It was Miss Resorts World Manila grand coronation night last Saturday, August 27, 2011. A huge audience witnessed the event at The Newport Performing Arts Theater, while more than 1 million worth of prizes were given away to the three lucky ladies who made it to the final three.
There were originally 30 candidates, but 2 of them didn't continue to the coronation night.
Former model/ MTV VJ Sarah Meier and model/ TV host Rovilson Rodriguez hosted the pageant.
These special awardees (from L to R): Miss Congeniality Lorraine Erum, Best in Swimsuit Ladylyn Riva, and Miss Photogenic Pam Sue Nieva.
The candidates in their evening gown, all made by local designers.
The major awardees (from L to R): Miss Talent Luz Abuallata, Best in Gown Liezl Verses, and People's Choice Reina Mae Maerina.
The 12 semi-finalists (from L to R): Jo Ann Peria, Pamela Sue Nieva, Pauleen Conde, Princess Angela Abella, Sabrina Jane Watts, Angela Luz Abuallata, Princess Leiza Manzon, Ladylyn Riva, Kriza Charisse Argana, Liezl Verses, Cara Rodriguez, and Reina Mae Maerina.
The Top 5 Finalists (from L to R: Kriza Charisse Argana, Reina Mae Maerina, Liezl Verses, Princess Angela Abella , and Ladylyn Riva.
The winners (from L to R: Second Runner-up Kriza Charisse Argana, Miss Resorts World Manila 2011 Princess Angela Abella (also Darling of the Press), and First Runner-up Ladylyn Riva (Best in Swimsuit).
I am pretty much happy with the winners for this year's pageant. One of my favorite candidates made it to the top so hooray for her! Till next year ladies!! :)