Miss Engineering and Design Alexis Dawn Masangkay who was recently crowned the 65th Miss Silliman makes history for her College as its first winner, a press release from the school said yesterday.
Masangkay, 20, a third year student in Computer Engineering who is consistently in the honors roll and known for her dancing prowess, bested ten other candidates. She also won as Miss Professionalism, Best in Talent and Best Speaker.
First runner-up was Athena Xcylz Mission from the College of Nursing, who also won as Best in Production and as Miss Photogenic. Second runner-up was Bianca Camille Bulaybulay from the Medical School who was selected Darling of the Press.
Gesta Riva Gamo from the College of Mass Communication and Vanesa Bea Hinoguin from the College of Business Administration, who received the Voters' Choice Award, came in third and fourth runners-up, respectively.
Miss Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Keziah Marie Montebon received three minor awards: Best in Global Professional Look, Best in Casual Wear and Best in Evening Gown, while Miss College of Arts and Sciences Gaiana Capilla was named Miss Congeniality, the press release said.
The panel of judges was chaired by TV personality and former Binibing Pilipinas-Universe Joyce Burton Titular and had as members: Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Philippines' first woman commercial pilot Capt. Marie Castillo, 2011 Outstanding Sillimanian in Nursing Leadership Beatriz Aya-ay Jackson and Smart Communication regional manager for Retail Sales (Visayas-Mindanao) John Cañonero, the press release added.*
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