“Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.” – French Proverbs
Goodlooking MICHAEL LUIS MARAVILLA II and beauteous BEATRIZ ANDREA GEROCHI, both of Central Philippine University, were declared Mr. and Ms. PRISSAAP 2014 in a glitzy pageant at the Crown Ballroom of Punta Villa Resort. The Centralians bested representatives from nine high schools across the Western Visayas.
An early favorite, the former took the Best in Interview, Best in Frozen Wear, Best in Production Number and Best in Formal Wear awards.
When asked about this achievement, he said, “It was a great and memorable experience and I’d like to thank everyone who helped me. It was definitely heartwarming to be called as Mr. PRISSAAP 2014.”
Best in Interview awardee BEATRIZ ANDREA GEROCHI was the surprise winner of the night. “The pageant is a doorway for those who want to be on stage and of course to learn more about ourselves. I would never take back this experience and I am grateful for each and every experience that I’ve encountered,” she enthused.
Coming close second were candidates from University of San Agustin — Best in Festival recipient ERIC JUSTIN TIDWELL and Best in Frozen Wear, Best in Production Number, Best in Festival Attire and Best in Formal Wear winner COLEEN DOROTHY CAGAMPAN.
Second runners up were KARL HEINRICH SERRA of Iloilo Scholastic Academy and ISHA VALERIE AROLAS of Mansilingan Christian Academy. CEEJAY DULA-OGON of St. Augustine Catholic School and VICTORIA ANGELICA BALLEZA of Iloilo Scholastic Academy finished fourth while ARIS JUDE ROBLEDO and MARY ANDREA MANAGAYTAY both of St. Joseph School–Iloilo, Inc. completed the top five.
Dr. REY REVUELTO, FELO JAMES GUANZON, MARIA ELENITA MACALINTAL-SUTINGCO, Arangkada Girl KATE CHAVEZ, fashion designer JET SALCEDO and yours truly made up the panel of judges.
The Search for Mr. and Ms. PRISSAAP 2014 was under the supervision of Private Secondary School Administrators Association of the Philippines (PRISSAAP) National President Dr. EXEQUIEL F. GUANZON and NICFRANZ C. de los REYES, PRISSAAP Youth Coordinator, together with CHARMMINE PEARL F. GALO, PRISSAAP National Youth Sector President.
The youth-oriented personality and beauty contest highlighted the three-day PRISSAAP National Youth Congress–Visayas. (Photos by Rodgen Jabor)