She’s a provenance of perpetual blaze. Beauty and body proportions are her great assets for it can affect 35% to the whole criteria, followed by her skills. Through her confidence, she becomes the apple-of-the-eye of every photographer and watchers alike. Indeed, her qualified physical attributes have found their way to everyone’s hearts. Hers is the charm of an elegant maiden. Hers is the resemblance of a natural queen; the Festival Queen.
The Sinulog Foundation, with the theme One beat, One dance, One vision, has launched the Festival Queen. From all the dance maidens aging 16-24, search for the Sinulog’s best lead dancer has begun. A Festival Queen is the lead dancer of every participating contingent during this Sinulog 2006 and, yes, she has to be single. Her ability to move with grace and rhythm in accordance with the dance is the factor in winning her title. Furthermore, she will encourage her members to execute to their fullest level of performance.
She will catch the attention and interest of everyone on their own street dancing demonstration. She will bind together the extracts of creativity to the extent of up bringing the real identity of such traditional dance. Despite of the attachments to these great responsibilities, a Festival Queen has the privilege to bear in her hands the image of the Christ Child. She has become the resemblance of Queen Juana receiving the image of Sto. Niño. The latter can be traced back to the year 1521 wherein together with Rajah Humabon, Hara Amihan or Queen Juana received the image of the Sto. Niño from Magellan as a baptismal gift among the first Filipinos to be Christianized.
The venue for the Festival Queen 2006 will be at the Cebu City Sports Complex on January 14, 2006 at 7:30 in the evening. Each candidate is required to wear the same costume to that she would be wearing during the Grand Parade. Aside from executing her own 2-minute dance interpretation, she has to give her 30-seconder self-introduction considering her municipality or school on which she represents.
Bear in mind, that the Festival Queen is not, by any chance, an advocate of a beauty pageant. This is merely a tribute to the many lead dancers who made 25 years of successful Sinulog Festival. So if you happen to hear a shout of Viva! Pit Señor! in any of the busy streets during such festival, remember, it is led by the queen herself. After all, hers is still the resemblance of a natural queen; the Festival Queen, that is.