Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine
Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park on June 7.
The Independence Day event has drawn close to thousands of Filipino immigrants and Filipino Americans who watch multicultural presentations and musical talents. There are also food and information booths and cultural exhibits. Last year GMA popular actress Marian Rivera and Rafael Rosell were the entertainers from the Philippines who came to Carson. PIDF also donates to the substance abuse campaigns, the Simbang Gabi event of St.Philomena Church and the fundraising efforts to help the typhoon victims of Leyte.
According to Josh Andowitt of GMA Network, the media sponsor of the Philippine Independence Day, the top five candidates of the pageant will be showcased on May 25 at the Carson Community Center. Miss Philippine Independence Day contestants must be naturally born females who have not be married, at least 18-27 and of Filipino descent. Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day contestants must be 18-36 years old and of Filipino ancestry. The contestants will be judged according to how they looked in casual wear and evening gown. They will also compete in the Question and Answer portion. Previous winners of other beauty pageants are eligible to join. There will be special awards of Miss Photogenic, Talent and Congeniality in both categories.
For more information on the beauty pageant, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Riezl at 310.819-5108; Vida- 562.225.8533; Anita -310.505.5967 Lynn – 310.408-1373. (Fe P. Koons)