Philippine aviation’s most beautiful women are all set to compete for the title of Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 on February 6 at The Peninsula Manila.
Coming from the varied sectors of the aviation-tourism industry, the candidates were presented to media at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, where the pageant’s objectives were revealed.
“We are very excited to present another batch of beautiful and smart women in Philippine aviation and tourism sectors this year. Besides encouraging young people to pursue careers in aviation and tourism, this competition is also a great way to recognize women’s immense role in the industry. Women in aviation are not merely defined by good looks, they also have the brains and heart to succeed and shape the future of aviation and aeronautics,” explained pageant director Morena Carla Cab- rera Quimpo.
This year, the 14 candidates vying for the title comprise of flight attendants, student pilots, air frame and avionics technicians, and students taking up degrees in aviation, tourism and related fields.
They areMaria Gianne Beatrice Itaralde, Catherine Cubinar, Katrine Gabriola, Cherry Rose Fernandez, Zandra Magsino, Katelene Joy Basco, Maricris Aldanese, Carina Aguinaldo, Airish Mae Apostol, Justine Anne Embate, Casey Ann Austria, Kristine Malicsi, Trizia Abaya, and Reichelieu Emory Santos.
Supporting Miss Aviation Philippines’ advocacy is the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta one of Asia’s longest-running sports aviation events, that gathers aviators from the local and international scene.
“We are honored to be part of Miss Aviation Philippines. We believe in its commitment to empower women in the field of aviation and aeronautics. We hope that the competition will help Filipinos better appreciate the aviation industry and understand its important role in fostering the country’s social and economic development,” says event director Capt. Joy Roa.
Two runners up will receive cash prizes worth P20,000 and P10,000. Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 P70,000 in cash plus a round-trip ticket to any destination in Southeast Asia. She will also grace the 20th Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.
Miss Aviation Philippines 2016 is also supported by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines and Clark International Airport.