Another year, another queen prevailed as the Sinulog festival queen. Julienne Penserga, the lead dancer of Tribu Himag-ulaw, Placer Masbate, was crowned as the Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 last night at the Cebu City Sports Center.
“I offer my crown and my other awards to the child Jesus,” Penserga said in a conversation with mugstoria.com right after the coronation night.
She added that she is happy and definitely did not expect to win in the competition.
Penserga was garbed in a white gown embedded with lights that made her shine on stage even more.
Aside from winning the title of Sinulog Festival Queen, Penserga also clinched the titles of Best Sinulog Festival Costume, Best Solo Performer, Best in Production Presentation and named Miss Casino Femme Fatale, Miss Novellino Wines and Miss Medicard.
Her contingent was also named as Best in Musicality during their two-minute performance on stage.
Penserga’s court is made up of Ethel Abellanosa of the Tuburan contingent (1st runner-up), Southwestern University South-Campus’ Mia Tamayo (2nd runner-up), Apple Joy Gamboa of the Lanao del Norte contingent (3rd runner-up) and Catbalogan’s Joemelina Delantar as the 4th runner-up.
Despite not placing in the top 5, crowd-favorite Crystal Star Aberasturi of Lumad Basakanon bagged several special awards including Best in Runway, Miss Photogenic, Miss Kokuryu, Miss Kojie-San, Miss Manulife, Miss Sun Cellular and Miss Lecit-E.