Miss Fil-Am / Miss TEEN Fil-Am Pageant
was a glamorous and special night for the FACO when it held
its 6th edition of the prestigious Miss Fil-Am & Miss
Teen Fil-Am Pageant. The event was held on Saturday, April
18, 2015 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido,
CA. The pageant was
attended by over 800 guests.
The landmark event, which was the most ambitious pageant so
far by the FACO, was hosted by KGTV Channel 10 news anchor,
Robert Santos, Energy 103.7 producer Hula Ramos and Miss Fil-Am
2009, Deja Urbanovitch. Special performancers included Josephine
Moyer & Friends, Eric James Aguigam and Global Pinoy Idol
From Riverside to National City, 14 young ladies from all
over San Diego County vied for the all prestigious title which
included $1000 in cash, $1000 gift certificate from Image
Spa MD , and over $400 worth of hair care products from ENJOY
Professional Hair Care.
The esteemed panel of judges included Bb. Pilipinas Tourism
2012 Katrina Dimaranan, Channel 8 News Anchor Nichelle Medina,
Fashion Designer Kenneth Barlis, plastic surgeon Dr. James
Chao, Image Spa MD Directress Indira Hodzic, owner of ENJOY
Professional Hair Care, Patrick Dockry and award-winning Interior
Designer Bonnie Bagley-Catlin.
At the end of the evening, Heidi Mae Card, 19, of Oceanside
CA was crowned the 2015 Miss Fil-Am and Maireen Barnachea,
13, of National City was crowned the 2015 Miss Teen Fil-Am.
Kimberly Sivage and Allana Alonzo placed 2nd and 3rd respectively
in the Miss Fil-Am competition and Janelle Murphy and Aliie
Boreman place 2nd and 3rd in the Miss Teen competition. Other
awards included Best in Costume and Fan Favorite, both of
which went to Lilliana Solis of Oceanside and Miss Photogenic,
which was awarded to Heidi Mae Card of Oceanside.
Net proceeds from this event will benefit the FACO's "Through
the Storm Project" to build a learning center in Tacloban
for victims of typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit, and to the FACO
scholarship program in the Philippines through UPIS.
day will not be complete without the annual summer picnic.
In between going to the buffet table and enjoying the food
and lechon provided by the association as well as the varied
dishes shared by the members for potluck, the members can
go to the nearby polls and vote. But what is truly exciting
in this day is the camaraderie of the members, the good chats,
fun and laughter they all had!!
VENUE: The California Center for the Arts Escondido