The most prestigious Filipino-American pageant celebrated its 5th successful coronation night on July 17 at the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Indeed, an event filled with beautiful people, Miss Philippines USA pageant credits the two brilliant hosts who have been around since the inception. Cher Calvin and Tony Cabrera were so magnetic and engaging and totally rocked the house with their powerful performance.
The special guest participation of former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz brought so much admiration mostly from notably affluent Fil-Ams. Miss Diaz was warmly welcomed by the huge audience and still noticeably popular when she was introduced. Historically, our winners were crowned by a former Miss Universe and a famous actress in the Philippines. Significant highlight of the pageant’s 5th year was the reunion of past winners, Kristina Bryant, Jasmine Sabio, Hannah Marte and Chrystelle Volckmann. Miss Bryant, the 2012 beauty who flew in from Miami took a time off from her busy schedule to meet and mentor the 2016 candidates. She will also be the official pageant mentor of the upcoming 2017 pageant.
This year’s panel of judges are : Gloria Diaz, Imee Ong, Dr. Florinda Piano, Cecilia Ramos, Leo Pandac, Atty. Eamon Jafari, Mariver Diaz, Dr. Mohammad Selami, Elena Lapid Salonga and Katrina Dimaranan.
Sponsors of the pageant are: GMA Pinoy TV, Victory Auto Connection, Image Spa, Dermskin, Smartlife, PLDT, Art Institutes, Argosy University, Dagupan Doctors, Elena Lapid Salonga, West Magnolia Medical Center, Sweet Grace Home Health, ProCare Home Health, AR Salon, Skin Artistry, Manila UP, Achara BBQ, Manila Express, Loulou couture.