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Antique searches for ambassadress of goodwill

As the province of Antique celebrates the Binirayan Festival 2005, a new Lin-ay kang Antique will be crowned on April 28.

The Lin-ay kang Antique is a competitive search for an Antiqueña who would serve as the model for other women in Antique because of her charm and beauty, wit and character, and who would serve as the province's ambassador of goodwill to Antiqueño communities around the world and would help bind them as a people who could look back with pride and look ahead with confidence.

Binirayan Executive Foundation, Inc. (BFI) Executive Director Alex C. Delos Santos expressed that the search is not only about beauty. He said, “We are looking for an Antiqueña who could articulate the needs and concerns of the Antiqueño. The crowned Lin-ay kang Antique will be tasked to help the foundation in raising funds for its projects. Thus, we are looking for an Antiqueña, who has, more than pleasing physical attributes, the initiative and motivation to help in the projects of the BFI, and can express her thoughts and ideas eloquently.”

The pageant activities will start on April 23. The candidates will be exposed to various activities such as press presentation, coastal clean-up, in-depth interview and talents contest. The final presentation and coronation will be on April 28 at the EBJ Freedom Park . Former Senator Loren Legarda with Gov. Salvacion Z. Perez will crown the new Lin-ay kang Antique, while Darlene Joy Tan Posadas, Lin-ay kang Antique 1977 will head the Board of Judges.

The Lin-ay kang Antique began in 1974 as Miss Antique, and later evolved into Miss Binirayan and eventually Lin-ay kang Antique.

The reigning Lin-ay

She will soon extinguish her crown as Antique's ambassadress of goodwill. Klarissa Grace S. Nebit the reigning Lin-ay kang Antique of San Jose de Buenavista. Her winning was remarkable as she ended the capital town's 15 year-drought in terms of beauty and brain in the Binirayan's Search for Lin-ay kang Antique.

Nebit is an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Bayan representing the youth sector of the capital town after having been elected as SK Municipal Federation President.

As crowned Lin-ay kang Antique 2004, she also hauled other special awards such as Dayang Maaram (Best in Interview) as she wittingly and confidently answered the question regarding the qualities/characteristics of a leader she prefers.

Klarrisa was also chosen as Ms. Personality, Ms. Sara Lee and Globe Texters Choice. To vote for lin-ay kang Antique texters choice, text MYCHOICE <SPACE> VOTE <SPACE> ANTIQUE <SPACE> TOWN. To get the list of candidates text MYCHOICE <SPACE> LIST <SPACE> ANTIQUE and to get results MYCHOICE <SPACE> COUNT <SPACE> ANTIQUE <SPACE> TALLY to 2806. The text voting for this year's Lin-ay kang Antique is powered by Globe Handyphone, the festivals major sponsor.