, 3rd run­ner up Ch­ery Rose Lo­mo­pog of Sug­bongco­gon, and 4th run­ner up Cris An­tonette Teano of El Sal­vador City.

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