Who will be the 2019 Miss Kauai Filipina?
The Kauai Filipino Community Council presents the 61st annual Miss Kauai Filipina Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.
“This year’s pageant is special,” said Charlmaine Bulosan, past president of the KFCC. “The 2019 Miss Kauai Filipina, who represents the Filipino community during her reign, will be representing Kauai at the state pageant that will be held on Kauai later in July.”
Five young Filipina women, four graduating from Kauai High School, and one from Kapaa High School in May, will be vying for the crown currently being worn by Marli Genegabuas, the 2018 Miss Kauai Filipina. The contestants also have an eye toward of the scholarship and gift awards that accompany the crown.
Tiffany Sagucio, Isabel Gampon, Gwyneth Abella, Courtney Teves and Venus Sebastian have already completed the judges’ interview phase of the pageant. Saturday, the contestants go through the swimsuit, talent and, unique to the Miss Kauai Filipina pageant, the terno and best in terno phases.
“This year, we’re featuring the young talent in the community,” said Alan Villaflor, pageant choreographer. “These young entertainers will give the audience a change of pace between the contestant competitive phases.”
The contestants also work to gain special awards including most spirit for ticket sales and ad sales for the program booklet. Other awards include best in terno, best terno speech, swimsuit, most talented, congeniality (voted on by the contestants themselves), and most photogenic.
Tickets, $25, are available from any of the contestants, KFCC members, or at the door.
Proceeds from the ticket sales and program booklet sales are earmarked for KFCC scholarships.