Murjani crowned Miss Cebu 2013

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CEBU CITY -- Ms. Namrata "Neesh" Murjani was crowned Miss Cebu 2013 Wednesday night, besting 11 other candidates competing for the title.

As Ms. Cebu 2013, Murjani won P60,000; trips to Hong Kong, Europe, Las Vegas and the Holy Land; and overnight stay at Harolds Hotel, Crimson Resort and Spa, Marriot Cebu City Hotel, and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

Murjani, a 19-year-old Biology student from the Cebu Doctor’s University who is also celebrating her birthday today, will also be taking home a digital camera and was also awarded with voice and stage performance lessons courtesy of the Center for Pop Music.

Murjani was also awarded the Best in Evening Gown and Miss Megaworld. Her gown designer is Carrie Santiago.

The final question asked to the top five finalists: "If you were to be the third lady president of the Philippines, what will you do in the next 100 days?"

(Photos by Dave Tangarorang of Sun.Star Network Exchange)

The newly-crowned Miss Cebu 2013 said she wants to make a difference in the lives of streetchildren.

Miss Cebu 1st runner-up Therese Llamada, on the other hand, received a cash prize of P40,000 and trips to Hong Kong, and the Holy Land, while the other runner-ups will bring home P30,000, aside from the other prizes.

The 2nd runner-up is Maria Gigante, a BS Philosophy student from the University of San Carlos. Awarded third runner-up is Trish Estuart, a BS Interior Design student from University of San Carlos. The 21-year-old Ely Rose Apple Angcon is fourth runner-up and Kapamilya Star of the Night.

Meanwhile, Miss Photogenic by NGenius went to Marivee Ann Velasquez, a BS Psychology student from Cebu Normal University. Miss Friendship by Waterfront was won by 22-year-old BS Architecture student Jehanne Frances Dy. She went home with P10,000.

The 29th year of Miss Cebu -- one of the highlights of the annual Sinulog Festival celebration -- was held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)

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