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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Benguet girl crowned as first Little Miss Northern Luzon

Updated: Sep 6

Benguet, Philippines – At a young age, a girl from La Trinidad, Benguet made history after being named the first-ever Little Miss Northern Luzon (LMNL).

Bona Stella Rivera beat 14 other talented candidates from various towns and provinces in North Luzon to win the crown.

Held in Baguio on Saturday, Sept. 2, the pageant opened for aspirants aged 5 to 12 in Northern Luzon and served as a platform for participants to showcase their cultural heritage, beauty, talent and intelligence.

Likewise, it “offers a powerful avenue for children to unleash their potential, boost their confidence, and shape their future. By embracing this advocacy, we actively contribute to the personal growth and development of our youth, nurturing a generation of empowered, resilient, and goal-oriented individuals,” says its founder Mariver “Vell Watson” Agayas.

Aside from bringing home the crown, Rivera also bagged Best in Tourism, Best in Filipiniana Attire, Darling of the Crowd, Miss Personality, Face of Charity, Best in Creative Costume, Best in Sports Wear, Little Miss Influencer, and Best in Tourism Video.

She ranked as the third placer for Best in Talent and Best in Summer Wear.

Meanwhile, Samantha Loelle Reyes of Baguio City was named LMNL Tourism 2023 and Best in Talent, while Atasha Chloe Recile of Mt. Province finished the campaign as LMNL Culture and Heritage 2023.

Yajirah Aevon Muyano of Lingayen, Pangasinan settled as LMNL Festival 2023, while Hanee Jean Tavares of Pugo, La Union landed as LMNL Environment 2023.

Zoey Luxx Van Cleave was awarded with Best in Summer Wear.

Little Miss Northern Luzon 2023 has nothing but gratitude to the Almighty, local officials, her family, relatives, glam team, and supporters for backing her up throughout her LMNL journey.



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