The First DC Universe 2015 Pageant

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On the spotlight last August 29 at the events place of Shaw 500 were not the usual beauty pageant contestants who went through rigorous physical enhancements and trainings to get the much coveted crown. Those who competed were actually the ones who are responsible for beautifying and glamorizing the people on the runways, in front of the cameras and on glossies.

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The multi-hyphenate and highly talented Don Cristobal, Fashion Designer, Stylist, Photographer, Events Coordinator of D&C Fashion Studio and the man behind the Miss DC Universe 2015.

The multi talented fashion designer Don Cristobal made this uniquely inspiring feat possible by creating his first DC Universe (Stylists & Make-Up Artists Edition) pageant. It was an event that gave stylists and makeup artists who worked with him the chance to showcase another facet of their artistry, talent, and personality. This time they’re not merely working backstage, but are the ones given recognition, parading and enjoying the cheers and accolades of the adulating crowd!

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Don Cristobal with the winners, DC UNIVERSE 2015 : JAPAN Andrew Jardenil , 1st Runner Up – PUERTO RICO Jovit Sanguyo , 2nd Runner Up – JAMAICA Brian Paycana Patorgo, 3rd Runner Up – VENEZUELA Oliver Bumatay, 4th Runner Up – PHILIPPINES Dhanica Bagasina. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

What I witnessed that evening was not only the usual pageantry (though all the glitz and glamour was there). But what astounded me was the team effort that these people gave despite the competition. Their stories behind the planning, rigorous preparation and the friendships that they shared was amazing. They are not some of the usual haughty divas of the usual beauty contests, but hard working artists who collaborated to create a celebration of their diverse talents and true selves. They showcased more than what the strokes of their makeup brushes and stylistic hands can do with the help of Mr.Cristobal who was undoubtedly their inspiration for his achievements through his artistry and professionalism.
It is quite amusing to note too that several candidates admitted that they were first timers and don’t dress as females. But on that night they gamely transformed themselves into beauties with brains and impressively stood out during the competition like Miss Japan ( Andrew Jardenil ) who won the judges’ vote, and ultimately took home the first ever Miss DC Universe 2015 title.

Truly that evening radiated with a different kind of energy and ambiance. Despite the tough competition, the affair was brimming with fun, camaraderie, togetherness and gratitude.

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Best in National Costume ( clockwise from upper left) 1. Philippines – Dhanica Bagasina 2. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay 3. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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Fascinating National Costumes during the opening and introduction of candidates . ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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Special awards given to lucky contestants who wowed the crowd together with talented hosts Kirt Mercado and Babymariel Santos . ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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Performing in their casual wear. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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During the long gown competition. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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The top five that stood out among the lovely candidates. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

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Top: Miss Japan Andrew Jardenil crowned by Miss Philippines Earth- Fire 2015 Bence Bianzon with celebrity stylist Harold Cabrera and DC Universe founder Don Cristobal . Below: DC Universe 2015 and the runners up. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

MORE PHOTOS: ( From the files of Don Cristobal )

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The elusive DC Universe 2015 crown.

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The Parade of Nations.

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Some of the candidates showing their multi talented facets at the Talent night in Trez Pass Resto Lounge.

MORE PHOTOS:

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Yours truly with the admirable Don Cristobal and guest judge Miss Philippines- Fire 2015 Bience Bianzon.

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With celebrity stylist Harold Cabrera.

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Thick and thin round specs for the night. Another photo with the stylistic Harold C. ( photo courtesy of Joey Manalaysay Robles)

DC UNIVERSE 2015 (Stylists & Make-Up Artists Edition) List of Winners :
DC UNIVERSE 2015 : JAPAN Andrew Jardenil
1st Runner Up – PUERTO RICO Jovit Sanguyo
2nd Runner Up – JAMAICA Brian Paycana Patorgo
3rd Runner Up – VENEZUELA Oliver Bumatay
4th Runner Up – PHILIPPINES Dhanica Bagasina
Best in National Costume
1. Philippines – Dhanica Bagasina
2. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
3. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
Best in Swimsuit
1. Jamaica – Brian Patorgo
2. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
3. Philippines – Dhanica Bagasina
Best in Long Gown
1. Jamaica – Brian Patorgo
2. Philippines – Dhanica Bagasina
3. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
Best in Talent
1. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
2. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
3. Thailand – Erico Tiongson
Ms. Friendship
Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
Darling of the Crowd
1. USA – Nestor Nazareno
2. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
3. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
Ms. Photogenic
Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
Runners Up
India – Emerson Viel Labay
Trinidad & Tobago – Darwin Siรฑel
Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
Jamaica – Brian Patorgo
Peoples Choice Award
1. Japan – Andrew Jardenil
2. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
3. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
FB Choice Award
1. Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo
2. Venezuela – Oliver Bumatay
3. Philippines – Dhanica Bagasina
Ms. Eyelash Diva
Japan – Andrew Jardenil
Ms. Prestige International
Jamaica -Brian Patorgo
Ms. Javalogy
Japan – Andrew Jardenil
Ms. Trezpass
Puerto Rico – Jovit Sanguyo

Don Cristobal facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/dondoncristobal?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/doncristobalphotography?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008781062846&fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Cristobal-Styling-Photography/537277729629099?fref=ts
D&C Fashion Studio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DC-Fashion-Studio/233308696767650?pnref=lhc

Photographer Jopey Robles facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yeojrobles?fref=ts

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