This year, seven (7) lovely and talented girls of ages 10
- 13 years competed for the coveted title of Miss Pre-teen
Fil-Am for 2011. It takes beauty, talent, poise and good character
to win in this competition. Aside from the crown, trophies
and cash, the best rewards are the friends and the unforgettable
and enriching experience one can have.
Miss Pre-teen Fil-Am 2011 Mina Giles (center) with (L-R) emcee
Tony Lime, 2nd runner-up Mira Calderon (also winner of Best
Talent and Viewer's Choice award), Miss Photogenic Charie
Mae Janeloza, 1st runner-up Cresha Smith, Best Gown winner
Gloria Giles, Miss Congeniality Melanie Pagayonan, Miss Popular
Mona Abrazado and emcee reigning Miss Fil-Am Dejah Urbanovitch.
AWARDING AND CROWNING
FIL-AM PRE-TEEN 2011 IS MINA GILES
The beautiful and talented Mina received a crown, sash and
RUNNER UP CRESHA SMITH was awarded with sash and trophy
RUNNER UP MIRA CALDERON received sash and trophy
OF CANDIDATEShe Fil-Am Cultural Dance Group provided entertainment
for this segment. Various Philippine folk dances were performed,
detailed of which can be seen in the CULTURAL DANCE PRESENTATION
seven (7) candidates perked up the audience with their modern
dance group presentation choreographed by Miss Jennifer
Magbata. After the lively dance presentation, the candidates
ABRAZADO - she is 8 years old and in 3rd grade at
the Old Mission Montessori School in Oceanside. She
enjoys singing, swimming and a member of the Fil-Am
Cultural Dance group. Her talent is to dance to the
tune of " Love me" by Justin Bieber.
Parent: Mon Abrazado
CALDERON - she is 12 years old and a 7th grader
at King Middle School in Oceanside. Recipient of Awards
in Basketball, Flag Football and Track. She enjoys
dancing and playing sports. Her talent is to dance
to the tune of " Baby" by Justin Bieber.
Parents: Rosario and Socorro Duldulao
Best Talent Awardee
Viewer's Choice Awardee
ADRIANA GILES - she is 12 years old and
in 7th grade at Vista Magnet school. She is
in Boxing Amateur Team, Soccer, Fil-Am Cultural
Dance group, Girls scout and recently received
an award for " Housing " poster for
the City of Vista. Her talent is to dance to
the tune of "On the Floor" by Jennifer
Parents: Iza Estrada and Conrad Giles
Best Gown Awardee
GILES - she is 12 years old and in 7th grade
at Vista Magnet school. She is in Boxing Amateur
Team, Soccer, Fil-Am Cultural Dance group, Girls
scout and recently received an award for "
Housing " poster for the City of Vista.
Her talent is to dance to the tune of "On
the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez.
Parents: Iza Estrada and Conrad Giles
PRE-TEEN FIL-AM 2011
MAE JAVELOZA - she is 12 years old and a
5th grader at Empresa Elementary School. She
tutors younger kids, enjoys Rock climbing and
school choir. She was a recipient of Student
of the Month award and Character Count Award.
Parents: Quiel and Cynthia Nibungco
PAGAYONAN - she is 10 years old and in
5th grade at Laurel Elementary School in Oceanside.
She was Little Miss Fil-Am 2009 and 1st Runner-Up
in 2007. She enjoys playing Violin, Basketball
and school Talent shows. Her talent is to
sing a song by Selena Gomez.
Parents : Michelle Rael and Richmond Pagayonan
SMITH - she is 12 years old and a 6th grader at
Jefferson Middle School. She is Stardust and GATE
program. She loves to draw and doing School Mural.
Her talent is to sing a song titled " Eye of
The Tiger" by the Survivor.
PAHNKE is the owner and agent of Elegance Talent Agency
in Carlsbad, a full service SAG/AFTRA talent agency representing
all men, women, and children of all ages for television, film,
industrials, commercials, print, voice overs and promotions.
