Forty lovely candidates from Quezon City will vie for a spot to become one of the semi-final candidates of the Miss Quezon City Diamond Jubilee pageant. The elimination night will happen on August 9, 2014, starting at 8:00 PM at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo.
Twenty five ladies will be chosen to further continue this journey of becoming Quezon City’s ambassadress for the yearlong celebration of the city’s 75th founding anniversary.
The process of finding the one who will wear the historic crown started last July 12 with the first screening held at the Quezon City Hall. Miss Quezon City Diamond Jubilee will be crowned on September 13.
The elimination round is expected to give pageant organizers a tough time choosing from the selected candidates. The playing field has leveled with organizers providing walking and beauty workshops to both raw and experienced candidates. The contestants have spent a full weekend honing their beauty queen walk and projection with Rodgil Flores and Stephany Stefanowitz. They were also given make-up lessons.
More than just a search for a pretty face, the Diamond Jubilee pageant is expected to yield the special one who has the passion for social involvement and can represent the city’s ideals and thrusts.
Candidates have already expressed the advocacies they want to support.
Maan Ariate, an economics and social sciences student from UP hopes to see Quezon City undertake more holistic programs that take into account education, jobs, health and the environment. She also wants to come up with better ways of informing citizens and getting them more involved in local government programs.
Keena Puzon, a La Sallian who was crowned this year’s Ms. Philippine Youth, envisions solid programs dedicated to youth empowerment.“ I believe that the youth should be more confident in themselves and they should know that they can do more,” Keena says.
Kristina Nicole Biles of Trinity wants to start livelihood projects for the barangays of Quezon City if crowned as the Diamond Jubilee Queen. Her passion for empowering family and youth sprung from having witnessed problems related to unwanted pregnancies, out-of-school youths, and parents who have difficulty supporting their children. Already, she has done volunteer work for charities and orphanages. She worked tirelessly as a volunteer in Yolanda relief efforts.
Launched by Mayor Herbert Bautista last May, the pageant is part of the festivities for its “Future Perfect” themed 75th founding anniversary.