With the whole world moving to a virtual space, Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) took their established brand already steeped in grassroots entertainment to mount the online search for the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020.
After a month-long search spearheaded by their radio stations in key cities throughout the archipelago. MBC announced the top nine candidates who will vie for the crown through weekly pageant segments on virtual platforms this month.
Jannarie Zarzoso, of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, 21; Jasmine Omay, 21, Tarlac; Nicole Angela Crescini, 20, Boracay, Aklan; Esperanza Francisco, 25, Naga City; Katrina Anne Johnson, Davao, 22; Bianca Wilhelmina Willemsen, 21, Consolacion, Cebu; Alana Monica Rhedey, 20, Baguio City; Sharon Idone, 19, Iloilo City; and Alyssa May Nicholls, 18, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
These lovely young ladies will compete in three successive weekly episodes streamed live on MBC’s social media platforms via the Facebook pages of Aliwan Fiesta, Love Radio, Yes The Best, Easy Rock and Radyo Natin. The competition segments will also be aired over DZRH News Television. Last September 12, the candidates manifested Pride of Place as they showed how well-versed they were in the culture, customs, and traditions of their respective regions. On September 19, they will showcase their talents in the visual and performing arts, or special skills in athletics and the culinary arts. On September 26, following the modelling competition, they will be grilled by the jury in the much-awaited question-and-answer portion.
The winners will be announced and awarded on October 3. The Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020 will receive P50,000, first runner up P25,000, and the second runner up P15,000. All three will likewise receive the counterpart amounts for their respective chosen charities, while the six other candidates will take home consolation prizes. Special awards for Netizens Choice, Miss Unique Smile, Miss Tibay Tanduay, Miss Charm, and Miss White Rose are also in the offing.
Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020 is a title distinct from Reyna ng Aliwan, which will continue to be part of the mammoth festive convergence which ties together the country’s tourism efforts, but which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.