21 Feb 2018
STELLAR MARIANAS — With a golden star emblazoning the stage this Saturday, eight lovely and extraordinary young women are all set to compete in the 2018 Miss Marianas Pageant from 6pm to 10pm in Hibiscus Hall at the Fiesta Resort & Spa.
Stellar Marianas, the islands’ nonprofit pageant and talent group, announced Tuesday that tickets are already sold out and none will be available at the door.
“We are expecting 400 guests to pack the ballroom this Saturday and we are grateful for the strong support we’ve gotten from our contestants, families, friends, volunteers and our title and main sponsors,” said president Laila Y. Boyer.
2018 Miss Marianas Contestants Eden Conner, Jaiden McPhetres Santos, Cris Nhoel Obaldo, Kaysha Aguon Cruz, Leisha Mendiola Deleon Guerrero, Chloe Parrone Salvosa, Maricris Zapanta and Celine Concepcion Cabrera spent the day going through full dress rehearsal Monday, honing their presentation and putting the final touches on the sold-out show.
“We have all worked hard for the past few months as this is really the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance for our young women to represent our islands to the best of their abilities, become active community advocates and help promote our islands’ hospitality and tourism industry,” said Stellar Marianas National Director Ping Deleon Guerrero.
Tinian talents Isa and Cielo Long will be the first guest stars, while Nate Ada and Myla Capilitan are performing a lovely duet serenade. Kevin Razon and team are going for an energetic intermission number and the award-winning MHS Rhythm and Harmony Glee Club close out the special guest appearances.
The 2018 Miss Marianas Pageant Title Sponsors are the Marianas Visitors Authority, Triple J Motors, Northern Marianas College and Marianas Variety.
The Marianas Visitors Authority donated $5,000 and arranged travel opportunities for the 2018 Miss Marianas to help promote the CNMI abroad along with a variety of local events and activities.
“The Marianas Visitors Authority is pleased to support this year’s Miss Marianas pageant and the forthcoming winner, who will be our beauty queen ambassador to the world. We welcome the opportunity to have Miss Marianas at the finish line for all our sports tourism events, beginning with the Saipan Marathon on Mar. 10. We also look forward to inviting her to our trade shows and other events overseas where we promote the beauty of The Marianas,” said MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion.
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands joined in for the first time this year, donating $1,500 for the international competition.
“HANMI is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Miss Marianas pageant, bringing together young women of our community for a chance to become ambassadors for the islands. One of the traits visitors notice about our people is our friendliness, and we look forward to the opportunity this year’s Miss Marianas will have to take our island hospitality and friendliness to a worldwide stage. We wish all of this year’s contestants the best,” said HANMI Chairwoman Gloria Cavanagh.
To attend all those events, she will be driving a brand new 2018 Hyundai Elantra from Triple J Motors and will be keeping in touch on a brand new cell phone with a year of unlimited service and data from IT&E.
TRESemme’ from Dickerson & Quinn International Distributors will be awarding $1,000 cash to the queen and Northern Marianas College is providing a one year scholarship to further her studies.
“These young women are ambassadors of the CNMI,” said Northern Marianas College President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “We want to support their academic and professional growth by providing this opportunity to earn their college degrees as they represent the CNMI to the world.”
“We have no doubt that all of the contestants will go on to be accomplished women who will make a positive impact on our local community,” added Fernandez. “Northern Marianas College is proud to be a part of their journey as they pursue their higher education goals.”
The new queen will also receive a one year membership and Personal Trainer sessions at Gold’s Gym Saipan from Marianas Fitness Ltd, a one year subscription to Marianas Variety News & Views, a Coach Bag from Pacifica Insurance, gifts from T Galleria, Tribe Marianas, McDonald’s Saipan, Making Memories, The Shack, and Pena House Boutique.
The main sponsors are IT&E, T-Galleria, Tan Holdings, TRESemme’, Tan Siu Li Foundation, Pena House Boutique, Iridescent Boutique, Pacifica Insurance, Gold’s Gym Saipan, The Shack, Island Touch, McDonald’s, the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Lady Diann Torres Foundation, Tribe Marianas and Daisuke Yanai Photography.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/stellarmarianas.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102399-miss-marianas-pageant-sells-out-tickets