Saturday, May 28, 2011 turned out to be one event-filled day for GenSan!
Up first was Robinsons’ Place’s “Search for the Most Beautiful Sagalas of GenSan” which unfolded at 4pm at the mall’s Activity Center with Bariles chairing the board of judges.
This was followed by East Asia Royale Hotel’s “Cueshe Live in GenSan Foam Party” at the hotel car lot, simultaneously with London Beach Resort’s “HUNKS & BABES BIKINI SUMMIT” (right after the heels of Tropicana Resort’s BIKINI OPEN Hunks & Babes the other weekend).
Bariles chose to be at Bikini Summit not only to watch the pageant but to check out the newly-reopened London Beach Resort, once known as GenSan’s “only white-sand beach” (actually trucked in from Sarangani). It was formerly owned by the Pontino‘s but was purchased by a group of Koreans. It has been a while since the Fishman stepped foot on this resort, located along the shoreline of Barangay Bawing.
As directed by Mark dela Cruz, the “Hunks & Babes Bikini Summit” was staged simply with barely any frills and drama and with as less clutter as possible. It could have been trimmed though by speeding up the cat walks of the contestants. But still, the whole thing finished at 10pm making it one of the shortest bikini pageants Bariles has ever witnessed!
The 20 candidates had three outfit changes, all in beach wear of course. The simple stage which was wide enough for all of them was just right for the spectators to get a good glimpse of the proceedings. At the the right of the stage, at the lower ramp was a band stand occupied by GenSan’s enduring reggae group, KUERDAS which provided the musical entertainment before and after the pageant.
The candidates first came out in Hawaiian-inspired summer wear….
Then on to skimpy swim suits….
This was when the first of the minor awards were given out….
Another costume change followed and this time, the London Beach’s Hunks & Babes Bikini Summit candidates all appeared outfitted in even sexier silver and black swim wear….
And finally, a little before 10pm, the winners of London Beach’s Hunks & Babes Bikini Summit were announced to the public… starting off with the Hunks & Babes Bikini Summit 2nd runner-up placers…. Johnsonmagic Sison and Noehgi Casenas.
Then it was for the winners of the Hunks & Babes Bikini Summit 1st runner-up awardees’ names to be called – Renzo Chiu and Rhea Niones.
And the Grand Winners – the first ever London Beach Resort’s Hunks & Babes Summit 2011 Major Awardees Hunk Rahj Jose and Babe GenSan Cabatingan!!!
Congratulations to all the winners who gamely strutted their stuff and just visibly enjoying every minute of it and to the people behind the show too for re-introducing to us the long dormant LONDON BEACH RESORT via this HUNKS & BABES BIKINI SUMMIT!
Watch out for our feature on the NEW London Beach Resort soon!