BORACAY INTERNATIONAL MODEL COMPETITIONBoracay Island, May 20, 2003 -- The island paradise of Boracay in Malay, Aklan will play host to the first FOLIO 2003: The Boracay International Model Competition on May 24. Thirty stunning and gorgeous male and female Filipino models will compete in the contest which will be held at the beachfront of Boracay Bar and Restaurant. The candidates were recently presented to the members of the press in a fashion show held at the Club 5 The Ultimate Bar at Mile Long Compound in Makati City. Keith P. Serrano, president of Folio Manila, announced that the winners would have the chance to represent the Philippines in the prestigious International Male and Female Model Competition to be held in the Caribbean Islands of Aruba and Curacao on October and November aside from the cash prizes and modeling contracts at stake worth P100,000.00 "Through this competition, we aspire to open doors of opportunities to promising local talents in the international modeling arena. We believe that many of our models here have the looks, character, and flair that would make them stand out abroad," Serrano said. The female candidates are: Paulette Quinto, Geraldine Zamora, Ma. Christina Jimenez, Ruth Tanqueco, Sharlene Ferrer, Zarah Jane Gomez, Charisse Ocrisma, Lea Avellaneda, GJ Diane Abuel, Debbie Blackwell, Trish Paggabao, Claudine Villanueva, Menchu Obongen, Celeste Celis, and Rachelle Andralde. Meanwhile, the male candidates are: Gerald Dizon, Ryan Dale Dorin, Guiness Nabung, Warly Aggalut, Paolo Inocencio, Verlyn Hizon, McMiel Dennison, Edil Aviso, James Villanueva, Ryan Mendoza, Alvin Yabut, and Relly Bucu. The public will have a chance to take a closer look at these vigorous and well-built male and female models as they raid selected bars in Boracay from May 20-22.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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