The long wait is finally coming to an end!
Already on its fourth year, Queen of Cebu will be crowning the next “Queen” on November 9, 2012, Friday, at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino. Also dubbed as “A Pageant for Alternatives”, Queen of Cebu has become highly accepted not just by the lesbian, gay and trans communities all over the Philippines but by all genders, as a whole. And why am I not surprised?
Unlike many pageants, Queen of Cebu is above all “a charitable cause that supports an institution by whom the winning candidate will choose,” according to Cebu Finest. They do not go on stage only to look stunning on designer ensembles, to answer questions in the wittiest way possible, or better yet, to “strut their stuff”, but to share their stuff as well with those who are in need.
This year, the organizers, with the help of their panel of judges, will declare the next queen following the footsteps of Rain Villagonzalo (2009), Maki Eve Mercedez (2010), and Bee Urgello (2011).
Three queens who reigned the throne of Queen of Cebu. L-R: 2009, 2010, 2011. (Photo Credit: Queen of Cebu’s Facebook Page)
The “Queen: A Pageant for Alternatives” is currently chaired by fashion designer, Cary Santiago. Tessa Prieto-Valdes is the co-chairman of the pageant. As an added bonus, according to the Queen of Cebu Facebook Page, Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, will perform live at the pageant. Beat that!
So who is going to be the fourth queen? I have my personal bet. (And I secretly hope she gets the crown.) But at this point, it could be anybody’s ball game. So I wish all you, girls, the best of luck. May the best ONE win!
Venue Seat Plan (Photo Credit: Queen of Cebu’s Facebook Page)
Tickets will be available at the Waterfront Ticket Booth at the Lobby starting Monday, November 5, 2012. Pre-reservations may be done at the Official Queen of Cebu Facebook Page or you can text your ticket reservations at Queen of Cebu’s official contact number, 09423975557, including your name, ticket price of choice and the desired quantity. You may also follow them on Twitter, @QueenofCebu, for instant updates and queries.