For over 25 years, Pam also has been the Pageant Coordinator
for the Miss Oceanside Scholarship Pageant, which is sponsored
by the Oceanside Sea Lions; and the Pageant Coordinator of
the Oceanside Harbor Day Pageant, held each year in Sept.
SADDINGTON has been active in the entertainment industry
for many years. She began as a professional belly dancer in
the San Diego and North County area. For the last 30 years,
she has been a well respected Belly Dance instructor; providing
group and private lessons as well as choreographer for contests
Jan also sang and played guitar & mandolin as part of
the "House Band" at Knotts Berry Farm for five years.
She later performed with the Bluegrass Band: "Train 45";
touring throughout the United States and Mexico and was featured
on various television shows.
Jan holds black belts in both Keichu Ryu Karate & Judo,
and instructed students in these disciplines for several years
Jan's current passion is teaching Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning
& Belly Dance throughout North San Diego County. She is
one of the most sought after and popular instructors in the
VALLADOLID Supervisor of Operation at
- Enjoy Haircare Inc. / USP LLC
- 15 Years Running
Zumba Toning Certified
Elise Cruz is in her second year reign as a Princess for
the City of Oceanside and recently graduated from Miracosta
College with her A.A. degree in Communications. She will continue
on in her education at National University to pursue her goal
of receiving a PhD in both Communications and Business Administration.
Hostesses is Dejah Urbanovitch. She is the current Miss Philipines
California Regional title holder, and our very own Miss Fil-Am
North San Diego County. Dejah grew up in Los Angeles, and
graduated from the University of Miami, Florida Cum luade
with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History.
Today, she lives in San Diego and currently works for Vistage
International, helping CEOs make better leaders, decisions
and results that drive the economy and employment of our country.
Dejah is active within our community as a volunteer and fundraiser
for several international non-profit organizations. She loves
dancing, painting and spending time with her family. The Oceanside
Filipino Cultural Celebration is one of Dejah's favorite events
of the year, and she is honored to emcee the Little Miss/Pre-Teen
Lime recently joined the FilAm Organization. Although
a new member, he has been a faithful supporter of this group.
He has organized events for the FilAm in the past. He did
this when he was the Director of Events and Choreographer
for the Isang Tinig Choir; a group who helped FilAm Organization
raise funds for some of their past events. An adept organizer,
he helped coordinate the most recent fund raising events for
the FilAm such as Halloween Fright Night 2010, Valentines
Ball & Mothers Day Delight Celebration.
Lime has a strong background in the hotel and hospitality
industry. At only 22, he became General Manager at Best Western
International. He has also managed other properties for Holiday
Inn and Marriott International.
Lime worked as Flight Attendant for Northwest Airlines and
Dance Performer for the Lion King Parade in Disneyworld.
Tony Lime is working as an Accounting Tax, A/R and Credit
Collection Consultant for Active Network and Payroll Specialist
for Marriot International.
Magbata is currently graduating in 8th grade at Jefferson
Middle School. She is nominated as Girl Athlete of the Year.
She is one of the only two (2) upcoming freshmen who made
the Oceanside Dance Team for the year of 2011 - 2012. She
had joined the Fil-Am pageants and won the titles of Viewer's
choice Award 2008, 1st Runner-Up in 2009, and 2nd Runner-Up
in 2010. At school, she also joined the volleyball team ,
basketball team, and track and field for two years. Next year,
she is hoping to be in the OHS basketball team and be in the
dance team at the same time.
candidates for Little Miss & Pre-teen FIL-AM candidates
2011 meet at the Luiseno Park (corner Vandegrift and Douglas
Dr) almost every weekend prior to the June 11th pageant to
learn to do their group dance, learn how to walk like models
and build their self-confidence in the Question-and-Answer
portion of the contest. The candidates and the committee put
a lot of their time and effort to come up with a very entertaining
and excellent program in the June 11th Annual Filipino Cultural