Seventeen-year old Alexis Marie Ortiz Vuelban, a Grade 12 student taking up Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand at Corpus Christi Senior High School was named Miss Carmen 2017 during last night’s coronation held at the COC-Phinma Gymnasium.
Coincidentally, her mother, Milaflor Ortiz Vuelban was Miss Carmen 1979. As they say it, beauty runs in the blood.
Candidate #9 Alexis Vuelban also took home most of the special awards: Best in Gown, Best in Casual Wear, Best in Talent, Best in Production, People’s Choice Award, Miss Ever Bilena, Miss Olive C and Designer’s Choice Award.
1st runner-up was candidate #3 Tasha Lea De Los Reyes Yalung, 2nd runner-up was candidate #5 Jeneth Wabe Mapano, 3rd runner-up was candidate #4 Sermae Angelica G. Pascual while 4th runner-up was candidate #8 Diane Lynn Cabana.