Manalang, Guzman are named Marianas’ Next Top Models


The Saipan Unity Lion’s Club named its first pair of Marianas Next Top Model last Sunday in a pageant at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan that also saw the contestants model trash-wear

Mazie Anne Manalang, 16, and Yads Guzman, 17, were named 2018’s Marianas Next Top Models, with Manalang dominating the women’s division and Guzman ruling the male division.

Manalang’s and Guzman’s Trash-to-Class outfits were responsible for a huge chunk of their overall score.

Manalang’s hand-made, mermaid cut, barley sack gown and Guzman’s decorative trash bag jacket won them both the Best in Trash Wear award.

According to Manalang, she designed her dress but creating it was the struggle. Her friends and family banded together and helped her bring her idea to life.

During pageant night, award were also given out for Environmental Top Model, Look of the Year, Face of the Year, Best in Casual Wear, Mr. and Ms. Talent, and Mr. and Ms. Congeniality, Star of the Night, Mr. and Ms. Charity, Mr. and Ms. Photogenic, and Mr. and Ms. Darling of the Press.

The Environmental Top Model award went to Francis Matthew Macaspac and Morzina Khan. The Look of the Year award was given to Ezekiel Quiroz and Janine Deleon Guerrero.

The Face of the Year award was also awarded to Macaspac and Sue Ann Huevos.

Jegier Labao and Huevos were voted Best in Casual Wear for their unique style and presentation of their outfit.

Joshua Magno and Deleon Guerrero dominated the talent portion of the pageant.

Mr. and Ms Congeniality were Neil Camay and Khan for their sportsmanship and for being the friendliest.

The Star of Night award was given to Macaspac and Deleon Guerrero.

The Charity award was given to Tristan Armado and Deleon Guerrero for selling the most number of tickets.

Trisha Rivera and Quiroz were named Mr. and Ms. Photogenic.

The Darling of the Press award was given to Guzman and Naveen Lucenara.

Kimberly Bautista Esmores | Reporter
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