Beauty queens shone at their brightest as they paraded in their swimsuit and evening gowns during the 2nd day of the Aliwan Festival 2017.
But, amongst all the candidates, Apriel Smith, representing the Utanon festival of Dalaguete, Cebu, appeared best in both attires as she won both the Best in Swimsuit, and Best in Evening gown awards.
Maria Ahtisa Manalo, meanwhile, was chosen as Miss Photogenic. The award was given to the beauty queen who performed best during the three photo shoots of the candidates. The representative of Niyog-yugan festival of Quezon also won the Miss Unique Smile award.
Chery Rose Fernandez, Miss Panagbenga of Cebu, was picked by her co-candidates as the recipient of the Miss Friendship award.
The Festival Queen aspirants also showed their wits, and personalities during the Question-and-Answer portion of the pageant.
The 2017 Festival Queen will be crowned this April 22, after the street dance performance and the float parade of different festivals.