THE search is on for the woman with a passion for the ocean to represent the Philippines in Miss Scuba International 2014.
With the mission “Saving Oceans through Beauty,” the pageant aims to to celebrate the inner beauty and courage of today’s modern women, as well as advocates marine conservation and safe diving practices.
Miss Scuba Philippines Christine Paula Love Bernasor, who won as Miss Scuba International 1st runner up last year, said that after her win, she focused on marine conservation and supported several inspiring ocean conservation programs. Bernasor, during a media briefing last June 19, said she and fellow candidates held many activities such as underwater and beach clean-ups and charity visits.
Miss Scuba International founder Robert Lo hopes the pageant will enable more people to understand how fragile the oceans are and how they can make a big difference by protecting them. Pacific Cebu Resort acting hotel manager Reynold Belandres added that “this one-of-a-kind pageant” also aims to elevate international tourism and cultural appreciation.
The winning delegate of the Miss Scuba International competition, which was founded in 2011, will undertake a year of ocean conservation campaigns to educate and inspire the public to do their best to safeguard the oceans.
This year’s Miss Scuba Philippines pageant will be held on September 26 at Pacific Cebu Resort, which is managed by SAV Hospitality. The winner will represent the Philippines in the international pageant in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on Nov. 28.
Casting will be held in Cebu and Manila. A contestant must be between 18 to 28 years old at the date of the international pageant and standing at 5’4”. She must also be a certified diver and is keen and motivated to promote marine conservation and scuba diving. Screening is until Aug. 5.
Check out the pageant’s official Facebook page Miss Scuba Philippines for more details. (Bernadette Abangan and Marymil Cabrera, USJ-R Mass Comm Interns)