COME pageant on Oct. 28, 54 lovely candidates will compete for the first ever Binibining Cebu crown. Let’s get to know more of the ladies wearing the sashes of Carcar City and Barili, respectively: Katrina Ann Porter and Charissa Claire Tabar.
Katrina Ann Porter
Town/City: Carcar City
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, working out, participating in outreach activities.
Job: Sales Executive for Rockwell Land Corporation under the Arton
KATRINA Ann Porter’s mother Michelle Blardony, Binibining Pilipinas 1989 first runner-up, encouraged Katrina to join Binibining Cebu.
As a young girl, she remembers going over her mother’s albums and looking at her trophy, dreaming that one day she would achieve the same.
Porter is now closer to her dream as becomes the official candidate for Carcar City in the Binibining Cebu pageant.
“Not only is Carcar filled with lovely people and scrumptious food,it is also the home to many historical buildings, monuments and churches built during the Spanish and American colonization,” she said.
Carcar City has Kabakbakan Festival, which honors St. Catherine of Alexandria and presents glimpses of culture of different periods of the town’s history.
The city is famous for its chicharon or pork rind.
Charissa Claire Tabar
Hobbies/Interests: swimming, going to malls, modelling, and traveling
School: Tourism Management at University of San Carlos Talamban Campus
Titles: Miss USC Intramurals 2015 and Miss CESAFI 2017
EVEN if Charissa Claire Tabar didn’t win a title in the first pageant she joined, she’s not giving up on her ambition and is now part of Binibining Cebu.
Tabar is the official candidate of Barili, a town located in southwestern part of Cebu.
Barili is known for its Mantayupan falls and Milky Way Station.
“Barili has historical houses, which have been preserved for tourists to appreciate,” she added.