It is said that to excel in what you do, you must love what you do—the Philippines and beauty pageant is a shining example. While other countries religiously support events like Super Bowl and the FIFA World Cup, we are devoted more to a different kind of competition—the beauty pageant.
Eventually, beauty pageants (also known as ‘beaucons’) were springing up like mushrooms, becoming a staple at town fiestas and all but there’s nothing quite like the Miss Bayview Park Hotel 2022 with this year’s winner, Mikhaella Fernandez.
“The objective of this pageant is to reflect the hotel values in maintaining the drive in our staff who are committed to delivering excellent service with the promise of total guest satisfaction,” says Eugene Yap, Bayview Park Hotel general manager. “The beauty pageant is also a testament to the hotel’s great comeback after over two years of lockdown that we altogether were challenged with as a nation,” Yap added.
The pageant held last November 15 presented six candidates from different departments starting with Danise Calamasa (Finance), Jhudee Reyes (Food & Beverage), Rosanna Roxas (Executive Office), Mikhaella Fernandez (Front Desk), Rhona Danabar (Kitchen), and lastly, Marycris Cabatic (Food & Beverage).
The candidates were presented in a fun-filled pageant with an opening production dance number, the long gown competition, and the much-awaited question-and-answer portion. The criteria for judging were as follows—poise and bearing, stage presence, projection, stage presence, and overall impact. This year’s panel of judges were Maryo Banlat Labad (Klik.Ph), Mark Dimaano (Hotelbeds), Wilson Villamor (aka Atorni Ton of Flex TV App), Ms. Kayle Nicole Amurao (Dept. of Public Services, Manila City Hall) Ms. Zenaida Viaje (Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau) and Ms. Michelle Thyland (Philippine Travel Agencies Association).
Special awards were given to candidates Rosanna Roxas as Miss Resilience, Jhudee Reyes as Miss Initiative, Marycris Cabatic awarded as Miss Punctuality and Miss Photogenic, Rhona Danabar as Miss Charity and Miss Breakthrough.
Aside from bagging the coveted crown, Mikhaella Fernandez was also awarded Miss Social Media, Best in Promotional Video, and Employees Choice Award.
All six candidates were commendable during the pageant as each of them was allowed to voice out and represent the Bayview Park Hotel’s core values and causes in promoting our country’s tourism efforts.
The hotel has taken the pageant culture by organizing the very first Miss Bayview Park Hotel in 2018 with Jane Espino as its first title-holder. In its over 75 years of existence, Bayview Park Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in the Philippines and has been one of the longest-running and sought-after hotels in the city of Manila. Known for its budget-friendly, first-class accommodation, facilities, and amenities, Bayview Park Hotel will surely make your vacation truly memorable.
Whatever the inherent reason why we love beauty pageants, there’s one that can’t be denied—it’s a lot of fun to watch especially if you’re on the winning team. See you again next year for the Miss Bayview Park Hotel 2023.
Bayview Park Hotel Manila is at 1118 Roxas Boulevard Corner United Nations Avenue, Manila, Philippines. For bookings and reservations, call +63-02-5261555, email [email protected], or visit bayviewparkhotel.com
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