Beauties Unite for RUNWAY FOR HOPE 2012 – a Fashion Charity Gala.
Beauties Unite for RUNWAY FOR HOPE 2012, a Fashion Charity Gala held last Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Gateway Suites, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City.
The Fashion Charity Gala features the collection of some of the country’s top and upcoming designers such as Johnny Abam Edwin uy, Veejay Floresca, Dave Ocampo, Kim Gan, Lean Mendoza, Poi Subijano, Joel Acebuche, Chich Estiva and Mitch Membrere.
The fabulous collections was modeled by the country’s top beauty queens Shamcey Supsup (Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up), Venus Raj (Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner Up), Jennifer Barrientos (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2008), MJ Lastimosa (Bb. Pilipinas 2011 2nd Runner Up0, Joy Castillo (Mrs. Universe Philippines 2012), and other Bb. Pilipinas Beauties, Reina Mae Maerina, Rhoane Aguilar, Patricia Ejercitado, Fer Mary Baliguig. Other beauties who also graced the event included Ayelee Dasalla (Miss Humanity International 210 2nd Runner Up), Joy Marie Gangan (Best Model of the World Philippines 2012), Rei Ocampo (Miss Casino Filipino 2011), Margaret Llavor, Elizabeth Alindongan, Krystal Alonday and Camille Lazar.
Highlights of the show are the participation of the 5 reigning Bb. Pilipinas Winners of 2012, Janine Mari Tugonon (Miss Universe Philippines), Nicole Schmitz (Bb. Pilipinas International), Katrina Dimaranan (Bb. Pilipinas Tourism), Elaine Kay Moll (Miss Supranational 2012 3rd Runner Up) and Ali Forbes (Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner Up) who gracefully glided the ramp in their exquisite CUMBIA Gowns.
“We are very much grateful for the outpouring of support from our fellow beauty queens as well as to our designer friends who took the time out from their hectic schedule to share their talent and time to participate in this very noble endeavors.” Says Diane Necio (Bb. Pilipinas International 2011 and Executive Producer of Runway for Hope 2012.)
“We do also hope that this will become an annual charity event in the future, it is our way of paying back and sharing our blessing to our less fortunate countrymen, which is one valuable lessons that our mentor Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta, BPCI Chair inculcated to all of us.” Says Czarina Gatbonton (Bb. Pilipinas World 2012 and Project Head of runway for Hope 2012.)
Major beneficiaries for Runway for Hope 2012 is Child Hauz, a temporary shelter for indigent patients from different provinces who have cancer or other dreaded diseases and have no place to stay in Metro Manila while undergoing medical evaluation or treatment.
It provides free room and board to its residents. CHILD HAUS is run along the principles of hospice and promotes the concept of holistic healing through its various programs, services and activities.
RUNWAY FOR HOPE 21012 is presented by Gateway Suites, CIBO, Araneta Center, Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc., CUMBIA FASHION, Ace Water Spa, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., and David Salon. Other Sponsors are; Daisy Papaya Sopa, KB Gluta, Cheo Plus, RCBC, Power Models Agency, Tresemme, RR Photo Booth and Big Tummy, with generous assistance from Mr. Richard Hinola and Marivic Marcham.
RUNWAY FOR HOME 2012 is directed by one of the country’s Ace Event and Pageant Director Mr. john Edward de la Vega with creative assistance from Mr. Jojo Mangalino and Mr. Francis Calubaquib.
Congratulations to the RUNWAY FOR HOPE 2012 team!!