Bevy of beauties bares skin in Ms CDO 2014-A A +A
Sunday, August 3, 2014
TWENTY two days before reigning Miss CdeO Amadea Piatti turns over the crown to one of this year’s candidates, the twelve ladies brought back summer in one of Lim Ket Kai Luxe ballrooms on August 1, 2014.
The annual beauty pageant is one of the city fiesta highlights. As many beauties from different walks of life have come and gone, many dreams to become part of this prestigious pageant that could be a stepping stone for those who aspire more to greater heights in beauty pageants.
Clad in their swimwear attire by Coco Cabaña and Sunnies, the audience attention were all in to the candidates.
“Miss CdO this year is very competitive because all our candidates are title holders in their own barangays or from other beauty contests. Plus, the prizes that will be given out this year are by far the most in value and relevance for their reign.” Tourism board member and pageant head Ms. Gean T. Cesar, said.
Asked about society’s controversial issue on “weight,” the future beauty queens gave their two cents.
“Being truly beautiful does not necessarily mean having the perfect body or the prettiest face. For me, the best definition of beauty is being confident in whatever body, skin and personality you have,” Althea Bernales, candidate # 3, said.
Individuality, according to Sherra Vacalares, makes each one unique and beautiful.
“Beauty for me is not just having a voluptuous and curved body that can attract, but it is how you carry yourself no matter what situation because our bodies are God given gifts. Therefore, we should be proud of it,” Candidate # 11, Vacalares, said.
Candidate # 4 Rachel Tagapulot believes sexy does not necessarily equate to beautiful.
“Being sexy is just an affirmation on how you worked hard to reach your goals of having a sexy body and how well you carry yourself,” Tagapulot said.
Janey of Duterte of ITALPINAS, one of the invited guests during the swimwear competition bets on Candidate # 1, Princess Go, for the Best in Swimsuit award.
“I liked how candidate # 1 carried herself. She was a stand – out and her confidence is amazing. She looked fit and toned. One can tell that she takes good care of her body and health,” Duterte said.
Other standout beauties for the swimsuit competition are candidates no. 9, 10, 4, and 6.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 04, 2014.