Following a pandemic hiatus, celebrities and personalities went all out for the 19th Best Dressed Women at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-la The Fort, BGC last Nov. 7.
Organized by the Philippine Cancer Society, the 19th Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Awards Ball featured three Style Icons and several Best Dressed personalities for 2022. At the helm of the glamorous presentation was Consul Helen Ong.
The Style Icons 2022 awardees were Marichelle Torres Ackerman, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo and Rep. Bernadette Herrera.
Some of the Best Dressed 2022 awardees were Aileen Choi Go, Marites Novis, Rosa Tan Dy, Shirley Sobremonte, Sophia Echauz Chua, Hazel Gan Go, Cecille Asprec, Jennifer Tipton Angeles, Georgette Wilson, Maggie Chavez, Stephanie Coyuito, Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, Cory Navarro, Lina Castillo Sullivan, Lue de Guzman, Joanne Rae Ramirez, and Mags Cue.
Agile Abastillas-Zamora was one of the recipients of the Paterno Award Ambassador for Life.
In September, Hemilyn bid goodbye as Mrs. Tourism Universe 2021 as she paid tribute to the people who made her reign successful.
Hemilyn was crowned Mrs. Tourism Universe 2021 in a virtual ceremony where she bested other married women and single mothers from all over the world.
A Philippine Air Force Reservist Officer, Hemilyn was commissioned with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and completed her post graduate course with a degree of Masters in Psychology Major in Developmental Psychology.
She is also one of the key persons behind the Mind Care Center under the Psychology Department of the Perpetual Help Medical Center. The center provides psychological assessment, consultation, counseling, psychotherapy and even seminars and training, team buildings and the likes.
The former president of one of the oldest beauty contests in the country, Mutya Ng Pilipinas, was also bestowed with recognitions from various award-giving bodies for her contributions and dedications to her crafts.
She received the SDP World Excellency Business Award in India 2021, Philippine Faces of Success as an Outstanding Beauty Queen and Businesswoman 2021, and the Outstanding Filipino Luminary Awards as Private Citizen 2021.
As an artist, Hemilyn is a bonafide member of the United Women’s Artist Association of the Philippines and a member of the New York Artist Equity Association Inc.
Most of her art works were bought by either art collectors/enthusiasts and friends. She also became a mentor and trainer in a well-known and respected international modeling and personality development school John Robert Powers Inc and later on Managing Director of Total Image Manila, a talent development and beauty pageant training school for aspiring beauty queens and models.
She is a Marketing Specialist and shared her expertise to newbies show’s producers and organizers to penetrate the mainstream of their respective fields. Probably in the near future she might entertain the idea of entering into politics. Her father was a public servant for almost three decades, and former Senator Chiz Escudero is a relative.
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