ROXAS CITY – The lovely Lin-ay sang Negros, Candidate No. 8 – Vicky Marie Milagrosa Rushton was crowned as the Miss Western Visayas Tourism, besting nine other beauties from Region VI held at the Capiz Gym, Villarel Statuim Roxas City last Dec. 5, 2009 as one of the highlights of Western Visayas 2009 Tourism Assembly. Rushton also bagged the major awards such as Miss Festival Costume, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown.
The gorgeous Natalie Grace Roberts (Candidate No. 6), Miss Dinagyang 2009, bagged 1st runner up and proved that she got beauty and brains by winning the Best in Interview award.
Mutya sang Sinadya sa Halaran, Candidate No. 1 – Jacqueline Kimpo proved that she possessed the most beautiful smile by winning the Miss Photogenic Award.
Other contestants of the said pageant were: Candidate No. 3 – Ronelie Pador, Miss Ati-atihan of Aklan; Candidate No. 2 – Ruby Claire L. Lopez, Miss Binanog Festival of the Municipality of Lambunao, Iloilo; Candidate No. 9 – Mary Anne Petrola, Miss Manggahan Festival of Guimaras; Candidate No. 7 – Denzel Jodi Dagumampan, Miss Binirayan Festival of Antique; and Candidate No. 4 – Ann Rency Custodio, Miss Paraw Regatta of Iloilo City.
(WVTA/Sinadya sa Halaran ’09 Publicity and Promotions Committee)