The College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) savored a back-to-back victory as Kate Ann Pagsuguiron sealed the crown while Macky Delgado from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) finally brought home the title on his second try in the recently concluded Mr and Ms University of Antique (UA) 2021, which aired via delayed telecast on UA Facebook page on November 10, 10pm.
Mr. and Ms. UA has traditionally been the highlight of every HUGYAW event, and this year, the pageant was revived after a year off due to the pandemic, through adapting the new norm in pageantry where all categories are pre-taped.
“Amidst the pandemic, I think it is really important that we should celebrate activities like pageant because hugyaw is not just about pageantry but a celebration of how UA was able to come up with the activities that could add up to the success of the university,” Pagsuguiron replied when asked about the relevance of pursuing the HUGYAW.
Moreover, Pagsuguiron also took home three minor awards including Best in Production Number, Swimwear, and Interview.
Meanwhile, Delgado of CAS bagged the Mr. Photogenic award.
“This is my second time joining this competition, and I have experienced a lot with people; with the presence of the audience and no audience as well. Every year, I get to meet new people and it’s truly amazing,” Delgado said.
This year’s pageant was quite more challenging as the candidates had to do their own makeup in order to limit the close contact with people.
There was also a surprise when the final question came from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Furthermore, Hans Christian Magsipoc and Cristyl Kate Esclabanan from the College of Technology (COT) bagged the second runner-up, while Kevin Ryan Condes from the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) and Trixie Kate Boston from the College of Teacher Education (CTE) finished as first runners-up.
RSCS introduces new title: Ms. and Mr. Hugyaw 2021
With a new title introduced in this year’s pageant, UA Hamtic Campus (UAHC) representative Jed Bruce Cabanal finally got a crown and Angelica Yap Lotilla from the CEA as Mr. and Ms. Hugyaw 2021, respectively.
“I am very much happy that I was crowned as Mr. Hugyaw 2021, with this I am very thankful to my support system, my family, friends, UAHC faculty and staff as well as its RSCS,” Cabanal expressed.
Also, Cabanal stated that upon winning he is encouraging everyone to be vaccinated as it is one essential step for UA to have face to face classes again.
“The relevance of pageant amidst the pandemic is that we achieve the mission and vision of our university, I believe that University of Antique embodied the strength, resilience and transity,” answered Lotilla when asked about the relevance of pageant in this time.
Both aced the formal wear category, while Cabanal was awarded as best in swimwear, Lotilla on the other hand graced the formal wear which secured their spot for the crown.
Written by Louie John Servancia and Marianne Palcat