The Miss Pre-teen Fil-Am pageant is held back to back
with Little Miss Fil-am Pageant. This year, four (4) Fil-Am
girls aged 9 to 12 years old joined the Miss Pre-teen
FIL-AM Pageant this year.
pageant started in 2004 an excellent opportunity for Fil-Am
young ladies, 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
Pre-teen Fil-Am 2013 MELANIE PAGAYONAN
Winner of $250.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Beautiful Tiara
Princess McCAYLA MADAGAY
Winner of $150.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
Second Princess MADLYNE NAVARRO -
Winner of $100.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
Third Princess MEKAYLA NAVARRO -
Winner of $50.00, Trophy, Sash, Flowers & Tiara
judges were selected to do the difficult task of evaluating
Debbie Nicastro has been a professional singer for over
25 years. She is a musical theatre actor with many regional
credits which include venues such as Avo Theatre, Moonlight
Theatre and Starlight Theatre. She is a vocal coach and has
been teaching for 15 years. Many of her students have gone
on to have professional careers in the music industry. Debbie
is also a music director with many local theatre companies
such as Encore Youth Theatre and CAST Productions. She is
a cantor and parishioner at Mission San Luis Rey and a proud
member of Fil-am, Oceanside Music Festival and volunteers
with Brother Benno's. Her band TRAXX plays at many venues
in San Diego. Check it out on Facebook (Traxx).
Christian George Francisco , born Dec 11, 1980, in Bacoor
,Cavite Philippines , and visiting USA,
On educational qualifications : PhD in Filipino Language and
Literature-Philippine Normal University
On employment : Dean , College of Liberal Arts and Communication,De
La Salle University -Dasmarinas
On Accomplishments: Has published books on Filipino language
and culture for Tertiary level has published bilingual dictionary
for Philippine mass media On Affiliations: Secretary , National
Committee on language and translation: National Commission
for culture and the Arts.Others: has lectured on various universities
locally and internationally on Philippine languages and culture.
Has recently presented his researched paper in USA conferences
held at Harvard University , Boston, MA.
Dejah dela Cruz Urbanovitcho Urbanovitch is our reigning
Miss Fil-Am Cultural Association of NSDC. She currently works
at Vistage International, managing a team of relationship
specialists, while also working with CEOs as a trusted advisor
for their Vistage peer group. Dejah was born and raised in
Los Angeles with a younger brother and sister. She attended
University of Miami, Florida, graduating cum laude in History
and Political Science. Today, she resides in San Diego. Dejah
is active in our community volunteering and holding offices
with many organizations including the International Order
of the Rainbow for Girls (past state officer), the American
Cancer Society (Event Chair for Bark for Life), Toastmasters
International (Area governor), and you can often see her emceeing
various events like the annual Asian Cultural Festival. She's
honored to be a guest and judge at the Filipino Cultural Day
of Oceanside, an event she looks forward to all year.
Brenda Acasio was born in Manila Philippines and moved
to Southern California when she was 8 years old. She has managed
two salons in Carlsbad and Oceanside for almost ten years.
She currently lives with her family in Oceanside.