It was an exciting Preliminary competition Hannah’s Mister and Miss Ecotourism Philippines 2017 has presented to the public at the Activity Center of Market Market last Saturday afternoon. Forty eight stunning candidates (23 ladies and 25 men) from all over country showcased their beauty, brawn and brains in an exciting show as to who will follow the footsteps of Karan Singhdole and Sara Bona, whom both have made it big in the national pageant level.
The preliminary competition was composed of two parts: each candidate’s opening introduction with his/her environmental advocacy and the swimwear competition. More than just a modelling competition, this year’s search saw a very intensive focus on each of the candidate’s articulateness in his environmental advocacy, something we have never seen in its four years of existence.
It was a very tough call selecting the final ten for both groups as the panel of judges led by Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hemmond, Miss Tourism International 2014 2RU Glennifer Perido and Miss Tourism International 2015 Leren Mae Bautista, Norman Tinio, top Philppine pageant blogger, Fashion and pageant icon Renee Salud, Carousel Productions top honcho Peachy Veneracion, Brix Vera, founder of Sash Factor and the owner of Hannah Resort himself, AFP (Ret). Col. Ricardo Nolasco Jr. himself had a very difficult time narrowing down the list.”The event was full of entertaiment as some of the guests treated the audience with lively shows and performances. And Hannah’s very own Hannah Nolasco giving a vibrant and engaging song number It was a very difficult time selecting the finalists so gruelling that a Top 12 for both groups emerged instead by the end of the night.
The top 12 for both groups will now vie for the title of Hannah’s Mr. and Miss EcoTourism Philippines 2017
which will be held in Hannah Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on May 13, 2017. If the Preliminary competition last Saturday afternoon was any indication, expect truly a fantastic show of this pageant for this year. So see you all there!
Adam Genato – Sash Factor correspondent
Andy Cayna- photography and video