Miss Cultural World 2017: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity

It was the day when seven candidates competed against each other by performing their special talents and representing their cultures. The judges were ten highly respectable individuals namely, East Grinstead Councilor, Danny Favor; Mister Body Beautiful 2017, Jules Chan; Photographer, Joefrey Gaerlan; Make up Artist, Shahzadi H Lohar; Ronnie Del Barrio, from Lahing Kayumanggi; Ali Hajj, of AA World Travellers and Tours; Jewel Natividad, of Casilleras; Paulo Tressman, of Terry Beauty Salon; Josephine Tulean, and, Sir Michael Rothery, of Knights of Rizal.

This is a competition which aims to promote various cultures in celebration of diversity related to one of TCC’s charity objectives, the preservation of culture, arts and heritage. TCC had at least 7 candidates namely, Janice Suarez – representing Cebu, Philippines, Rachel Araujo and Feliza Vaz, both representing India, Gretchen Fedcheck and Pinky Baido from Mt. Province, Philippines, Kysha Biroczki representing Manila, Philippines and Sisa Senkosi representing Zimbabwe.

Each candidate was required to wear a casual dress and a cultural attire. They also competed against each other with their talent and a question and answer portion asked by the judges. At the end of the show Kysha Biroczki bagged the Ms. Cultural 2017 title, followed by 1st runner up Sisa Senkosi and 2nd runner up Pinky Baido. Ms. Charity and Darling of the crowd went to Pinky Baido, Ms. Talent went to Sisa Senkosi and Ms popularity and Ms. Photogenic went to Feliza Vaz.

The event was also graced by the Wirral group that came all the way from Liverpool which performed an Igorot Dance number during the opening ceremony. TCC Divas Ela Hidalgo, Jo ‘Alexa’ Taag, Manel Sinfield and Grace Quinto gladly performed for the audience before and during the event with the SPMA Best Band of the year 2016 and 2017, D’ Intruders. The candidates were also serenaded by the Janary Carreon whose voice sounds like Martin Nievera. Not only the candidates bagged major prizes but there were also those who won the Raffle major prizes. This event was hosted by no other than two of the famous events hosts in London , Ms. Ela Hidalgo (Singer/Painter/Event Organiser and Columnist) and Mr. Sidney Shepard (TV/Radio Presenter).

This is the 6th year anniversary of TCC. Having been founded in September 21, 2011 and was subsequently registered as a charity in the UK. TCC was founded by Mr. Marben Orfiano who hails from Mankayan, Benguet Province Philppines.TCC is geared towards the relief of poverty, and to assist those in need especially by reasons of ill health and for the public benefit in terms of advancing culture, heritage, and education and to fulfill other purposes, which are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales. It works together to make their cause known, to reach out to other groups and individuals who share its vision.

This is an opportunity to thank the candidates, for without them this event would not have taken place, the judges who helped in deciding who the winners were, the sponsors and donors, without whom this event would not have been successful. To all the volunteers and members of TCC, its trustees and to Starvision Choreographer, Randy Silverio who choreographed all the pageant’s categories, thank you very much, and, are looking forward to see you in Ms. Cultural 2018. On behalf of TCC’s beneficiaries and scholars “ Mabuhay kayong lahat at maraming salamat po!”