Jannarie Zarzoso of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte bested eight other regional beauties and was crowned the 1st Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020.
The 21-year-old, magna cum laude graduate of Accounting Technology also won the Netizens’ Choice Award and Miss Unique Smile. Apart from the cash prize of P50,000, the same amount was given to her chosen charitable program in her municipality.
“This time I would like to honor my parents. This is me slowly giving back to you for all those years of pouring your hearts and souls just to turn me into the woman I am today. Papa and Mama, thank you for always supporting me 101 percent, I am merely showing the world how great parents both of you are! I promise to make you prouder! I love you both always and forever,” the beauty queen said honoring her parents who are both police officers.
“I’ve been an active volunteer of Protect, Feed, Save, Inc. for seven years now, and I’ve witnessed how the organization changed the lives of street children for their efforts to encourage them to return to school,” said Zarzoso who had formally turned over the P50,000 check to her chosen charity through Cabadbaran City Mayor Judy Amante.
Jasmine Omay, 21, a Business Management and Entrepreneurship graduate of Tarlac City, was named first runner-up while Alyssa May Nicholls, 18, a Senior High School student from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, won 2nd runner-up.
The Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen 2020 pageant, hosted by the Manila Broadcasting Company, was conducted virtually following the cancellation of this year’s Aliwan Fiesta-Grand Festival of Champions and its side event ‘Reyna ng Aliwan’ due to Covid-19. The Coronation Finals was hosted by Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper and was aired live via DZRH News TV.
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Mrs. Model Mom Universe 2020-2021
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane Camus Knof, the reigning Mrs. Model Mom Universe 2020-21, used to return every year to her hometown in Maasin, Southern Leyte, from Florida, USA, where she now resides with her husband John, a retired aircraft engineer. A niece of 1971 Miss International 2nd runner-up Evelyn Camus, Knof, a Medical Technology graduate at Far Eastern University, works as a nurse, medical technologist, and cellulite therapist.
Knof, who won Mrs. Noble Advocacy Queen 2019, was appointed Mrs. Model Mom Universe 2020-21, the second to wear the crown following Claire See of Malaysia. She will fulfill the pageant organization’s platform for charitable cause during her reign.
“I believe in a platform that helps others in need,” said the 53-year-old mother of four, who supports the Badiang Elementary School in Maasin where her mother used to teach. In her growing up years, she was known by the townfolks as the girl who had the habit of sharing whatever things she had, especially food.
Knof, who was born in Leyte and raised in Cebu and Manila, placed 2nd runner-up in Mrs. Abu Dhabi 1997, the first contest she competed in. Knof has sat as judge in several pageants in Dubai, Bahrain, Missouri and Kansas, USA, and the Philippines.
“I want to be remembered as someone who gives a helping hand, even without a beauty title to speak of,” added Knof. The next Mrs. Model Mom Universe pageant, local and international will be held in the last quarter of 2021.
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