MAKATI CITY, Philippines—The Miss and Little Miss Stellar pageant’s Season 2 finals have been moved to Sept. 18 from the originally scheduled Sept. 11, the contest’s social media accounts said.
The organizers also named 10 finalists for each of the pageant’s three categories who will move on to the finals.
From 19 initial qualifiers in the “Teen” division, the 10 finalists are Tamara Hofalar Basa, Aliya Nahla DG Cruz, Maria Ana Ysabel De Guzman, Gehlee Dangca, Mhari-Fhe Siagan Acuesta, Princess Johanna Castro, Francine Palicte, Sharmie Angel Roque, Anna Margarita Barte and Trisha Mae Fernandez.
The “Pre-Teen” category had 15 initial qualifiers. The 10 finalists moving on to the finals are Kyzziah Castañares, Karylle Jayan, Elaijah Venize Alcantara, Princess Eughie Portades, Athena Nicole Bercasio Tumampo, Ceanna Yves Cardino, Samara Fernandez, Antonette Santos, Liann Xndrah Gappi and Princess Ryza Damian.
The “Kids” division had 27 initial qualifiers. The 10 finalists moving forward are Andrea Nilo Begino, Aliana Orfanel, Hezekea Trixell Dequilla, Jycah Louise Valencia, Althea Lorizz Salazar, Althea Mea Roda, Mardian Kathe Jacob, Louise Arabella Rabanzo, Chloe Nicole Aracan and Feliza Jazz Marcelo.
Pageant organizer Shirimah Dimarunsing of Rimah Talents Studio Management told the Inquirer in an online interview that the pageant is looking for winners who are “humble, down-to-earth, positive-minded, helpful and has love for others.”
The triple pageants promote youth empowerment through the competitions and the candidates.
“For me, character and attitude are bigger factors than beauty and skill,” Dimarunsing stressed.
The winners, who will be proclaimed on Sept. 18, will represent the Philippines in the different categories of the international Miss Cinderella of the World pageant.