Miss and Mrs 2012 Valentine
Miss Jessica D. Lowing (left) and Mrs. Norma A. Catris reign as Miss and Mrs. 2012 Valentine, respectively, during the Brownstown Lions Club’s Valentine’s Ball held last Feb. 25 at Holiday Inn-Southgate. Also in photo are Mrs. Lilibeth D. Lowing, Jessica’s mother; and Ruben V. Catris. (Photo by Percy Antonio)

Jessica Domingo Lowing, a beautiful and talented girl from London, England, was crowned 2012 Miss Valentine during the Brownstown Lions Club’s Valentine’s party held last February 25 at Holiday Inn-Southgate.

Jessica, 13 years old, who was dressed in glittering white, long gown, exuded an air of regal grace and glamour as she was being crowned by 2007 Miss Valentine Jeanne-Louise Domingo Vitug.

The sash was placed on her by Dr. Clarita Ketels and Brownstown Lions Club board member Elvie D. Vitug.  The flowers were handed to her by her mother, Brownstown Lion Club member Lilibeth Domingo Lowing; Danilo Domingo, her uncle; and Julita D. Cruz, her auntie.

Jessica is the only daughter of Englishman Paul Lowing and Filipina Lilibeth Lowing (nee Domingo). The Lowing family, who used to live in Michigan, now lives in London.

Jessica and her mother travelled all the way from London to Michigan to attend the Valentine’s Ball of the Brownstown Lions Club of which Mr  and Mrs. Lowing are still members.

Jessica is described as the “epitome of beauty, brains and talent.” She is a fashion model and former May Queen of London. She was born in London, United Kingdom on July 3rd 1999.

Her father Paul is a company director in London, and her mother Lilibeth is a former model, flight stewardess and charity fund-raiser coordinator. Lilibeth is the youngest of the Domingo siblings of Taylor, Michigan.

The rites for the coronation of Jessica highlighted the 2012 Valentine’s event of the Taylor-based Brownstown Lions Club, which is headed by President Magdalena S. Beltran.

Also crowned during the event was Lions Club member Norma A. Catris, who is 2012 Mrs. Valentine. Mrs. Catris, who hails from Reina Mercedes, Isabela, was crowned by Shirley Mataverde, 2011 Mrs. Valentine. The sash was placed on her by Lions Club board member Nelializa Domingo and Vicente Bonot Jr.

The Valentine’s party is annual fund raiser of the Brownstown Lions Club. The proceeds, President Beltran said, will be used to fund the club’s projects that benefit “those who were born with impaired eyesight and hearing as well as the elderly who can’t see and hear due to many medical problems and are unable to buy eyeglasses and hearing aids.”

The party was capped by ballroom dancing. Music was provided by the Amihan Band.

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