The search for the most beautiful and empowered Filipinas is now over!
Now on its 12th year, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 beauty pageant, one of the most-awaited beauty pageants in the country, serves as an avenue to celebrate diversity among Filipina women by providing regional and cultural representation nationally.
Twenty-six candidates each representing different provinces who have won their respective regional titles, vied for the title of Miss Silka Philippines 2019.
A whooping P150,000 in cash and exciting products were given to Miss Silka Philippines 2019’s big winner, Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga. On top of that, P100,000 worth of donations will be given to her chosen charity. Other winners are: Ms. Silka 1st Runner Up 2019, Angelica Corporal of Bulacan who wins P100,000; Ms. Silka 2nd Runner Up 2019, Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio who gets P70,000; and Ms. Silka 3rd Runner Up 2019, Krisha Andrea Pekitpekit of Cebu who bags P50,000.
One of the big winners of the special awards was Angelica Corporal of Bulacan, who aside from her 1st Runner Up finish, also bagged the win for Ms. Talent 2019, Ms. Photogenic 2019, and Best in Evening Gown. The other winners of the special awards were Ms. Swimwear 2019 Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga, Ms. Juicy Cologne 2019 Kathlyn Camille Lee from Davao, and Ms. Casual Wear 2019 Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio. The special awards for Ms. Congeniality and Popular Choice Award were also presented during the finals which were won by Jewel Alexandria Palacat from Ilocandia and Angela Milvie Bucu of Leyte, respectively. A consolation prize of P6,000 each were given to the 22 other contestants. All the contestants were also given Silka products gift packs.
Singer, Actress and Host Yanah Laurel and Radio DJ Sean Kyle hosted the grand coronation day. Multi-awarded versatile actress and television personality Angelica Panganiban, the new face of Silka Green Papaya Soap; and R&B crooner Jason Dy, also graced the most awaited grand occasion. The Swimwear and Talent Competition were held on Nov. 27-28 at URBN Bar Timog, Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center respectively.
Beyond beauty and glamour, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 pageant aims to serve as an inspiration to all Filipinas to value self-care or more known in Filipino as “alaga.”
“We want to focus on and remove the stigma from self-love, self-care, and independence.” said Eunice de Belen, Senior Brand Manager of Silka. Each queen has their own advocacy and fought for the title currently held by Maraiah Queen Arceta from Cebu. “We want all Filipinas to know that self-care or “alaga sa sarili” is essential. It is not about being wrapped up in oneself, as it strengthens and enables us to fully support and take care of others (our loved ones), contributing positively to community, society, and one’s chosen advocacy. After all, we cannot give what we do not have. Caring “alaga” has to start from oneself. Once you do that, you’ll see how much more you can give ‘alaga’ to others.” de Belen said.
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