For the third consecutive year, the Miss Silliman crown was won by the candidate of the College of Business Administration, during the coronation night Wednesday at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City, a press release from SU said.
Management junior Aiko Kitane bested 10 other candidates during the pageant. Jollyprim Katriz Mae Sy of the Graduate School was named Miss Cover Girl or first runner-up, and Michelle Lynn Wilkins of the High School Department won the Miss Headline Girl title or second runner-up.
Dallie Guillen of the College of Education and Ellisse Anne Dolleton of the Medical School won as third and fourth runners-up, respectively, the press release said.
This year marked the pageant's 70th year, thus the title “Miss Silliman Sapphire” and the theme “Illuminated by the Paragon of a Sillimanian”. The pageant showcased each candidate's advocacies and commitments to social development, youth and gender empowerment, and environmental conservation.
Miss Silliman is the country's longest and most prestigious campus pageant, which started in 1946 with Patria Obsequio as the first bearer of the crown.
The other candidates in this year's competition are Valerie Durias of the College of Arts and Sciences, Stacey Lu Castor - Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Ailah Jehan Jandog - College of Nursing, Glynese Micole Ikeda - Engineering and Design, Rhobie Ruaya - Mass Communication, and Paula Izzabela Estoy of the Institute of Rehabilitative Sciences, the press release added.*
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