By Ric Obedencio | 02:37 PM September 27, 2023
After a hiatus of about four years, Jagna town has finally chosen its queen this year. And she’s none other than Elah Merari Lagrido as Miss Jagna 2023 in a glittering and glamorous grand coronation night, September 26 2023.
Lagrido, who well represented cluster 10 of hinterland barangays Boctol, Calabacita and Mayana, bested 11 other hopefuls. She also reaped special awards: Skin Beauty District Face of the Night; Miss Bohol Elite Vehicle Rental; Miss Bohol Bee Farm; and Miss Smile Savers Dental Clinic, according to the facebook post of Miss Jagna 2023.
Completing her royal court are Marife Gasing (cluster 5), as 1st runner-up; Avery Majella Galagar (cluster 2), second RU; Zhanjie Chin Canada (cluster 4), 3rd RU; and Marion Viñalon (cluster 12), 4th RU.
Zhanjie Chin Canada grabbed the most-coveted Darling of the Press as she also added the following awards to her cap: Miss Charm, Best in Production Number, Miss Smile Saviors Dental Clinic, Miss SMCT Bajaj and Miss Jagna Palmolive Gandang Natural.
Other bets for the Miss Jagna 2023 are the following: CLUSTER 1 (Alejawan, Naatang, Tubod Mar) – Shian Erikha Bajao; CLUSTER 2 (Larapan, Nausok, Pangdan)- Majella Averey Galagar; CLUSTER 3 (Pagina, Poblacion, Tejero) -Leah Carmel Mendez; CLUSTER 6 (Bunga Ilaya, Kinagbaan, Laca) -Mia May Acebes; CLUSTER 7 (Balili, Buyog, Malbog)- Mary Ariza Jane Balaba;; CLUSTER 8 (Canjulao, Cantuyoc, Looc) France Nicole Jimenez; CLUSTER 9 (Can-ipol, Odiong, Tubod Monte)- Sheila Christine Sedavia; and CLUSTER 11 (Cabungaan, Cambugason, Lonoy) – Jessa Madera.
When it comes to beauty and brain, Jagnaanons may not be put aside. Jagna beauties who grabbed the prestigious Miss Bohol titles were Tiffany Yap in 1990; Racelle Adlaon in 1991; Celevel Ranoco 1992; Fatima Liora Lloren Rana in 2003; and Idy Caseñas Cagas (Pundok Jagnaanon) in 2012, according to Leo Udtohan, a correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and stringer of the GMA 7. (rvo)