Truly Cebuana. Grace, poise, brains just a few qualities that Miss Cebu has produced over the years. Last night at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, 21 year old, Pierre Anther Infante was crowned as Miss Cebu 2012.
The prestigious pageant didn’t fail to impress as the 12 candidates strutted their evening gowns inspired by archeological artifacts found in Cebu. All were made by Cebu’s prominent designers.
As awe-inspiring were the dresses, the candidates proved that they were more than just pretty faces, the question and answer portion was at the same time very impressive. Each candidates has different advocacies that they would want to accomplish through Miss Cebu.
But what made Infante stand-out was her answer to the final question-and-answer: The slogan is “What’s new in old Cebu.” While globally, eco-travel is the new concept, as Miss Cebu, how would you start or strengthen eco-tourism in Cebu?
She answered “I’m proud to say that I have already started just by joining Miss Cebu. All the activities that were lined up for us, I was able to experience so much wonder about Cebu. There is more to Cebu just like adventure. And we were able to learn that there’s a lot to see environmentally and so we have to start there and do what we can to keep that environmentalism alive. Just like taking care of what we have here in Cebu, and trying to enjoy it and share it with everybody else, not only in this generation but of the future generation.” and it had won her the crown.
She was also awarded Best in Evening Gown designed by Cary Santiago, who was also awarded Best Designer.
Miss Cebu is organized by the Cebu City Government through Cebu City Tourism Commission and Cebu City Tourism Foundation, Inc.
Miss Cebu 2012 – Pierre Anther Infante
1st Runner Up – Rachel Chloe T. Palang
2nd Runner Up – Ella Beverly P. Sarmago
3rd Runner Up – Jonnie Rose Louise R. Wee
4th Runner Up – Herlie Kim T. Artugue
Miss Friendship by Waterfront – Ella Beverly Sarmago
Miss Photogenic by NGenius – Michelle Angelique Tan
Kapamilya Star of the Night – Ella Beverly Sarmago
Ms. Glamour Girl Cathay Pacific – Pierre Anther Infante
Best Evening Gown – Pierre Anther Infante
Best Evening Gown Designer – Cary Santiago
Special thanks to:
- Ms. Georgia Felice C. Rama, Ms. Cebu’s Project Chairperson, for inviting CebuCentral.