A CANDIDATE from Guam bagged the 2012 Queen Marianas Gay Pageant title after besting four other contestants in the Hibiscus Hall of Fiesta Resort & Spa on Saturday evening.Scarlett Castro, first runner up in the 2011 Miss Guahan pageant, also won the Best in Talent and Best in Lingerie awards.
“I am very happy and thankful my family and friends from Saipan and Guam came to the event to support me,” Castro said.
She said the competition was tough but she did her best. Castro was born on Saipan but relocated to Guam when she was five.
“I am always happy to be back home here,” she said.
Castro’s priorities are to help educate the people of the CNMI and Guam about the lifestyle of gays, and to do what she can to combat domestic violence.
2012 Queen Marianas Gay Pageant first runner up was Leah Salas, also from Guam. She was named Best in Girls Night Outfit and Evening Wear.
Prostee Lahore was named Miss Photogenic while Nina Camacho was Miss Congeniality.
The 2012 Queen Marianas Gay Pageant was hosted by Ge’la & Friends Production whose president is Elsa Nieto. She said she was happy with the turnout for the event.
“The pageant was a success, and we were able to deliver what we promised and that was a fun and entertaining evening,” Nieto said.
She said they will be making a donation to Guma Esperansa, which provides sanctuary, counseling and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Ge’la and Friends would like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters to make this event a success. This is just the beginning of our journey to provide help and hope to those in need,” Nieto said.
The judges were Eulalia Villagomez, Tonnei Camacho, and Nida Deleon Guerrero.
The performers were Milkshake, the Party Rock Group and 2011 Queen Marianas Trinity Hufana from Guam.
Sponsors were Fiesta Resort & Spa, Pacific Islands Club, Saipan Ice & Water, Star Water Company, Islander Rent a Car, Marpac, Pacific Trading Company, National Office Supply, Duty Free Shoppers, Stickers Express Guam, Power 99, Saipan Music & Dance, Top Notch and Kevin’s Department Store.
First published HERE