By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez
AFTER FIVE YEARS, a representative from the College of Mass Communication was crowned Miss Silliman, Friday evening at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex.
Greenette Gael Tuazon, a senior Mass Communication student, is the 67th Miss Silliman and the fourth Mass Communication student who bagged the crown. Tuazon was also awarded Miss Photogenic.
Tuazon said: “Winning Miss Silliman means doing more than what I usually do because the title gives me the power to influence and inspire others. I have to take advantage of this privilege to be an instrument for the greater good of our community. This would also give me the chance to reach out to those who are going through the same phase as I did before. I’m quite excited and honored to make my advocacy into a reality.”
This year’s first runner-up and Cover Girl is Ivy Cabading, a senior Music Education student from the College of Performing and Visual Arts (COPVA). This is the second time in a row that a representative from COPVA made it to the top three.
Senior Business Administration student, Lalaine Iligan, is the second runner-up and Headline Girl. She also received the Best in Production, Best in Themed Wear and Best in Long Gown awards.
Maria Fatima Alsowyed from the College of Arts and Sciences and Natalie Dale Portugaleza from the College of Education made it to the top five of the pageant. Portugaleza also won the Best in Talent award.
Other minor awards were given to Krizza Mae Batulan of the School of Public Affairs and Governance for Miss Professionalism, May Rachel Uy of the College of Law for Best Speaker and Darling of the Press, Laura Coosemans of the Institute of Clinical Laboratories for Miss Globe and Stephanie Jane Abila of the Institute and Rehabilitative Sciences for Miss Congeniality.
The board of judges were head of beauty camp ‘Kagandahang Flores’ Rodgin Gilbert Flores, 2013 Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee Dr. Dely Po-Go, Director Marketing Communications at Pan Pacific Sin Alexandra Schmutterer, 2011 Binibining Pilipinas-International Dianne Elainne Necio and reigning Miss Dumaguete Frances Claire Vintola.