Another “general” has again given recognition to the city and this time, it’s our very own Miss GenSan 2008Romarie Ivy Cunanan!

Ms. Romarie Ivy Cunanan

Romarie receives her mock gift cheque and poses with the Elizaldes, owner of MBC which owns the Aliwan pageant (photo by Jun Pilapil)

18-year old Romarie Ivy bagged the 1st Runner up crown in the 2009 Festival Queen Beauty Pageant at the annual Aliwan Festival held at the Aliwan grounds, Roxas Boulevard in the city of Manila. She represented the Tuna Festival which General Santos City celebrates during the first week of September in time for its City Charter Anniversary. Ivy received P50,000 in cash!

Romarie Ivy Cunanan

Miss GenSan 2008 in her Festival Costume at the Aliwan Festival Search for Festival Queen (photo by Earicheta)

Miss Sinulog, from Cebu, 23-year old Sian Elizabeth Maynard was adjudged  of Queen of the Festival and got P100,000.

Romarie Ivy Cunanan with the other Festival winners

Queen of Aliwan Festival winners (from left), Miss Panagbenga, Miss Kadayawan, Miss Sinulog (Queen), Miss Tuna Festival Romarie (1st Runner-up) and Miss Pamulinawen  (photo by Jun Pilapil)

Bagging runner-up honors are:  Aliah Heitz (Kadayawan, Davao City), Parul Framil Shah (Panagbenga, Baguio City) and Kate Lao (Pamulinawen, Laoag City).  Each of them received P10,ooo.  A total of 23 candidates representing their locality’s different festivals joined the pageant.  Miss Aliah who represented Davao City by the way, is actually from General Santos City!  How’s that?

Ms. Aliwan Queen 1st runner up in swimsuit

Romarie shows her winning form in the Queen of Aliwan Festival Swimsuit Competition (photo by ritratostudiophotography)

Please check back in a few hours…. will be adding more pictures.  Promise!