STUNNING and Elegant candidates from the Faculty of Arts and Letters gathered together as the final part of the 2010 Mr. and Ms. Arts and Letters, “Pschent: The search for the Next King and Queen of the Nile” last December 13, 2010 at the Plaza Mayor.
The theme “Pschent” is the sign of the pharaoh’s power over Egypt. It is also the name of the double crown of ancient Egypt which bears two animal signs: An Egyptian Cobra, known as Theuraeus, which means ready to strike and it symbolized the Lower Egyptian goddess Wadjet; and an Egyptian vulture which represents the Upper Egyptian tutelary goddess Nekhbet. These were attached to the front of the Pschent and referred to as the “two ladies”. Then the vulture head was sometimes replaced by a second cobra.
The hosts of the said event were senior communication arts major Mon Gualvez and Deedah Velasquez, and the judges were Arts and Letters professor Mr. Neil Garcia, Mr. Jose Wendel Capili, Ms. Cristina Maralit, Professor Yesun Banal and Mr. Ralph Galan.
The candidates ramped onstage with their own unique Egyptian costume and introduced themselves. This was then followed by showcasing their sports attire, first part of awarding, formal attire modeling, and the second part of awarding.
The first batch of awards is as follows:
Best in Uniform: CM De Castro and Jintana Yantakosol
Best in Casual Wear: Martin Viray and Jintana Yantakosol
Best in Talent: Mr. Noel Sajid Murad and Ms. Maristella Paz del Rosario
Mr. and Ms. Photogenic: mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Arabella Kristine Gloriani
Mr. and Ms. Congeniality: Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Hazel Anne Reyes.
Best in Sports Wear: Mr. Mark Gil Quitoy and Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo
Best in Theme Wear: Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo
Best in Formal Wear: Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo
Peoples Choice Award: Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo
The new King and Queen of the Nile were Mr. Sean Agapito from Journalism and Ms. Jinatana Yantakosol from Legal Management, respectively.
The top five, in no particular order were Mr. Pascal Cruz and Ms. Hazel Anne Reyes from Literature, Mr. Sean Agapito from Journalism, Mr. Mark Gil Quitoy and Ms. Aurece Aubrey Bahal from Political Science, Mr. Carlo Manuel de Castro from Behavioral Science, Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo from Economics, Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo and Ms. Jintana Yantakosolfrom Legal Management and Ms. Arabella Kristine Gloriani from Communication Arts.
The runner-ups were: Mr. Pascal Cruz and Ms. Hazel Anne Reyes from Literature; Mr. Micah Alvin Gimelo from Legal Management and Ms. Ma. Teresa Bilo from Economics, who placed first and second runner-up, respectively. TW
By Nadine Aralar
Photos by Dana Victorio and Jan Nullas
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