Candidate Krystle Danlyn Antonio
Candidate Krystle Danlyn Antonio

The Filipino American Community Council (FILAMCCO) will present the Miss Philippines-Michigan 2012 Pageant on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the St. John’s Banquet and Conference Center in Southfield.

The event is expected serve as an inspiration to single women to promote cultural awareness in the community while playing her role as a Filipina.

With the pageant which is held annually, FILAMCCO is providing an opportunity to young women to represent the Filipino-American community.

There are six candidates who will vie for the title of Miss Philippines-Michigan 2012. Here are the short bios of the candidates:

Krystle Antonio is a fourth-year psychology student at Wayne State University (WSU). She is a volunteer psychology research assistant at WSU and a behavioral-health technician at Oakwood Hospital. She volunteers at All About Animals Clinic in Warren. A member of WSU chapter of the National Society of College Scholars, she loves dogs, kids, beaches, dance and cooking. Her goals in life are to have a beautiful family and to have a black Labrador retriever. She wanted to travel around the world to learn about other cultures. The eldest of three children, she was born in Quezon City, Philippines .

Stephanie Raymundo is a first-year medical student at the Michigan State University (MSU). A member of the Phi Beta Kappa-Epsilon, she had received honors as a psychology student. She works as a patient sitter at Henry Ford Hospital in Bloomfield. She is at present a medical-student section representative of the Michigan State Medical Society, a member of MSU American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society. She enjoys dancing, doing choreography, playing the piano, traveling abroad and cooking. She is a daughter of Edgardo and Cristina Raymundo who hail from Caloocan City and Nueva Ecija, respectively.

Daiann Darwish is a second-year college student at Henry Ford Community College, majoring in network administration. She currently works at Best Bank and Benihana. She loves sports (softball), surfing in the Internet, listening to music and playing with her dogs. She has dreamed of becoming a model since she was 13 years old. At present, she is pursuing a career in computer-science, particularly networking or basic programming. In the future, she would like to have a better and stable life and help her family in the Philippines. She was raised in the world’s largest iron-mineral deposit in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Rachel Sweet is a sophomore at Lawrence Technological University. She works as a volunteer coordinator for LTU by bringing faculty members, student organizations and graduate students to do volunteer work around Detroit. She worked as a first-year mentor and interns to lead incoming freshman and help give them a comfortable college experience. She enjoys swimming, playing soccer and running. She has a passion for singing and is a self-taught guitarist. She is not new to beauty pageants, being a title holder of Miss Lawrence Technical University 2012. She represented LTU at the recent Miss Michigan Pageant. She is a daughter of Benjamin and Remedios Sweet of West Bloomfield.

Sabrina Kristyn Tungol graduated with a degree in bachelor of science in philosophy from Oakland University. She plans to continue her philosophical studies, specializing in ethics. She hopes to become a college professor someday. She has been actively involved in the Filipino community and enjoys teaching at PACCM’s Paaralang Pilipino. She is an active member of Bukas Loob sa Diyos covenant community as a leader in the Single Ministry. She enjoys listening to music and playing the drum and loves sports, particulary basketball and hockey. She is the oldest daughter of Selwyn Malit Tungol from Pampanga and Estrella Estupigan Tungol, who hails from Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Carrylle Zaldariaga graduated from high school with honors from Bethany Christian School and now attending a pre-med program at Wayne State University, majoring in medical anthropology. She has a degree in bachelor of science in psychology and graduated with honors. She is an MSU medical scholar from 2008 to 2011. She attended the Lead America Leadership program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She was a volunteer at the Commerce Pediatric Clinic and at Henry Ford Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She teaches at a Sunday school, and she is a choir member at the Philippine International Baptist Church in Warren. She plays the piano and violin and loves to play soccer, volleyball and basketball and do cheerleading. She is a daughter of Gary and Marivic Vila of Rochester Hills.

Support your favorite candidate by attending the pageant. For more information about this beauty competition, interested parties and individuals are asked to call Rose Caoagas, event committee chairperson, at 248-797-9093.