Brace yourselves for the effervescent Glyssa Bingas Perez to captivate you with her luminous personality & winsome charm. The 21 year old damsel who graduated with a BS Commerce degree major in Finance back in Australia where the family is based represented Danao in Boholâ€™s longest- running and most prestigious beauty competition and outshone 15 equally lovely beauty delegates from all parts of the province during a glittering and jampacked coronation night last July 17 at the Bohol Wisdom School Gym.
Miss Danao Glyssa Bingas Perez won for her momâ€™s hometown its first Miss Bohol crown after she pipped Miss Tagbilaran 2016 Queenieebeth Barcelona into second place. Third place went to Miss JagnaÂ Ashley Nicole Collamat , Miss Tubigon Jean Olive Zoilo 3rs RU and Miss Talibon Lovely Sheena Empuesto 4th RU
Aside from the top title, Ms Perez was also named Miss Photogenic, Best in Production Number, Best in Swimsuit & Miss JCI Chocolate Hills.
Definitely one of the most polished and most prepared among the girls, Glyssa comes from a family of beauties. In fact, she and reigning 2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Perez Medina are first cousins. Maxineâ€™s mom, Marife Perez Medina, a senior area manager in Makati for one of the countryâ€™s biggest banks, is the youngest sister of Godofredo Perez, the father of Glyssa. The Boholano connection of Glyssa is care of mom Yolie Bingas who is from Danao, Bohol.
Weeks leading to the Miss Bohol 2016 finals night, she was asked why she wanted to join Miss Bohol when she could go straight to a national pageant, she replied “it would not only be a fulfillment of my momâ€™s wish but also a big honor to represent her hometown of Danao in the Miss Bohol PageantÂ Â & hopefully, to carry the name of Bohol if I were given the chance to compete in the nationals”
Winning the Miss Bohol crown has given her a voice in raising the awareness on breast cancer among Boholanas. She plans to tie- up with socio- civic organizations and along with fellow candidates from the 2016 edition of Miss Bohol, will embark on a speaking tour and information drive on breast cancer awareness. The advocacy is closest to her heart for it has hit home and the main reason why her Australia- based mom who is undergoing chemotherapy cannot make it for theÂ for the grand coronation. Now, that is one pageant queen who will have one unforgettable year as Boholâ€™s fairest.
Long May She Reign! (By Raul Phillip O. Gatal)