The coveted Miss Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation 2018 crown went to Immanuelle Espiritu of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), Feb. 15, in a talent-laden and what the judges commented “was an impressive production,” ending a nearly one-decade hiatus for her department.
It was Espiritu’s take on the question, “In one sentence, how will you share the MSEUF’s Legacy of Excellence to the community?” that secured her the title as the new Miss MSEUF.
“I will embody excellence by doing my best, giving my heart out, and giving in everything that I have in everything that I do in the name of the university”, she answered with conviction, that cinched the crown for her in a unanimous decision of the panel of judges.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Laiza Orfanel placed first runner-up and also bagged the Best in Intro Costume and Best in Modern Baro’t Saya while the College of Business and Accountancy’s Nicole Mendoza and the College of Engineering’s Camille Buluran finished second and third runners-up, respectively.
Among the 12 candidates, the College of Criminology and Law Enforcement’s representative Azel Doñasales was first to win the minor awards, Most Photogenic and Best in Talent, making her an early favorite for the title.
B/Gen. Ernesto Ravina Jr., deputy commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Southern Luzon Command, chaired the panel of judges. The other judges were Lorna Legaspi, Ms. Asia Pacific International ’89, business couple Zarina and Reiichi Naruko, businessperson Roger Maningas, publicity director of Canada’s Queen of the World beauty contest in Dusseldorf, Germany and host of the annual Miss Philippines Canada beauty pageant Bal Yujuico, Jr. and clinical nurse specialist-researcher at the University of California-San Diego Naomi Saboura.
Director of the show was mass communication professor Celso Jaballa. Mass communication majors served as scriptwriters, lights and set designers and production staff.