The Search for Mr. and Ms. Bicol University 2012: A Night of Colours in Whimsical World, A Teenage Dream Experience
Mr. Engineering Daniel Joshua Dado and Ms. Education Monalyn Abaluado were declared Mr. and Ms. Bicol University (BU) 2012. The teenage-themed coronation night was held on September 19, 2012 at Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City. The night has drawn to a big surprise as dark horses of the competition took home the coveted titles, beating the social media and crowd favorites.
Flash-mob-inspired production number took place after the program’s lead up to the amazement and cheering of the crowd. All clad in colorful costumes and wigs, the candidates formally opened the competition by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry songs.
Encouraging message was given by no less than Bicol University President Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya during the program which centered on commending BU students for being the ‘best students of Bicol Region’ and the university’s image as a beauty and brain powerhouse, having produced regional, national and international beauty titlists.
Complete List of Minor Awards
|Mr. and Ms. Congeniality||Mr. GC and Ms. IPESR|
|Mr. and Ms. Photogenic||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Best in Production Number||Mr. IPESR and Ms. CIT|
|Man and Darling of the Press||Mr. CN and Ms. CN|
|Best in Casual Attire||Mr. CN and Ms. CAL|
|Mr. and Ms. Aim Global||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Slim n’ Trim||Mr. CS and Ms. CBEM|
|Mr. and Ms. White and Light||Mr. IPESR and Ms. CAL|
|Mr. and Ms. Perfect White||Mr. CS and Ms. CENg|
|Mr. and Ms. Pharex||Mr. CS and Ms. CAL|
|Best in Swimwear||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Best in Talent||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Sunwest Group of Companies||Mr. CS and Ms. CAL|
|Mr. and Ms. BPI||Mr. CAL and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Shirtless.ph||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Cotton City||Mr. CIT and Ms. CIT|
|Mr. and Ms. Salon de Estudyante||Mr. CS and Ms. CAL|
|Mr. and Ms. Salon de Pacific||Mr. CSSP and Ms. CN|
|Best in Ramp||Mr. CBEM and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Bicol Shirts City||Mr. TC and Ms. CE|
|Mr. and Ms. Most Liked on Facebook||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Willy and Sons||Mr. IPESR and Ms. CE|
|Mr. and Ms. Doc Aung Fitness Center||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Size for You||Mr. CS and Ms. CBEM|
|Mr. and Ms. Red Cheese Pizza||Mr. CS and Ms. CENg|
|Mr. and Ms. Student Choice||Mr. CBEM and Ms. CN|
|Best in Long Gown and Formal Wear||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Universal Robina Corp.||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Globe||Mr. CE and Ms. CN|
|Mr. and Ms. Advil||Mr. CS and Ms. CN|
The male and female candidates of CN, CENg, CBEM, CS and CIT successfully advanced to the semi-finals. The complete list of semi finalists is as follows:
|Male Category||Female Category|
|Mr. IPESR Merwin Nabor||Ms. CE Monalyn Abaluado|
|Mr. CN Jorge Angelo Carlito Tiongson||Ms. CAL Miho Shibata|
|Mr. CENg Daniel Joshua Dado||Ms. CN Miki Santiago|
|Mr. TC John Mar Canaleta||Ms. CENg Daisy Ann Kempf|
|Mr. CIT Esmyle Garcia||Ms. CBEM Patricia Molina|
|Mr. CS Allan Clyde Amante||Ms. CS Abigae Tresvalles|
|Mr. CBEM Angel Esguerra III||Ms. CIT Joyce Baclili|
Nerve-wracking Q & A followed. Competition for the Top 4 spots was tough since most, if not all of the candidates, were well-versed and spontaneous in delivering their answers. Candidates who took the final spots and outshone other candidates are the following. Both candidates of CN and CBEM secured final spots.
|Male Category||Female Category|
|Mr. CN Jorge Angelo Carlito Tiongson||Ms. CN Miki Santiago|
|Mr. CENg Daniel Joshua Dado||Ms. CBEM Patricia Molina|
|Mr. CBEM Angel Esguerra III||Ms. CE Monalyn Abaluado|
|Mr. CS Allan Clyde Amante||Ms. CAL Miho Shibata|
Common questions were given to male and female candidates during the final Q&A. Male candidates were all asked to cite what color could best describe their life. On the other hand, female candidates were all asked to describe their whimsical world as a contemporary teenager in three words/adjectives.
Black for ‘variety’ is what Mr. CENg Daniel Joshua Dado had as his winning edge over his competitors, while ‘colorful, happy and vibrant’ living of life to the fullest eventually made Ms. CE Monalyn Abaluado as this year’s Ms. Bicol University.
|Place||Male Category||Female Category|
|Mr. & Ms. Bicol University||Mr. CENg Daniel Joshua Dado||Ms. CE Monalyn Abaluado|
|1st Runner-Up||Mr. CN Jorge Angelo Carlito Tiongson||Ms. CBEM Patricia Molina|
|2nd Runner-Up||Mr. CS Allan Clyde Amante||Ms. CN Miki Santiago|
|3rd Runner-Up||Mr. CBEM Angel Esguerra III||Ms. CAL Miho Shibata|
Titles were officially turned over by 2011 Mr. and Ms. Bicol University Christian Dan Morada of CBEM and Francia Layderos of CS.
Hosts and anchors during the coronation night were Mr. Jason Carmona, Mr. Jonar Jake Ramirez, Ms. Bianca Rizzi Hondanero and Ms. Bicolandia 2012 Yvethe Marie Santiago.
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