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Cebu bet wins gold at MPE Swimsuit Competition

Cebu bet wins gold at MPE Swimsuit Competition

CEBU, Philippines —  Less than a week before the finals, Mariafe Sinadjan Loayon of San Remigio, Cebu snared her second medal in a Miss Philippines Earth  (MPE) 2019 pre-pageant event after coming up empty-handed in earlier competitions.

Loayon, 19, won the gold medal in the Swimsuit Competition held July 5 at El Nido, Palawan. Her fellow awardees are Danica Joy Acuña of Romblon (silver) and Janella Manuel of Valenzuela City (bronze).

Last week, Loayon won a silver medal in the Cultural Attire Competition, with Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental getting gold and Ana Thea Cenarosa of Iloilo City nabbing bronze.

An advocate for the regulation of plastic use among small-medium enterprises, Loayon is a freshman Hotel Management student at ACLC. The dusky beauty won Miss San Remigio Tourism 2018 and was a Top 12 finalist in last year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant.

Princess Joesel Mae Bajamonde of Talisay City announced in March that she was also joining MPE 2019 and was welcomed in the pageant’s Facebook page as among its candidates, but the Binibining Cebu 2018 candidate was no longer in the roster during the press launch.

MPE 2019 has held numerous competitions in the past weeks, with a few favorites emerging in the consistent awardees.

Below is the complete list of pre-pageant competition winners:

Hair Challenge: Ana Thea Cenarosa of Iloilo City (gold), Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig City (silver) and Mae Angela Miguel of Castillejos, Zambales (bronze).

Catwalk Challenge: Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig City (gold), Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City (silver) and Emily Marie Brumby of Tanauan, Leyte (bronze).

Darlings of the Press: Georgette Coronacion of Carmona, Cavite (gold), Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City (silver) and Alexandra Dayrit of Marikina City (bronze).

Evening Gown Competition: Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City (gold), Janielle Fajardo of Dasmarinas, Cavite (silver) and Ana Thea Cenarosa of Iloilo City (bronze).

Top three for Talent Competition–Dancing Category: Shiemie Joy Tacazon of Fil-Barcelona, Spain; Patricia Mae Hoffman of General Santos City; and Jadedyll Cablas Asis of Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Top three for Talent Competition–Creative Category: Ana Monica Tan of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Georgette Coronacion of Carmona, Cavite; and Shanon Tampon of Caloocan City.

Top three for Talent Competition–Singing Category: Alexandra Dayrit of Marikina City; Karen Nicole Piccio of Maasin, Iloilo; and Maricres Castro of Muntinlupa City.

Today, the 40 candidates of MPE 2019 will hurdle two more competitions – the Lil’ Earth Angels Competition and Final Talent Competition, both happening at SM Southmall – en route to the grand coronation on Wednesday, July 10, 3 p.m. at Cove Okada Manila. The finals will be telecast on ABS-CBN on July 14. – VAB