The most awaited search for the next Mr. and Ms. Lyceum 2017 came to its final point when the College of Computer Studies and Engineering (CCSE) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) respective candidates took home the crown at the coronation night held at the Danilo V. Ayap (DVA) Gymnasium, October 6th.
Louie Gabrielle Mallari and Jennshir Tuvera were proclaimed as Mr. and Ms. Lyceum 2017 and left an awed to the audiences and judges, along with the candidates from the other departments who competed to get the titles.
Glenn Marvin Bautista from College of Education (CoEd), and Tiffany Mae Yraola from CCSE were declared as First Runner-ups, followed by Business Management Education (BME) candidate Ricxson Paul Marquez, and CoEd’s candidate Jay Ann Razo as Second Runner-ups.
Mallari won the following special awards: Best in Elemental Wear, and Best in Filipiniana Attire. Tuvera bagged the Best in Bohemian award. On the other hand, Best in Elemental Wear, and Ms. Kislap Skin award were given to Yraola.
Meanwhile, Bautista won the Best in Bohemian, and Razo won the Best in Filipiniana.
The Best in Talent were both awarded to Mallari and Yraola who showcased their talents through an interpretative dance in the talent night, October 4.
TOWARDS THE CROWN
The road to the crown is not easy. They go through a series of screenings and competitions to get the title.
“Second time ko na ‘to, last time, First Runner-up lang ako. Nagulat ako nang tinawag at tinanong ako ni Dean kung gusto ko raw ulit sumali as representative ng department namin… okay lang naman, since last year ko na.” Mallari shared his experiences in joining the competition.
“One month lang ang preparation. Sa talent naman, two weeks lang kaming nag-practice. Masaya ako dahil first kong manalo ng title, lahat nang sinalihan ko laging runner up lang, kalimitan second runner up pa,” he added.
On the other hand, Tuvera also shared her journey in joining the competition.
“At first, I am really in doubt because pageantry is really too far from modelling. In the way you walk, the way you should project is always different,” Tuvera said. “I had adjustments in some ways knowing that this is a competition, not just a runway where after you did your catwalk, it's done and you go and get your pay check.”
Tuvera said that her preparation is just like her daily routine.
“I ate a lot but managed to lose weight at the same time. We did a lot of research and reading articles about how beauty pageant works.”
Mallari and Tuvera both emphasized the importance of confidence and self-trust in winning the competition.
“Lagi lang akong ready sa mga mangyayari, wala akong training dahil busy rin ako. Lahat ng kalaban ko magaling, inisip ko na lang ang department” Mallari said. “Malakas ang loob ko at confident ako para lahat magagawa ko.”
On the other hand, Tuvera stated that she was confident about herself.
“The other thing that made me stand out is that they saw what I am capable of… everything is not just about having a pretty face but also a heart that cares,” she added.