Next Top Model pageant this weekend


The wait for the CNMI’s next top model ends this Sunday at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, with the 16 contestants showcasing their outfits, talents, and wit this Sunday at the Hibiscus Hall.

The highlight of the pageant will be the Trash-to-Class segment where the contestants will show off their handmade outfits made solely of recyclables.

The pageant will also have sportswear, formal wear, a talent portion, and more.

The candidates have been preparing for coronation night since February and have even undergone some pre-pageant activities to introduce them to the community.

As part of the pageant’s aim to spread environmental conservation awareness, they were also required to participate in conservation seminars with the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality. It is expected that the 16 candidates will incorporate what they learned at the seminar in their outfits.

The 2018 Next Top Model contestants are Naveen Lucenara, 14; Trisha Jindra Rivera, 13; Ma. Valerie Cadawan, 18; Sue Ann Huevos, 15; Mazie Anne Manalang, 16; Janine Magbanua Deleon Guerrero, 13; Labao Jeggier, 17; Neil Camay, 16; Yads DeGuzman, 17; Joshua Magno, 18; Salvani Darl Gio, 17; Tristan Joshua Amado, 18; Macrino Carreon, 16; Francis Matthew Macaspac, 18; and Ezekiel Quiroz, 18.

Tickets have been available since March 10 and range from $10 to $20, depending on the seating.

For those interested in buying a ticket to the pageant, contact Sharmaine Casquero at 233-2643 or Alice Barbo through the Saipan Unity Lion’s Club Facebook page.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at

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