The Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen is a yearly event which aims to find the most graceful and most talented Sinulog lead dancer. This two-day event consists of a runway competition (on the first day) held at SM City Cebu and a performance/production competition (on the second day) held at the Cebu City Sports Center.
By the way, before we proceed to the photos, let me just thank Mam Vivian (ianne) for helping me secure a Sinulog Photographer’s ID. Without her help, I wouldn’t be able to have access to these awesome Sinulog events! Thank you, mam Vivian!
So, yeah, here are some photos of the event. Sorry for the quality, though. Wasn’t able to borrow a zoom lens so I had to destroy the ‘crop’ button for a lot of these shots. Hehe.
The Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen is one of the highlights of the whole Sinulog Festival.
The first part – the Runway Competition – was held on January 16 at the Northwing of SM City Cebu.
The second part – group presentation and solo performances were held on January 17 at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Here are the finalists in their opening number.
Sinulog Festival Queen 2013 Jamie Herrell of Placer, Masbate performing with the finalists.
1. Tribu Alimango
Lanao del Norte
2. Tribu Subanen
Plaridel, Misamis Occidental
3. Pundok Baniladnon
Banilad, Cebu City
4. Banay Talambanon
Talamban, Cebu City
5. Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe
Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
6. Tribu Mandauehanon
7. Tribu Panglaoanon
8. Tribu Tinubdan sa Kauswagon
9. Tribu Kinaiyahan
Kamagayan, Cebu City
10. Carcar City
Carcar City, Cebu
11. Tribu Himag ulaw
This young kid with an amazing voice serenading the finalists.
Kirby Asunto, the little girl who sang the National Anthem during the Pacquiao-Bradley fight singing a few Cebuano favorites.
Sinulog Festival Queen 2012 Jamie Herell on centestage.
Christine Abellanosa of Tuburan was named SM Sinulog Festival Queen
Carcar’s Jaya Luzano was named ‘Best in Runway.”
The beautiful winners.
Mitcherrie Bulang of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental was named Miss Mc Smile.
And the 2014 Sinulog Festival Queen is Christine Jael Abellanosa of Tuburan.
Here’s the complete list of Winners:
Miss Mirinda Fun Mix – Lanao del Norte
Medicarb’s Miss Friendship – Tuburan, Cebu
Miss Devant – Tuburan, Cebu
Miss Casino Femme – Tuburan, Cebu
Miss Lecit-E – Carcar, Cebu
Miss Phoenix Petroleum – Placer, Masbate
Miss Ever Bilena – Panglao, Bohol
Miss PLDT – Tuburan, Cebu
Miss MyPhone – Tangub City
Miss Sun Cellular – Placer, Masbate
Miss AllPhone Sinulog – Placer, Masbate
Miss McSmile – Plaridel, Misamis Occidental
Miss 2Go Travel – Banay Talambanon
Miss Photogenic – Tangub
Best in Festival Costume – Tuburan, Cebu
Best Festival Costume Tuburan, Cebu
Best in Instrumentation/Musicality – Tuburan, Cebu
Best Solo Performer – Tuburan, Cebu
Best in Group Performance – Placer, Masbate
Best in Group Production Presentation – Tuburan
4th Runner-up – Charisse Lanchinebre, Talamban
3rd Runner-up – Luvina Bullanday, Panglao, Bohol
2nd Runner-up – Jaya Lozano, Carcar City, Cebu
1st Runner-up – Placer, Masbate
Sinulog Festival Queen 2014 – Christine Jael Abellanosa, Tuburan, Cebu
Fireworks at the end of the program.