That gorgeous lady is Rain Marie Madrigal. Queen of Cebu 2009 wearing a Cary Santiago creation.
The show was opened by a dance number. It's fun in Cebu when you've witnessed and experienced Sinulog and I'm glad that it was the opening number for the show. After all, it was a stunning and captivating performance. Hearing the drums, shouts and cheers makes me really proud that I am a proud Cebuano. Alongside goes the 21 beautiful candidates with their national costumes and a dance production too. Amazement! (*slowly claps hands)
Boom! How was that? Pasabog na pasabog ang national costumes nila.
Even the show was star studded. Venus Raj, Mike Carandang, Tessa Prieto Valdez, Regine Velasquez Alcasid, Tim Yap and a lot were there. But my photos were almost blurred cause it's so hassle to take photos when your seated beside them all you see are huge cameras, camera man, photographers and guards. How sad. But never mind, at least I've seen them in person. I was even amazed by Regine. Aside from her being the Asia's songbird and her wonderful and perfect voice, she was fun. The best part was when she removed her heels and danced like there's no tomorrow. She even spoke bisaya and said "sayaw mga bayot oi" (dance gays). Everyone applauded and lots were dancing. LOL.
Here comes the most awaited part. The awarding of the top 5.
After crowning the others, it's time for the Queen Universe, Bee Urgello to pass her crown to another queen. (*insert drum roll)
My favorite queens forever. Bee Urgello and Christmond Biano. Stay beautiful always.
I have no photo of the Queen 2012 because everybody was rushing on stage and I can't help the crown. Congratulations to Queen of Cebu 2012 winners!
Queen Universe '12 - Paraguay
Queen World '12 - Portugal
Queen International '12 - Croatia
Queen Earth '12 - Kazakhstan
Queen Tourism '12 - Honduras