One of the highlights of the Filipino
Cultural Day is the Little Miss Fil-Am 2013 pageant. Four
(4) Fil-Am girls as young as 4 years old to 8 years old
joined the Little Miss Fil-Am 2013 Pageant this year.
pageant started in 2004 an excellent opportunity for Fil-Am
girls, having at least 25% of Filipino heritage, to compete
in the pageant world today. By participating in a strong,
honest and fair program, contestants will be able to compete
to sought after titles, awards, and other prizes throughout
their pageant journey.
1.Helps in developing good grooming, poise, self-confidence
valuable communication skills, and personality.
2. Helps young girls develop their talents and set goals.
3. Aids in achieving dreams through competition, events
4. Help in developing character, confidence, and sportsmanlike
5. Provides an opportunity to develop lasting friendship
among contestants, and their families.
6. Offers the youth of today to become the leaders of
7. Focuses on affirming high standards, morals and honesty.
AWARDING AND CROWNING
Miss Fil-Am 2013 SAMANTHA JURGENS
Winner of $250.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Beautiful Tiara
Princess ARIANA BALIDO
Winner of $150.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
Second Princess NINA LOUREIRO
Winner of $100.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
Third Princess EMYLEE NAVARRO
Winner of $50.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
judges were beauty queens themselves who won the Oceanside
Sea Lions Club's Miss Teen Oceanside namely, Alexxa Morgor
(2nd Princess for Miss Teen Oceanside 2013), Hillary Adkins
(3rd Prince3ss for Miss Teen Oceanside 2013), Courtney Engelhardt
(1st Princess for Miss Teen Oceanside 2013) and Tatum Torres
(Miss Teen Oceanside 2013).
Alexis Plaisted, first volunteered with The Fil-Am association
in 2009 as the host of the Mrs. Fil-am pageant. She returned
in 2012 to host the Traditional Costume Show. A graduate of
the University of the Philippines Los Banos, with a Bachelor's
degree in Communications, Alexis came to the United States
just 1 day after her graduation. Although she graduated with
honors, her true passion is Style and Fashion.. Her education
with John Robert Powers Finishing School in Philadelphia and
her extensive experience as manager in prestige retail stores
as Victoria's Secret and Neiman Marcus, has honed this passion
into an art. She has currently parlayed this innate talent
and experience as a Personal Image Stylist for her own business,
SHINE! Studios. Her clients includes San Diego businessmen,
women, socialites and a few prominent San Diego residents.
Her mantra: "Fashion may be seasonal and universal but
style is timeless and individual".
Jackie Lasaga, 1st Runner up for Mrs Fil-Am 2011, works
in the admin dept of Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA,
currently the efficient treasurer of Fil-Am organization.