Asia’s Best meets the country’s beauties! Bounty Fresh joined this year’s candidates of Ms. Philippines – Earth in two occasions both held last April 24, 2012. Bounty Fresh generously participated in their charity event and cooking competition, as part of the pageant’s month-long program to showcase the delegates’ skills, talent, creativity, and knowledge on environment and energy-related issues.
The first activity was held at Nayon ng Kabataan, a home for orphaned and abused children in Mandaluyong City, where the candidates joined hands with some 200 kids for a tree-planting activity. They also had a storytelling portion, which aimed to educate the children on the value of geothermal energy. To cap off the event, the candidates, together with reigning Ms. Philippines-Earth 2011 Athena Imperial and Muriel Orais, delighted the children with Bounty Fresh Chicken Licken Hotdog and Bounty Fresh Chicken Nuggets.
The second activity for the day was a first in the pageant’s history—a cooking competition that challenged the candidates’ culinary skills held at the Cooking Corner of SM Hypermarket, SM Fairview. The challenge: candidates must concoct two dishes using only Bounty Fresh Premium Chicken and Chicken Licken Hotdog as the main ingredients. With limited budget and time, the candidates battled it out among 8 groups, with each batch working on the themes of Sunday Family Lunch, Children’s Party, and Impress Your Dinner Date. Each dish was judged by Bounty Fresh’s Asst. Brand Manager, Kat Gomez, R&D Coordinator, Marmee Vela, and one shopper from SM Hypermarket.
After carefully evaluating each output, the judges’ top pick was Group 7’s scrumptious pasta dish. The group was composed of candidates from Kawit, Cebu, Makati City, Cainta, Ifugao, and Mun. of Rodriguez. The winners were overjoyed as they proved to be the “culinary experts” among the groups. Each winner received a limited edition CD of Lea Salonga and aRags-to-Riches – Aranaz Mercato bag exclusively crafted by Amina Aranaz for Bounty Fresh.
More challenges await the aspiring beauties as they work their way to bag the title of Ms. Philippines-Earth 2012. Watch out for their other upcoming activities:
April 29 Forbes Park- Earth Run (4:00 am)
May 5 Swimsuit Competition (7:00 pm, Golden Sunset Resort)
May 6 Flores de Mayo (4:00 pm, SM Mall of Asia)
May 7 Cultural Costume Competition (8:00 pm, Calapan)
May 8 Eco-Tourism Tour (Mindoro)
May 15 Evening Gown Competition (7:00 pm, Puerto Princesa Coliseum)
May 17 Talent Competition (7:00 pm, Metrowalk)
May 20 Santacruzan (3:00 pm, Resorts World)
May 22 Philippine Fashion Week (SMX Convention Center)
May 23 Preliminary Judging (F1 Premiere Hotel)
May 27 Grand Coronation Night (7:00 pm, SM Centerstage , SM Mall of Asia)