Sunday, August 17, 2008

Precious Lara Quigaman Created a New Beauty Contest called "Turismo Filipina"

Former Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman and her two beauty queen friends Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2002 Karen Loren Agustin-Ostrea and Bininibing Pilipinas-International 2006 Denille Lou Valmonte joint their forces to fulfill a common dream and that isto create a new type of beauty contest that is bigger in scope� candidates will represent a province or a Metro Manila city.

And that dream is now a reality as the three past winners of Binibining Pilipinas have created a Turismo Filipina Charities Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization that will spearhead the creation of Turismo Filipina search.

The contest requires all beauty aspirants of the following: looks, height, beauty, brains, talent�and knowledge of the province she will represent.

If ever, this will be the biggest female beauty contest in terms of scope and number of contestants. According to Karen during the presscon held at the TriNoma mall last August 14, there are 82 provinces in the Philippines plus 18 Metro Manila cities, so they are expecting at least 80 to 90 contestants for the first year. They also talked to the Governors League of the Phillipines and they agreed to send their participants in the contest.

The coronation night is scheduled on October 10 at AFP Theater. The winner will get to win 250 thousand cash prize, management contract, hordes of sponsor prizes and the sash and crown which the three beauty queen personally designed. The winner will also get the high benefit of being the Ambassador of Tourism in the Philippines since the contest is in partnership with the Department of Tourism.

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