A glam, fancy-ball dubbed “The Philippine Pageant Ball,” in honor of luminaries in the Philippine pageant scene, was held at Pandanggo-Polkabal, Manila Hotel, Friday night. The glittering event, presented by Prime Event Productions Philippines (PEPPs), was a gathering of the bright names in the pageant industry.
The auspicious gathering featured the dashing candidates of Misters of Filipinas 2022 who modeled in their elegant, princely suits. The highlight of the event was the presentation of several awards, led by Kagandahang Flores head Rodgil Flores, named “Best Beauty Pageant Camp.”
Miss Philippines Earth 2022 Jenny Ramp and Jojo Bragais were named “Female Star of the Night and Male Star of the Night.” Bragais Shoes won “Best Pageant Shoe Brand” while Pegarro Swim/Clothing of Julius Pegarro Jaguio won the “Best Pageant Swimwear Brand.”
Members of local media were also recognized including this writer who was named Best Newspaper Pageant Correspondent (co-winner with Inquirer’s Armin Adina) and Male Media Star of the Night, which I’m happy to share with my editor and Manila Standard team.
PEPPs is the organizer of Misters of Filipinas headed by Carlo Morris Galang.
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Riza Oben Dormiendo receives lifetime achievement award
Mrs. Philippines Face of Beauty International 2019 Riza Oben Dormiendo, a businesswoman, philanthropist, dance sport champion, and mountain climber, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and led other awardees, during the recent 2nd Diamond Excellence Awards 2022 held at Okada Manila.
Mrs. Universe Asia (Official) 2022 Monique Cantalejo Rivera and Mr. National Universe 2022 Viet Hoang were named Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively.
Movie celebrities awardees included Yasmin Kurdi and Derrick Monasterio, Outstanding TV Actress and Actor of the Year, while Ara Mina was named Outstanding Movie and TV Actress of the Year.
Oriental Mindoro Vice Governor EJ Falcon was named Man of the Year 2022 while Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragosa were honored with the Man of the Year and Woman of the Year OPM Icon Award. The Male Artist of the Year Award went to Kris Lawrence while BGYO and BINI were named Outstanding Boy Group and Female Group of the Year.
The 2nd Diamond Excellence Awards, presented by 3Stars Productions for the benefit of the Mrs. Philippines International and Diamond Excellence Awards Charities, seeks to recognize outstanding individuals, groups and companies in different fields for their valuable contributions to the community.