Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen launches the vote for the “choice of Internet users”; 2 wildcard candidates break the official list
MAKATI CITY, Philippines — The Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen’s 2021 search marks a big day for the 12 finalists on September 11th. Not only will the first online segment air today, but the online survey will also begin on the same day.
Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen, a virtual celebration of Filipino beauty and Filipino culture, is once again hosted by the Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC) this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed its annual celebration of Reyna ng Aliwan on the sidelines due to government-imposed restrictions on physical activities and mass gatherings.
MBC President Ruperto Nicdao Jr. explained that the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen is a separate entity from the Reyna ng Aliwan competition.
The 12 finalists in this year’s competition will compete in different competitions spanning five weeks. Two generic delegates have been appointed to replace those who have withdrawn from the virtual competition.
Most recently Angeli Gabrielle Therese Estrada from Puerto Princesa City replaced Krishia Mae Abad from Tarlac City. Earlier, Keith Arboleda of Echague, Isabela, replaced Dean Dianne Balogal of Baguio City
MBC also launched the official survey launch for the Netizens’ Choice Award on September 11.
The public is invited to visit the DZRH website to vote. Only one vote per candidate will be accepted each day for each registered account. Votes will be accepted until October 3.
On September 11, delegates will feature their venue’s delicacy, product or festival in the “Pride of Place” segment. On September 18, they will participate in the “Talents and skills” competition.
On September 25, the finalists will present their respective community projects, involvement and dreams in the “Queens for a Cause” segment.
On October 2, the 12 delegates will participate in the evening dress competition and answer questions from a panel of jurors for the question-and-answer portion.
The Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2021 will be crowned on October 9. She will win P 50,000, and the same amount will also go to her chosen charity program in her city or town.
MBC’s list of beauty ambassadors from the Reyna ng Aliwan pageant includes women who have ultimately made their own mark on the national and international stage, including 2018 Miss International first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo, 2014 Miss Earth Jamie Herrell, 2014 Miss Tourism International Angeli Dione Gomez, Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla and Miss Asia Pacific International Sharifa Areef 2018 Mohammad Omar Akeel.
Last year, the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen competition crowned law student Jannarie Zarzoso.
All phases of the competition, including the awards and coronation evening, will be available on Aliwan Fiesta’s Facebook page and on MBC’s various digital platforms. Watch the streaming every Saturday at 7 p.m.
The coronation ceremonies on October 9 will also be broadcast on DZRH TV.