Fil-Am beauties crowned at Miss Philippines USA 2021 pageant

Published December 4, 2021, 7:17 AM

by Robert Requintina

Miss Philippines USA 2021

Cheska Angeles, 23, from Tracy, California has been crowned 2021 Miss Philippines USA.

Ysabella Sapienza, 17, from East Brunswick, New Jersey won the title of Miss Young Philippines USA.

Winners of Miss Philippines USA 2021

Presented by the Geoffrey Jimenez Group of Companies, an evening of glitz and glamour filled the stage at the City National Grove of Anaheim last Nov. 21, during the grand Coronation Night of the Miss Philippines USA 2021 Beauty Pageant, the longest-running Filipino American beauty pageant in the US, now on its 10th successful year.

The 28 outstanding contestants were carefully selected after an arduous nationwide search.

Runners-up for Miss Young Philippines USA were Sophia Salon (Miss Tourism), Hanna Uyan (1st runner-up), Alyanna Santos (2nd runner-up) and Lorraine Mendoza (3rd runner-up). For Miss Philippines USA, runners-up were Bianca Tapia (Miss Tourism), Ericka Zayas (1st runner-up), Samantha Frank (2nd runner-up), and Khayzel Cornel (3rd runner-up).

Annually hosted by TV news correspondents Tony Cabrera of ABC 7, and Cher Calvin of KTLA TV, the star-studded extravaganza was graced by celebrities, including: Gazini Ganados, Miss Universe Philippines 2019, Marc Anthony Nicolas, two-time Emmy award-winning producer of CBS’s “The Talk;” Ben Baller, Jeweler to the Stars, with special guest performances from Jake Zyrus, JayR, 13th PMPC Star Awards for Music Male RNB Artist of the Year Garth Garcia, international singer Angel Bonilla and Michael Keith.