Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sharmaine Alisa Basinang Crowned Mutya Hong Butuan 2009
Sharmaine Alisa Basinang, 16 years old, just graduated from Agusan National Highschool was this years’ Mutya Hong Butuan, she also bagged 5 special awards; Ms. Bayantel Communication, Ms. Quadtech, Ms. Baby Cologne, Ms. Black Beauty Shampoo and Ms. Kutis Placenta.
Mutya Hong Butuan 2009 Miss Basinang was also chosen as Ms. Swimwear, Ms. Casual Attire and Ms. Evening Gown.
The judges headed by Priscilla Osin-Ariola also chose the 5 prettiest among the 9 candidates namely: Sharmaine Alisa Basinang, Aries Castillo, Sheena Grace Cubillas, Shahani Mongaya, and Catherine Rose Lim, who was awarded with 10 thousand pesos cash.
The 5 prettiest were given one common question given by City Tourism Officer Ayeth Guno, who was read by the Master of Ceremony Glenn Allona that says: “If you were to choose, what country in Asia would you to like to live?”
The majority of the girls answered Philippines, except candidate number 6, Miss Catherine Rose Lim who answered Hongkong.
Other awards are the following: Miss Photogenic, Aries Castillo; Miss Friendship, Lou Jaye Bongato, Best in Artistic Performance, Catherine Rose Lim, and the Best in Asian Attire, Shahani Mongaya.