Eda Cimafranca is Tagbilaran's Mutya 2015

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It was a regal evening at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium last Friday, April 24 as fifteen of the most captiviating women from the different barangays of Tagbilaran City showcased their allure, elegance, and wit as they all vie for the most prestigious beauty title in Bohol’s capital city.

At the conclusion of the event, Mary Eda Cimafranca representing Barangay Poblacion Uno was hailed the fairest of them all.  Aside from the title Geraldine Topsnik enjoyed for one full year, Eda also bagged four of minor awards: Best in Production Number, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Casual Interview, and Best in Long Gown.

The top (from L-R: Dao, Dampas, Poblacion Uno, Poblacion Dos, and Mansasa) blowing kisses to their adoring crowd

Geraldine Topsnik’s home turf delegate, Christine Ann Juguan came in second place.  She was also the recipient of the Darling of the Press Award.  Meanwhile, Poblacion II’s Sheree Ann Ciruela was declared Second Runner-up and was also named Darling of the Crowd.

Jennifer Lynne Winters and Ma. Mercedes Cutanda of barangays Dao and Mansasa completed the top 5 finalist.

First set of special awardees

Here is the complete list of special awardees:
Best in Production Number - Poblacion 1, Mary Eda Cimafranca
Miss Congeniality - Cogon, Darlene Galao
Darling of the Press - Dampas, Christine Ann Juguan
Miss Bohol Tropics - Tiptip, Reneith Alturas
Miss Smart Communications - Cogon, Darlene Galao
Miss Globe Telecom - Manga, Lady Arlia Lumantas
Miss Talent - Dao, Jennifer Lynne Winters
Miss Photogenic - Cabawan, Nicole Fiona Gordillo
Viewer's Choice Award - Cabawan, Nicole Fiona Gordillo
Miss Rejuv Beauty Soap - Bool, Careen Jane Pilayre
Best in Swimsuit - Poblacion 1, Mary Eda Cimafranca
Best in Casual Interview - Poblacion 1, Mary Eda Cimafranca
Best in Long Gown - Poblacion 1, Mary Eda Cimafranca
Darling of the Crowd - Poblacion 2, Sheree Ann Ciruela
Best Designer - EJ Relampagos for the gown of Miss Dao, Jennifer Lynn Winters
Second set of special awardees

The top five delegates’ scores were zeroed after three rounds of competition: Swimsuit, Casual Interview, and Evening Gown.  They were asked on how will they be able to live up to the prestigious title of Mutya sa Tagbilaran while promoting the best that Tagbilaran has to offer.  Cimafranca stressed on how the pageants moved away from being just a mere beauty pageant into a more substantive one.  She also highlighted that a Mutya should have competence to live up to the title and confidently responds that she has what it takes to live up to the title.

Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2014 and Miss Bohol 2014 2nd Runner Up Geraldine Topsnik
looking regal during her final walk

The top five and the ultimate winners were selected by a panel of esteemed celebrity judges including ANTM Cycle 12 and 17 runner up Allison Harvard, Miss Intercontinental 2014 2nd Runner Up Kris Tiffani Janson, Miss World 1993 2nd Princess Ruffa Gutierrez, Mr. Manhunt International 2012 Jun Macasaet, Cebu powerhouse designer Cary Santiago and GMA Artist Gwen Zamora.  Phoemela Barranda and Tim Yap served as the pageant’s hosts.  Brazilian-Japanese model Fabio Ide serenaded the girls after the evening gown segment.

Brapanese hottie Fabio Ide serenades the girls and the crowd

Eda is the third beauty titlist in her family.  She was also Miss Silka Bohol 2014 First Runner Up.

“It feels overwhelming.  It feels like a dream,” Cimafranca said in an exclusive interview minutes after the pageant.

The new Mutya sa Tagbilaran is now looking forward for her preparations for Miss Bohol 2015 and is up to the challenge of winning the island’s most coveted beauty title that eluded the City of Friendship after Daisy Jean Quilicot bagged the title in 2009.

“I’m planning to take home the title for the Tagbilaranons.  I really owe it to them,” Cimafranca pledges.

Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 Mary Eda Cimafranca with her court of runners up along with the rest of this years candidates.


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