Tourism student crowned Miss Pintados 2013

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CYNTHIA Magpatoc Thomalla, an 18-year-old stunner from Macrohon, Southern Leyte, was crowned Miss Pintados 2013 last week at the Leyte National High School Gymnasium after besting 13 candidates from different municipalities of Eastern Visayas region.

Thomalla, a Tourism and Event Management student of STI Maasin City. She also bagged major and special awards as Face of Pintados Beauty, Miss Natasha, Miss Smart, Miss Petron, Sister of the Night, and Miss Executive Facial Care.

The 5’8” beauty, who walked with confidence in a lovely Mykel Tenefrancia gown, captured the nod of the judges and the crowd in Eastern Visayas region’s most prestigious pageant. She won P60,000 cash prize and other gift certificates.


The youngest in a brood of four, Thomalla is a sport enthusiast who competes in archery, swimming and marathon. She said in an online interview that she hopes to join the prestigious Bb. Pilipinas Pageant someday. She also dreams of becoming a flight attendant.

Harriet Ayala of Catbalogan City was declared 1st runner-up; 2nd runner-up was Cherry Ibanez from Dagami, Leyte who also won special awards as Best in Swimsuit, Miss Tropicana and Miss Diamond Star.

The 3rd runner-up was Cyril Valera of Tacloban City who bagged the special awards as Miss Avon, Miss Sukwan and Miss Valley Firm. Frances Marionne Flores of Baybay City completed the court as the 4th runner-up.

Other special awards went to Grace Anne De Veyra of Alangalang, Leyte as Miss Photogenic also as People’s Choice; Miss Professionalism was Maria Karla Lenina Belizar, Borongan City; Best in Gown went to Jezza Alejandrino of Inopacan, Leyte; and Miss Congeniality was Lizette Nimfa Paciencia, Tacloban City.

Thomalla was crowned Miss STI 2012 regional and Maasin City level. She also bagged 2nd runner-up Miss Southern Leyte 2012; Miss Macrohon 2011 and 1st runner-up Miss Merida 2012.

The Miss Pintados pageant, now on its 26th year, is a competition of beautiful women coupled with intelligence that best represents the Pintados Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Tacloban City. This search is held in honor of the feast of Señor Sto. Niño, the patron of Tacloban City and Leyte.

Show business personalities Boy Abunda and Daisy Reyes were among the judges of this year’s pageant. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)


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