BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
IRISH Stephanie Caoile of Barangay Tapuac was crowned Ms. Balon Dagupan 2019 during the pageant night at the city plaza on December 15.
2018 Ms. Balon Dagupan Shaima Rashed Gad, joined by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, National Youth Commission (NYC) Usec. Ronald Cardema, 2018 City Fiesta Hermano Mayor Coun. Jeslito “Jigs” Seen and the board of judges, passed on the crown to Ms. Caoile.
Caoile, a 19-year-old communications student of University of Pangasinan, bested 26 other ladies after winning the Best in Swim Wear competition, as Ms. Gorgeous Smile, Mima’s on Fleek Brows Award, Ms. Modelo, Ms. Kawai SPA and Ms. Glamshot.
“I would like to thank God Almighty for the strength and wisdom, and the city government of Dagupan, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation and to everyone who came to support not just me but all of my fellow candidates,” said Caoile.
She also admitted her surprise to be named as Ms. Balon Dagupan as this was her first major pageant.
In the question and answer portion for Top 12 candidates, Caoile cited female empowerment by her own experiences as an active member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.
Joining her royal court are Alexia Nevado of Barangay Malued and Cris-Ann delos Reyes of Barangay Caranglaan as first and second runners up, respectively.
Nevado was also adjudged Ms. Dove BeYOUtiful while Delos Reyes was adjudged Best in Evening Wear, Ms. Café Angelito, Ms. DYT and Ms. Stillwaters Spa.
Caoile received P35,000 cash prize for the grand title while Nevado and delos Reyes received P25,000 and P15,000, respectively.
Caoile will also represent the city as an ambassadress of good will during her reign as Ms. Balon Dagupan 2019, according to 2018 City Fiesta Hermano Mayor Coun. Jeslito “Jigs” Seen.
Other candidates who received awards were: Mica Ella Luna of Bonuan Gueset (Ms. Congeniality); Allysa Andrea Reyes of Lasip Chico (Ms. Photogenic), Shirley Sotelo of Mangin (Ms. Skin Blend), Angelica Saplan of Pogo Grande (Ms. All White), Jazel Romero of Bolosan (Ms. Sizzling County), Angelica Saplan of Pogo Grande (Ms. Creamsilk), Desiree Almonte of Mamalingling (Ms. Glams Skin and Body), Shirley Sotelo of Mangin and Jazel Romero of Bolosan (Ms. Modelo), Joliza Cruz of Lucao (Ms. Flawless), Elyssa Orito of Tebeng (Ms. Coca-Cola Body), Angelica Saplan of Pogo Grande (Ms. Headzone), and Ma. Luisa Mangundayao of Pantal (Smart Texter’s Choice).
All candidates were awarded plaques of appreciation by their respective SK Chairmen.
Designer Elizabeth Cabario of Elizabeth Gowns also won the Best Designer Collections award and received a cash prize of P10,000.
The Search for Ms. Balon Dagupan 2019 was held during the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) night. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)
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