Miñoza claims 3rd win in Bellas y Flores tilt PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 13:25

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

Designer Erich Miñoza claims his third straight win in the annual Bellas y Flores competition held Saturday, May 28.

Miñoza emerged once again as the top contender for the gown competition category of the Bellas y Flores festival with a design which drew top marks and celebrated the City’s colorful and vibrant culture. Miñoza bested eight other designers, and celebrated a grand slam win, having consistently placed first in the gown design competition since 2014.

Frederico Navarro and Geronie Labora placed second and third place, respectively.

The Festival de las Bellas y Flores served as one of the highlights and culminating activities of the 2016 Summer Festival. A local version of the Santacruzan, the festival kicked off with the parade from City Hall to the Paseo del Mar for the final show and program.

For the Arco competition, Rey Mascardo claimed the top spot, with Jonard Bazan and Ramisses Ramillano clinching podium finishes.

All models who joined the Bellas y Flores festival were also automatically entered for the Prettiest Señorita competition. Emerging as winner for her beauty and grace was Lyka Nichole Francisco. Runner ups were Jeromei Thea Fabrigas and Reasel Ann Halagna.

All winners received cash prizes and plaques of recognition.

Gown entries were judged for their craftsmanship, concept and design, aesthetic appeal, and impact. Arco entries, on the other hand, were scrutinized for originality, creativity, craftsmanship, and impact. — Jasmine Mohammadsali