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Exciting Xmas at RWM

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Thaddeus L. Bautista

Heavenly bodies went down the ramp in a sizzling beach scene paving the way for GRAND FIESTA in Resort’s World Manila. The GRAND FIESTA is a six-week Christmas celebration featuring huge sales and countless events like: Von Trapp Family Concert (December 5), Christmas with Chris Botti  (December 6), Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney (December 10 to 31) – Artists from all over the country pay tribute to the King of Philippine roads, Loyal RW Members with points can get to watch The Hobbit absolutely FREE (December 13), Grand Fashion Show Manila (December 13). Log on to the official Resort’s World Manila site  for a complete calendar of events.

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Miss Resort’s World Pageant had one of the hottest swimsuit competitions. The biggest LCD screen in Southeast Asia, had the perfect background of a white sand beach and a lone palm tree with powder blue skies.

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#8 Jade Dy; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: #6 Roxane Jesalva, #8 Jade Dy, #7 Michelle Gavagan and #5 Julian Flores; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: #6 Roxane Jesalva, #8 Jade Dy, #7 Michelle Gavagan and #5 Julian Flores; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

All candidates had swimsuit worthy figures, to say the least. #8 Jade Dy however, was able to use her ramp modeling experience to the hilt. At age 18 (she’s now 22) she was already modeling for the Fashion Watch Quartet at Makati Shang Rila Hotel. It’s the series where the best designers of the country show their collections from Lulu Tan Gan, Alex Bitong, James Reyes, Rhett Eala, , Patrice Diaz, Gian Romano , Cary Santiago, OJ Hofer, Avel Bacudio, Jojie Lloren , Rajo Laurel , Dennis Lustico, Ito Curata and Hindy Weber Tantoco.

#12 Zahara Soriano won Best Swimsuit. Candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#12 Zahara Soriano won Best Swimsuit. Candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Partnering with Miss Resorts World 2012, the Fashion Council of Cebu designed both the swimwear and evening gowns of the candidates. They are: Hajji Godinez, Anthony Romoff, Vania Romoff, Arci Gayatin, OJ Hofer, Yvonne Quisumbing, Philip Tampus, Albert Arriba, Jun Escario, Cary Santiago and their Pesident Philip Y. Rodriguez. For the swimsuit competition there were 5 designers also from this group: Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. PRIMO sang Cant Take My Eyes during swimwear segment.

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #12 Zahara Soriano and #11 Jillean Orbina; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

For the swimsuit competition it was # 12 Zahara Soriano who won the special award BEST in Swimwear. Other special award winners include–Best in Talent: #15 Jo Anne Dagohoy, Ms. Photogenic: #1 Karen Gallman, Darling of the Press: #5 Julian Flores, Social Media Fan Favorite: # 16 Ferina de Paz and Amazing Race Winner: # 7 Michelle Gavagan. No, Michelle Gavagan did not join the actual Amazing Race Phil currently on TV5. There is a special Amazing Race challenge where candidates had to go through the Marriot Hotel, The Remington, Genting Club completing various tasks with the fastest time. Michelle Gavagan who became 1st Runner Up over all won the Amazing Race challenge.  Ferina de Paz earned the most votes from Miss Resort’s World Manila facebook fan page as Social Media fan favorite.

Borgy Manotoc was part of the prestigious panel of judges. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Borgy Manotoc was part of the prestigious panel of judges. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Ms Resort’s World 2012 Alexandra Salmeron and #15 Jo Anne Dagohoy (Best in Talent) ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Ms Resort’s World 2012 Alexandra Salmeron and #15 Jo Anne Dagohoy (Best in Talent) ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Alexandra Salmeron was crowned Miss Resort’s World 2012, needless to say she also looked great in a swimsuit. Followed by 1st Runner Up Michelle Gavagan (Amazing Race Winner), 2nd Runner Up Karen Gallman (Ms. Photogenic), 3rd Runner Up Jillean Orbina, 4th Runner Up Angeli Gomez.

