Every year, exactly two days before the Sinulog Grand Parade, a different kind of competition is witnessed by thousands at the Cebu City Sports Complex. The lead dancers from participating Sinulog contingents compete for the coveted title Sinulog Festival Queen. To win the title, the lead dancer must have exceptional grace, poise, beauty, and talent.
Here are some photos from the Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 competition and awards night. Enjoy!
10 minutes before the start of the competition.
Event Hosts headed by Mr. Jun Escario
The 16 candidates are presented.
Let’s take a closer look at them.
One by one, the candidates introduced themselves. Here is Julienne Hazel Penserga. The 2015 Sinulog Festival Queen.
Lumad Basakanon’s Crystal Aberasturi is also a big winner.
The 6 Cebu beauties who all won the Reyna ng Aliwan title in Manila (in a row. Wow!) were also presented and given special recognition.
After their short dance presentations, the candidates donned their jaw-droppingly beautiful festival costumes.
Candidate No 1 – Lumad Basakanon
Candidate No 2 – Tribu Lingganay – Alang-Alang, Leyte
Candidate No 3 – Tribu Catbalaugan – Catbalogan, Samar
Candidate No 4 – Apas National High School
Candidate No 5 – Barrio Luz
Candidate No 6 – Carreta
Candidate No 7 – Tangub
Candidate No 8 – Talisay
Candidate No 9 – Abellana National School
Candidate No 10 – Municipality of Panglao
Candidate No 11 – Placer, Masbate
Candidate No 12 – Opao, Mandaue City
Candidate No 13 – Southwestern University
Candidate No 14 – Tuburan
Candidate No 14 – Lanao del Norte
Candidate No 15 – Carcar City
Festival Queen 2015 Results
Miss Photogenic – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Medicard – Tribu Himag-Ulaw
Miss Kukoryu – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Kojie-san – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Manulife – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Smart – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Globe – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Cignal – Apas
Miss Lecit e – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Casino Femme – Placer, Masbate
Miss Pepsi – Lumad Basakanon
Miss Olx phils – Tangub
Miss Novellino wines – Place, Masbate
Miss Pldt – Catbalogan, Samar
Miss Miss Bank of commerce – Apas
Miss Zest-o – Lumad Basakanon
Best Sinulog Costume – Tribu Lingganay, Alang-alang, Leyte
Best Festival Costume – Placer, Masbate
Best in Musicality – Placer, Masbate
Best Solo Performer – Placer, Masbate
Best Group Performance – Catbalogan, Samar
Best Production Presentation – Placer, Masbate
4th Place – Catbalogan, Samar – Joemelina Delantar
3rd Place – Lanao del Norte – Apple Joy Gamboa
2nd Place – Southwestern University – Loureen Tamayo
1st Place – Tuburan – Ethel Abellanosa
Festival Queen – Placer, Masbate – Julenne Hazel Penserga
Sinulog Festival Queen 2015: Placer, Masbate
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