The dashing debonair of Eastern Visayas State University-Ormoc Campus, Charles Clint Saavedra, and the stunning, Ms. Fiona Asthantei R. Ver of the Secondary Laboratory School, Eastern Visayas State University-Main Campus, bagged the Mr. and Ms. EVSU 2022 crown respectively, August 24, 2022, at 7:00 o’clock in the evening at Miguel Romualdez Memorial Auditorium.

As the youngest among the candidates, Ms. Ver said, “I didn’t expect to be part of the finalists because I am the youngest. I look up to my fellow candidates for their gorgeous looks and my “Ates” in this competition. It’s a surprise for me to be declared the winner”.

Ms. Ver’s eloquence and stunning beauty made her stand out among the candidates, and she got special and minor awards such as Ms. Leanah’s Beauty Clinic, Ms. Kusog Sinirangan Philippine Eagles, and Best in Evening Gown.

Meanwhile, Mr. Saavedra’s oozing confidence and stage presence secured him to garner the following awards: Mr. Zynergia, Mr. Chew Love, Mr. Pepsi, and Best in Production Number.

When Mr. Saavedra was asked in the final round of the Question and Answer portion, if he would be given a chance to travel back in time, what advice would he give to his younger self, He uttered, “I will tell myself never to be afraid of trying and never to let the crowd control you.”

The crowned Mr. and Ms. EVSU 2022 received a sash, trophy, and a cash prize sponsored by Hon. Maricor Remandaban and Goldilocks. While the cash prize for the First Runner-Up, Mr. Vincent Galia (CAAD) and Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic of College and Business and Entrepreneurship, was sponsored by Chew Love of Coke Young Go; the second runner-up, Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (COE) and Ms. Jelah Mae B. Modesto (Tanauan Campus) received a cash prize from Sangyaw Foundation of Mr. Donald Jake Superable.

Meanwhile, the 3rd Runner-Up were Mr. Myll Angelo Tijano of College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ms. Desiree M. Solejon of EVSU Ormoc Campus, and the 4th Runner-Up were Mr. Dan Jiv Tiozon of College of Technology and Ms. Grasel Cabello of College of Technology received sash and trophy.

The Organizing Team of the Search for Mr. and Ms. EVSU 2022 set the following Criteria and Standard for Judging: quality of personal introduction; stage presence, charm, poise, and grace; Unique and visual impact of costume design; ability to follow choreography; proportional body shape contour; and have not used any visible body enhancement procedure.

The said standards were distributed into: physical attributes – 30%, intellect and wit: 40%, and poise and personality- 30%.

In addition, the minor awards category were: Best in Gatsby Production Number/ Attire; Best in Gatsby Swimwear/ Attire; Best in Gatsby Formal and Evening Long Gown, and Best in Talent.

The following emerged winners of the said awards:

 Best in Gatsby Production Number/ Attire:

  • Mr. Charles Clint Saavedra (EVSU Ormoc Campus)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

 Best in Gatsby Swimwear/ Attire

  • Mr. Dan Jiv Tiozon (College of Technology)
  • Ms. Kairra Pumanes (EVSU Carigara Campus)

 Best in Gatsby Formal and Evening Long Gown

  • Mr. Vincent Galia (College of Architecture and Allied Discipline)
  • Ms. Fiona Asthantei R. Ver (Secondary Laboratory School)

  Best in Talent

  • Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (College of Engineering)
  • Ms. Desiree M. Solejon (EVSU Ormoc Campus

Meanwhile, the winners of the Special Award were:

Mr. and Ms. The One Gastrobar

  • Mr. Vincent Galia (College of Architecture and Allied Discipline)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Mr. and Ms. Speed Wash

  • Mr. Julio Lorenzo Ramirez (College of Education)
  • Ms. Lovely Rose Rama (College of Arts and Sciences)

Mr. and Ms. Dream Steam

  • Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (College of Engineering)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Aljaq Meatshop Ambassador

  • Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (College of Engineering)
  • Ms. Andrea Gail Masing (College of Engineering)

Mr. and Ms. Zynergia

  • Mr. Charles Clint Saavedra (EVSU Ormoc Campus)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Mr. and Ms. Olympic Gym

  • Mr. Julio Lorenzo Ramirez (College of Education)
  • Ms. Jane Marie Agao (College of Education)

Mr. and Ms. Chew Love

  • Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (College of Engineering)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Mr. and Ms. Personal Collection

  • Mr. Vincent Galia ( College of Architecture and Allied Discipline)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

Mr. and Ms. Leanah’s Beauty Clinic

  • Mr. Julio Lorenzo Ramirez (College of Education)
  • Ms. Fiona Asthantei R. Ver (Secondary Laboratory School)

Mr. The Fraternal Order of Philippine Eagles and Ms. Lamrag Kusog Sinirangan Lady Eagles Club

  • Mr. Cameron Shannon Manalili (Burauen Campus)
  • Ms. Fiona Asthantei R. Ver (Secondary Laboratory School)

Mr. and Ms. Pepsi

  • Mr. Charles Clint Saavedra (EVSU Ormoc Campus)
  • Ms. Jelan Mae B. Modesto IEVSU Tanauan Campus)

Mr. and Ms. Diamond Star EVSU

  • Mr. Vincent Galia ( College of Architecture and Allied Discipline)
  • Ms. Gabrielle Glenn Caidic (College of Business and Entrepreneurship)

The winners received a gift certificate worth Php 8,000.

Texter’s Choice Award/ Mr. and Ms. Talk ‘n Text

  • Mr. Trix Patrick Morante (College of Engineering)
  • Ms. Kairra Purmanes (EVSU Carigara Campus)

The event’s success was attributed to the following corporate sponsors: Hon. Maricor Remandaban; Goldstar Jewelry; Emerald Jewelry; Diamond Star Jewelry; and Mario Roca, while for the major sponsors: Chew Love; The Fraternal Order of Philippine Eagles and Lamrag Kusog Sinirangan Lady Eagles Club; Speed Wash Laundry Shop; Aljaq Meatshop; Talk ‘n Text; Goldilocks; Celebritea Tacloban; Olympic Fitness Gym; Dream Steam; The One Gastrobar; Pepsi; Zynergia; HBC Travel and Tours; Personal Collection BRO Baybay; Leanah’s Beauty Clinic; Cary’s Catering Services; and  Maxbox.

The event was graced by the panel of judges, to wit: Asst. Regional Director of PDEA, Atty. Benjamin G. Gaspi, Mr. Jaread Vince Mañas, Engr. Perlita Z. Realino, Mr. Roy Nebrija, Mr. Rodolfo Maralang Unay, Jr., Mr. Jayvon D. Arcipe, Mr. Donald Jake Superable, Mr. Mac Gregor Kho, Ms. Coke Young Go, Ms. Shey Carbo, Mr. Mario B. Roca, Mr. Gine Bayder Flores, PCpl. Arla Ray O. Paciencia, Dr. Jacqueline Diaz, and Mr. Wilson Ching, the Chairman of the Board of Judges.

The presence of former title holders, Joel Badion, Mr. EVSU 2013; Ms. Anna Victoria Diaz, Ms. EVSU 2014; Ms. Nicole Anne Devora, Ms. EVSU 2015; Ms. Angel Rose Tambal, Ms. Culture and Arts 2018; and Mr. Ryan Romero, the reigning Mr. EVSU 2021 added color to the event.

Dr. Dennis C. de Paz, together with the key officials of the university and the organizing team, was happy with the turnout of the activity. It was indeed the avenue for the celebration of the beauty that comes from within. It is the most captivating sense of every human being, the most powerful value that shines even in the most challenging situations in life, as he said in his speech.

The crowned Mr. and Ms. EVSU 2022 are set to represent the university in the Search for Mr. and Ms. SCUAA 2022.

More pictures here: The Industrial Wheel