Dancing is the most popular talent of candidates for this Sunday’s 2014 Little Miss Pusong Pinoy set at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort.
In a list provided by United Filipino Organization president Annamae Adaza, 11 out of the 21 contestants will be dancing, while eight will be singing. Only Ariel Allyssa Legaspi has opted for a talent other than singing or dancing, as the 7-year-old Green Meadow School student will be doing declamation.
The 11 contestants who chose to dance on stage come Feb. 16 are Claire Elaiza Barrozo, Chyla Geremy T. Aquino, Trisha Joyce McCarthy, Angel Lou D. Buensalido, Francine Joy Ebuen, Ramona Camacho, Tricia Mae V. Faustino, Donna Rose U. Santiago, Alyrose B. Santos, Charice T. Silvano, and Shanna Mae Villaluz.
The eight participants who will be singing during the talent portion of the 2014 Little Miss Pusong Pinoy are Jane Nicole Mozunder, Queen Anne H. Rectitud, Angelica May A. Aquino, Lyssa Rae P. Steele, Angela Marie B. Maratas, Shaina Heart A. Dimalanta, Juliet D. Inocencio, and Jasmin Asia P. Pinili.
Sponsored by Docomo Pacific and LBC Mabuhay, the beauty pageant is for girls 6-9 years old with at least one parent who is 100 percent Filipino. It starts at 6pm.
The 20 candidates for the 2014 Little Miss Pusong Pinoy will compete for eight special awards: Miss Photogenic, Miss Friendship, Darling of the Crowd, Star of the Night, LBC’s Best in Smile, Docomo’s Spirit Award, Best in Talent, and Best in Evening Gown.
The grand prize winner will receive $800; first runner-up, $500; second runner-up, $300; third runner-up, $100; and fourth runner-up, $100. Non-winners will be presented with consolation cash prizes, certificates of participation, and gift packs from Natasha Service Center.
Guest performers include 2013 CNMI Got Talent competition grand prize winner Bernice Shane Sabino, her brother Gio, and dancing siblings Jiro and Jea Montenejo of the Saipan Music & Dance Studio.
Adaza said UFO will be assessing a $1 entrance fee for the 2014 Little Miss Pusong Pinoy, which entitles ticket-holders to join a raffle. She assured that everyone will go home with a prize from the raffle.
For more information on the 2014 Little Miss Pusong Pinoy, call Adaza at 483-5237, Mario Mayuga at 285-1021, event director Ernie Molina at 789-8212, or Ester Sablan at 789-5553.