July 21, 2024
BAGUIO BEAUTIES — The winners of the Miss Baguio 2023 led by Miss Baguio Janah Rhyl Lumidao (middle), Miss Baguio Kultura Eula Arielle Paltep (from l), Miss Baguio Turismo Justine Tarah Marie Valencia, Miss Baguio Kalikasan Sophia Franchesca Cacho, and Miss Baguio Malikhain Norainne Azarcon graced the Baguio City Charter Day program on Sept. 1 at the Baguio Convention and Cultural Center. — Ofelia Empian

An 18-year old lass from Loakan Proper barangay was crowned this year’s Miss Baguio during the coronation night held at the Baguio Convention Center.

Janah Rhyl B. Lumidao bested 17 candidates aspiring for the coveted crown that paved the way for her to become the city’s ambassador of goodwill.

She is a senior high graduate of the University of Baguio who loves to participate in community activities and playing volleyball. She is also the former 2021 Miss Ifugao and a taekwondo champion.

Justine Tarah Marie Valencia, 22, of Barangay Lower Quirino-Magsaysay, who graduated cum laude in the course Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management with specialization in International Tourism, was adjudged Miss Baguio Turismo. She also bagged the Best in Long Gown, Miss Photogenic, and Best in Swimwear awards.

Lumidao took home P40,000 and another P40,000 courtesy of Giraffe Boutique hotel, a trophy and gift certificates from the sponsors and a round trip ticket to Vietnam while Valencia settled for the P30,000 prize.

Sophia Franchesca Cacho, 21 of Guisad Surong barangay, and a student of Bachelor of Science in Psychology was crowned Miss Baguio Kalikasan. She took home P25,000 and gift certificates from the various sponsors.

Eula Arielle Paltep, 21, of Barangay Camp 7 and a student of Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management major in Travel Industry Management was crowned Miss Baguio Kultura. She took home P15,000 and gift certificates from the sponsors. She was also the former Miss University of the Cordillera Green Ambassador 2022 and a university scholar.

Norainne Azarcon, 20, a student of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy was crowned Miss Baguio Malikhain. She was one of the 12 finalists in the Limgas na Pangasinan 2023.

She took home P10,000 and gift certificates from sponsors.  She was also adjudged as the Miss Media Personality.

Camille Desumala, 25, of Barangay Sto. Tomas Proper and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing took home the Miss Social Graces award while Mericar Togana, 26, of Barangay Asin Road and an Education graduate as well as a law student was adjudged as the Darling of the Press. – PIO release