We are proud to announce the first Search for the MFSF Bulilit Queen is now on! Only 10 spots available. Apply online by clicking our poster or on our Facebook page: Queen of the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival. #MFSF2016
Tickets available soon to the Coronation Night on Sunday, July 10th!
CANDIDATE #1 MARIA ARSENIO
Maria Messiah Lee Arsenio, 19 years old, is currently a sales associate at Ardene. Her greatest aspirations are to graduate with a Degree in Accountancy and to be successful in other paths she may take in the future, no matter what challenges she has to face. Maria decided to participate in this pageant because she wants to develop her self-confidence, gain new friends and experiences. Through this event, she wants to promote the Filipino culture and values, and be a role model to her fellow youth. Maria loves Korean pop music and is proudly representing Aklan.
CANDIDATE #2 JULIET CADIZ
Juliet Cadiz, 27 years old, is currently a yoga teacher. Her greatest aspiration is to help as many people suffering from poverty and make them know that there is hope. Juliet decided to participate in this pageant because she set a goal to try as many different things to challenge her, physically, mentally and spiritually. Juliet loves anything pistachio and is proudly representing Northern Samar.
CANDIDATE #3 NICOLE MEDINA
Nicole Medina, 21 years old, is currently working part-time as a crew at McDonald’s, a student of Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and is a member of the Youth in Philanthropy. Her greatest aspirations are a career in cinematography, working behind the camera and making a great film like Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki. Nicole decided to participate in this pageant because it enables her to expand her horizons. This will be a great opportunity for her to help the community, share her knowledge and her experience living in the Philippines for 18 years. Nicole loves art, music, books and food, quoting “it’s the same as breathing and sleeping”. She is proudly representing Pasig City.
CANDIDATE #4 SHANIA CARINO
Shania Carino, 19 years old, is currently a second year student at the University of Winnipeg. Her greatest aspirations are to help the youth and make a difference in her community, by volunteering and promoting different causes around the world. Shania decided to participate in this pageant because she wants to be in touch with her Filipino culture and community, as well to become more confident with herself inside and out. Shania has loved Winnie the Pooh since she was a little girl. She migrated to Canada when she was 2 months old and is proudly representing Santa Maria, Bulacan.
CANDIDATE #5 HANNA NAPOLITANO
Hanna Welhayne Napolitano, 20 years old, is currently a third year student at University of Winnipeg. Her greatest aspiration is to graduate university with her Education degree, to pursue her goal of becoming an Educator. Hanna decided to participate in this pageant to learn about the programs and events the Filipino community offers, as well to meet other ladies who are passionate in making a difference in the community through volunteering. Hanna used to compete in various Martial Arts competitions when she was younger and quotes “I love, LOVE to dance and sing”. Hanna is proudly representing Taguig City.
CANDIDATE #6 PATRICA OCAMPO
Patricia Mae Ocampo, 20 years old, is currently working part time as Cashier at Five Guys. Her greatest aspirations are to become a dental hygienist, see the world with the people she loves, and to give back to her family. Patricia decided to participate in this pageant so that she could build her self-confidence, interact with other people, and to get more involved in her community. Patricia loves collecting bags, shoes, shopping, and travelling. She is proudly representing the city of Bacoor, Cavite.
CANDIDATE #7 AYANA ALIPIO
Ayana Alipio, 24 years old, is currently a Research Chemist and a Business Owner. Her greatest aspiration is to live a carefree, adventurous, and financially independent life. Ayana decided to participate in this pageant so she could get an appreciation of her Filipino culture and heritage. Being an immigrant, Ayana believes that the MFSF pageant is a great platform to share her voice and experiences to other young Filipinos growing up in Manitoba. Ayana’s stress reliever is going to the gym. She is proudly representing Angono, Rizal.
CANDIDATE #8 CHERISSE DE CHAVEZ
Cherisse de Chavez, 21 years old, is currently a university student. Her greatest aspiration is to influence, empower, and create positive change in the world. Cherisse decided to participate in this pageant because she saw it as a chance to be personally and professionally enriched through working with the organization, while being able to promote the Filipino culture and tradition to the rest of the community. Cherisse won Miss United Nations as Miss Hawaii when she was 4 years old, quoting “my trophy was almost as tall as me!” She is proudly representing Manila.
CANDIDATE #9 CINDY SORIANO
Cindy Soriano, 24 years old, is currently a Human Resources Professional. Her greatest aspiration is to travel the world, meet different people, and learn their culture. Cindy decided to participate in this pageant because she has been involved in various organizations in Winnipeg. She feels that it’s time to further explore her own cultural roots. Cindy volunteered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for the Art & Soul: Clash of the Titans event and made herself a horse costume. She was dressed as a centaur and the whole night, was the “centaur” of attention! Cindy is proudly representing Quezon City.
CANDIDATE #10 MAEDDAH LIMUACO
Maeddah Limuaco, 21 years old, is currently a sales associate at Dynamite and motivator at Good Life. Her greatest aspiration is to create a change and movement in the world. Maeddah decided to participate in this pageant to convince younger generations that it’s okay to be different and unique, despite what the society’s standards are. Maeddah’s name comes from the city she was born – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is proudly representing Pagsanjan, Laguna.
CANDIDATE #11 ANGELIQUE MANGUINO
Angelique Manguino, 28 years old, is currently a Medical Lab Technician and Medical Lab Technology student. Her greatest aspiration is to explore the wonders of the world. Angelique decided to participate in this pageant because she has always wanted to be part of something worthwhile and believes there’s nothing more rewarding than serving her own community. She enjoys traveling, trying out different cuisines, and knowing about different culture. Angelique is proudly representing Olongapo City, Zambales
CANDIDATE #12 REGINA LLORIN
Regina Llorin, 19 years old, is currently a Supervisor at Tim Hortons. Her greatest aspiration is to be compassionate, optimistic, and graceful through all of life’s circumstances. Regina decided to participate in this pageant to exemplify the traits of a true modern Filipina to the diverse community of Manitoba. Regina loves the smell of both petrichor and books. She is proudly representing San Juan City.
CANDIDATE #13 RINA CONSTANTINO
Rina Constantino, 30 years old, is currently a server/bartender. Her greatest aspiration is to put up her own spa or salon. Rina decided to participate in this pageant to open her to new opportunities which would further enhance herself, her talents and further boost her confidence. She also joined to meet new people, to serve in her community and to inspire people to continue in reaching their dreams. Rina loves pole dancing, photoshoots, and Cosplay. She is a dancer by heart and one who adores dog. Rina is proudly representing Mandaluyong City.
CANDIDATE #14 CHARMAINE MORENO
Charmaine Moreno, 26 years old, is currently a Health Care Aide. Her greatest aspiration is to be the best mom she could ever be. Charmaine decided to participate in this pageant to conquer her fear of pageants, and to try to prove that this competition isn’t just a beauty pageant. Charmaine says, “I’m a frustrated ukulele player!” She is proudly representing Malabon City.