Anna says “I do” to Tommy

Anna Maris Arcay Igpit, the first & only Boholana to win a Bb Pilipinas crown
Anna Maris Arcay Igpit, the first & only Boholana to win a Bb Pilipinas crown

Ten years ago, she made history as the first Boholana beauty queen to win a national beauty title when she was crowned the 2006 Bb Pilipinas- World. After representing her country beautifully in the Miss World Pageant held in Poland, she made a name for herself as a GMA7 TV personality, a pageant mentor, inspirational speaker stylist, events host & organizer. It was in 2013 when she found herself organizing & pitching in for relief efforts when Bohol was rocked by a devastating earthquake. Her tireless efforts & boundless energy didn’t go unnoticed by media and she was in fact, named one of Cosmo Philippines 2014 Fun Fearless Females for lending her name & voice to volunteerism.

Tommy & Anna Taylor with Fr Val Pinlac
Tommy & Anna Taylor with Fr Val Pinlac

Today, that beautiful Boholana with a heart of gold enters a new phase in her life when she exchanged lifetime vows with Tommy Taylor from Down Under at the lovely South Palms Resort in Panglao Island. A day earlier, the trendsetting Anna Maris Arcay Igpit, a true- blue Panglao Island lass whose sunkissed complexion, delicate features & towering frame never fails to make heads turn exchanged  “I Dos” with Tommy in an intimate and solemn matrimonial mass witnessed by family & friends and blessed by God at the San Agustin Church in Panglao. Fr. Val Pinlac who officiated the mass delivered such a beautiful & stirring homily that spoke of the couple’s journey towards the altar.

Panglao Councilor Aya Montero with fiancé Josh Nunez, Panglao Mayor Nila Montero Gov. Edgar Chatto, Rtn. Evas Pengreach & First Lady Pureza Chatto
Panglao Councilor Aya Montero with fiancé Josh Nunez, Panglao Mayor Nila Montero Gov. Edgar Chatto, Rtn. Evas Pengreach & First Lady Pureza Chatto

Principal sponsors included Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto, Habitat for Humanity’s Charlie Ayco & Panglao Mayor Nila Montero who has been so supportive of Panglao’s pride that she even accompanied Anna Maris to Warsaw, Poland when the latter competed in Miss World 2006.

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The newlyweds with their principal sponsors right at the white sandy shore of South Palms Resort
The newlyweds with their principal sponsors right at the white sandy shore of South Palms Resort
The bride is feted by friends & associates by the beach Event Styling: Blue Grass Project of Mike Yu & Joseph Dumadag
The bride is feted by friends & associates by the beach
Event Styling: Blue Grass Project of Mike Yu & Joseph Dumadag

Ten years ago, when Anna Maris competed in Miss World 2006, she forged a close friendship with two of her fellow contestants from Asia. That friendship that has endured for a decade now has been strengthened by visits, emails, social media updaes & being bridesmaids to their respective weddings. Today, Anna was joined by Singapore’s Colleen Pereira & Hong Kong’s Janet Chow who were both by her side when she walked down the sandy aisle with Tommy. Now who says pageants can’t be arenas for friendship & sisterhood?

Singapore’s Colleen Pereira & Hong Kong’s Janet Chow shows up for Anna’s wedding
Singapore’s Colleen Pereira & Hong Kong’s Janet Chow shows up for Anna’s wedding


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