IN PICTURES: Top 12 finalists for Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021

Published August 30, 2021, 9:10 PM

by Robert Requintina

Meet the Top 12 finalists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao for the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021! Who do you think will take home the title and the crown? #AliwanFiestaDigitalQueen2021 #QueensforaCause

Krishia Mae Abad. Krish, of Tarlac, is 24 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighs 54 kilograms. Already a Tiktok sensation on social media, she is a licensed real estate broker and is also owner and operations manager of Bad Barista. Krish loves working out apart from reading books, drawing, and travelling. From the province of lush rice fields and sugar cane plantations – Tarlac.

Colleen Beatrix Alcarde, of Iloilo, is 23 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 52 kilograms. She holds a degree in foreign service from the University of San Agustin and is a self-proclaimed inspirational speaker who discovered her baking skills during the quarantine. At present she works as sales and service associate at PNB.

Sharmaine dela Cruz, of Zamboanga, is 24 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 55 kilograms. A graduate of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, she was a former international flight attendant for Cebu Pacific and is currently a medical representative. Maine loves watching Korean telenovelas and is an accomplished in cultural.ethnic, modern, interpretative, and ballroom dances. Ayuda Badjao is her chosen charity.

Shealtiel Kyze Cahilig, of Aklan, is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 45 kilograms. She is a freshman political science major at Garcia College of Technology. Kyze likes public speaking and is into mountaineering, swimming, and running. She has chosen Basura, Baylo, Bugas as her chosen charity, which promotes the fabrication of eco-bricks for remote coastal and upland areas.

Jayvee Lyn Lorejo, of Davao de Oro, is 20 years old, stands 5 ft 7 inches and weighs 103 pounds. She is a third year tourism management major at the Joji Ilagan School of Business and Tourism. Jayvee plays badminton, golf, and loves spending time with her dogs. She hopes to be able to help Pulong Para Tumulong, which cares for LGBT and PWD residents of Davao.

Vjie Matias, of Cagayan Valley, is 21 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 48 kilograms. An undergrad at the International School of Asia and the Pacific, she likes playing the guitar and experimenting with creative make-up techniques. 

Shanyl Kayle Hofer, of Cebu, is 20 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs 55 kilograms. A student at the University of San Jose Recoletos, she is into acting and painting, loves going to the gym, and is now learning graphic arts. Shan is an avowed supporter of the LGBTQ community.

Jeramie Mingo, of Iligan City, is 24 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighs 50 kilograms. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. Jhay is a fitness enthusiast who loves dancing and is a dedicated teacher of Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health or MAPEH.

Chynna Kaye Verosil, of Pangasinan, is 18 years old, stands 5 ft 8 inches tall and weighs 54 kilograms. A senior high school student at the PHINMA-University of Pangasinan, she is into reading, planting, hiking, and travelling. Her chosen charity is the Go Bike Project, which was founded by the Sangguniang Kabataan of Bugallon to enable youth patrollers on cargo bikes to attend to medical needs of town residents.

Cherry May Regalado, of Kalibo, Aklan, is 26 years old, stands 5 ft 5 inches and weighs 50 kilograms. She graduated from Aklan State University and is a martial arts and fitness coach. Cherry is a national athlete for pencak silat, who won both gold and bronze medals at the Asian Games and was a silver medalist at the world championships. Known as the silat princess and queen of the blades, Cherry has been training young Aklanons online even throughout the pandemic. If she wins, she hopes to support the St John the Baptist Cathedral and Movement of Gratitude, which is behind their community pantries. 

Krysti Ann Villarias, of Agusan del Norte, is 22 years old, stands 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighs 56 kilograms. She is a high school graduate from Northern Mindanao Colleges Inc. She loves dancing and painting, but has more recently been hooked on airsoft. K-Ann wants to help the Services and Devices for PWDs program.