THE Queen of Drag 2022 Pageant was a huge hit and a success!
Shine Vizcarra competed against 10 other contestants to vie for the crown in the contest held at the Grand Ballroom of Saipan World Resort on February 5, 2022.
Vizcarra is a hairstylist at Gene’s Hair and Beauty Salon.
The pageant, which featured fantasy costume, lingerie wear, lip-sync and evening dress contests, was organized by Bayani or Heroes Association to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Vizcarra also won Bench Legaspi’s Best in Lingerie, Best in Talent, Best in Evening Gown Designer’s Choice Award and placed second in Fantasy Costume.
The 1st runner-up crown went to Patrick who also won the Miss Photogenic and Best in Fantasy Costume awards.
The second runner-up was Joan, who was also named Miss Congeniality.
The third runner-up was Noelle, who was also a co-winner of the Best in Fantasy Costume Award.
The fourth finalist was Cecille who also received the Bayani Charity Award.
Rica won the Best in Hair and Make Up Award while Nestea received the Fan Favorite Award.
The other competitors were Sunshine, Christian, Kristala and Aileen.
The judges for the competition were IT&E Executive Director of Client Operations Rob Harrel, Miss Northern Marianas Earth 2020 Maria Lael Terlaje, Miss Northern Marianas 2021 Savannah Lyn Delos Santos, Tan Siu Lin Foundation Executive Director Merlie Tolentino and Miss Marianas 2015 1st runner-up Dana Manglona.
The official tabulators of the Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants were headed by Irene Santiago, assisted by Lois Maneses and Maricris Bucalig.
The guest performers for the event were Saipan Music & Dance Studio, Bernice Shane Sabino and Juliet Inocencio.
Sponsors and Donors
The 2022 Queen of Drag Contest was made possible by generous sponsors and donors including IT&E, TSL Foundation, Kalayaan Inc., Bud Light, T-Project, JC Marketing, Island Touch by Philip, Julieta Cunanan of D’Elegance Café & Restaurant, Lyn Reyes of Sapphire Enterprises, Mila Pellegrino of Saipan Ice & Water Co. Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy & Armela Ham of Barny’s Pizza, PHI Pharmacy, Hardt Eye Clinic, Alexander Johanson & Liang Jiaxin of Saipan Studio, Island Flowers & Novelties, Khaiceels Savy Bags by Reza, Pena House Boutique, Saipan Music & Dance Studio, Gen Bahatan, Jennifer Bahatan, Gold’s Gym, Cosmo Lord Gementiza, House of Beautiful Creations by Bench Legaspi, Ying’s Tailor Shop, Alma Ortega, Cecile Obaldo of Blue Haus, Christine Cunanan Reyes of Genoveva’s Hair Power, Christopher Cunanan, Ellen Delos Santos of No Ka Oi & Relox Bar, JNL Corp. & Savory Bistro Café, Mr. & Mrs. Bong & Malou Malasarte of Armatech Corp., Mr. & Mrs. Freddie & Lea Cataluna of Five Star Builder, CNMI Global Logistics, Hyacinth Creation by Margie, Mr. & Mrs. Noel & Fely Rotairo, Abby Whang from MGW Professional Services, Andrea Cunanan Sablan, Angel Lastimado from Puerto Rico Bento Restaurant, Annabel Tudela, Bong Lagrazon, Chit Matias & Family, Dandy Gagui, Edwin Maratas from 9 Eleven Resto Bar, Ellen Bautista, Glenn Villadelrey, Jefferson Santos, Jhun & Ladyvir Canape & Family, Joel Chin, Marissa Mafnas, Mr. & Mrs. James & Flordeliza Pickett, Mr. & Mrs. Jessie & Mylyn Palacios, Mr. & Mrs. Perlie & June Hinolan, Mr. & Mrs. Reynaldo and Virginia Villamor, Ms. Nikki Bilo, Noemi Gorospe, Numbers International, Regina Kautz of Kautz Glass, Riza Ramos, RNV Construction, Ruby Jacinto, Shane Ghrey, Sophia Althea Gold Jewelry, Traders Insurance, Chow Time, Christine Lopez, Edmin Elayda and Mildred Pabilando, Lalaine Felipe, Marie Javier of SM Mart, Mommyla Enterprises, Micronesian Renewable Energy Inc, Mr. and Mrs. Ness and Leony Mendoza, Mr. Val Bolivar, MGA Business, National Office Supplies, Seaside Mart, and SuperTech.
Competition director and choreographer par excellence Ernie Molina conceptualized and directed the show while the event’s mistress of ceremonies was Annamae Adaza.
“There was overwhelming love and support from the community,” Adaza said. “A warm thank you to all the sponsors! We couldn’t have done it without your help.
Part of the proceeds from the competition will be donated by the Bayani Association to the victims of Typhoon Rai/Odette in the Philippines and to the victims of the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.