From left: #4 Kaara Tan and #1 Karen Gallman ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #4 Kaara Tan and #1 Karen Gallman ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: RWM VP of Casino Operations Hakan Dagtas, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, 1st Runner Up Michelle Gavagan (Amazing Race Winner), Miss Resorts World 2012 Alexandra Salmeron, 2nd Runner Up Karen Gallman (Ms. Photogenic) and Scribble Works Prods Mng Dir. Tati Fortuna. The top 3 were given their Chanel bags from Milan Station along with getting Genting Star Tourism Academy Scholarships and Resort’s World Entertainment card with P25,000 load. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: RWM VP of Casino Operations Hakan Dagtas, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, 1st Runner Up Michelle Gavagan (Amazing Race Winner), Miss Resorts World 2012 Alexandra Salmeron, 2nd Runner Up Karen Gallman (Ms. Photogenic) and Scribble Works Prods Mng Dir. Tati Fortuna. The top 3 were given their Chanel bags from Milan Station along with getting Genting Star Tourism Academy Scholarships and Resort’s World Entertainment card with P25,000 load. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

The top 3 won the perfect vacation: Miss Resort’s World 2012  P500,000 in cash, 4 days 3 nights on Star Cruise’s Superstar Virgo, 1st Runner Up gets  P300,000 in cash, 4 days 3 nights  on Star Cruise’s Superstar Libra and 2nd Runner up gets P150,000 in cash, One night Cruise Experience in Star Cruise’s Star Pisces. Top 3 will be getting Genting Star Tourism Academy Scholarships, luxurious Chanel bags from Milan Station and Resort’s World Entertainment card with P25,000 load.

#1 Karen Gallman; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#1 Karen Gallman; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

King and I’s Bo Cerrudo serenade the crowd during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

King and I’s Bo Cerrudo serenade the crowd during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Practically all candidates got surprise bonus prizes: Top 5 will be getting an additional all expense paid trip to Resorts World Sentosa. Top 12 will get an all expense paid trip to Resorts World Genting. All candidates received a Resorts World Manila entertainment card with P 10,000 load. All contestants went to Hong Kong for Star Cruise shoot and got to see Hong Kong Disneyland. Everyone can go to Resort’s world and discover something that they’d enjoy doing especially this Christmas season. Log on to the official Resort’s World Manila site for complete list of special events.

#4 Kaara Tan ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#4 Kaara Tan ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

EVENT Sponsors include: VISA, Resort’s World Sentosa, Resort’s World Genting, Star Cruises, Cathy Valencia Skin Care Center, Galderama, Cetaphil, Jing Monis Salon Velvet, STI

All candidates received a Resorts World Manila entertainment card with P10,000 load which they can use for shopping, REPUBLIQ and all establishments at the premiere leisure center in the city. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

All candidates received a Resorts World Manila entertainment card with P10,000 load which they can use for shopping, REPUBLIQ and all establishments at the premiere leisure center in the city. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#3 Gabrielle Runnstrom; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#3 Gabrielle Runnstrom; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

PRIMO sang Cant Take My Eyes during swimwear segment in Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

PRIMO sang Cant Take My Eyes during swimwear segment in Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #18 Angeli Gomez   #19 Phoebe Pataytay; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #18 Angeli Gomez #19 Phoebe Pataytay; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #10 Eleonor Valderrama,  #9 Katarina Maria Casem Martinez; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: #10 Eleonor Valderrama, #9 Katarina Maria Casem Martinez; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#2 Nina Ronda ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

#2 Nina Ronda ; candidates wore swimwear designed by Yvonne Quisumbing, Hajji Godinez for SALMALTO, Philip Tampus, Vania Romoff and OJ Hofer. Photo was taken during Miss Resort’s World Final Runway competition at the New Port Performing Arts Theater Resort’s World Manila last Nov 23, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

 

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