Shown are Mutya It Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2012 gorgeous candidates in swimsuit pre-pageant competition held in Boracay Garden Resort, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Mutya Balyn dela Cruz-Castro won the Best in Swimsuit award and Lakan Ramon Alexis Melgar Daguno won the Best In Swimwear. (BRZ photo)
The Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (KASAFI) in cooperation with the LGU Kalibo presented the 32 lovely and charming ladies and adorable men who are the candidates to the "Mutya and Lakan" of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2012.
The Mutya and Lakan hopefuls are mostly of indigenous beauties, some are with foreign blood, and are teenagers. Some are above 20 years old. Accompanied by their immediate family members, they posed before the Kalibo LGU officials at the Kalibo Municipal Building. Dressed in white T-shirt and denim pants, Mr. Albert Meñez, KASAFI chairman presented them to the public.
A Fil-Lebanese Daisy Batch, 16 is among the 16 candidates for Mutya it Kalibo Ati-Atihan. The other 15 are: Fil-Am Amanda Pilcher, 15; Fil-French Olive Absalon, 16; Ma. A-Rose Olive Joy Martinez, 18; Alea Kane Macavinta, 17; Balyn Castro, 16; Erika Evangelista, 19; Cherry Belle Dioso, 18; Therese Lachica, 18; Ivy Rose Vidal, 22; Jeso Solidum, 20; Krisna-K R. Marcelino, 19; Marifel Melgarejo, 16; Flor Zorayda Reyes, 20; Liezel Dumaguin, 20; and Arrah Julia Dela Cruz, 16.
The Lakan candidates consist of Don Amiel Rogan, 19; Frederick Austin Arguelles, 19; Jowel Magalit, 15; Elvin Tiel, 19; Leonard Lachica, 24; Janzen Jontilano, 18 Keisler Quintos, 22; Benedict John Romero, 22; Christian Roldan, 20; Ramon Alexis Daguno, 22; Filomar Conanan, 18; Shem Regalado, 25; Nixon Igtanloc, 18; Patrick Reyes, 20; Jan Erickson Meñez, 21, and Ken Cahilig, 17.
These 32 young ladies and gentlemen will show their beauty, charm, and fitness in a grand coronation night to be held on January 6, 2012 at ABL Sports and Cultural Center, Kalibo. /MP