Candy Cumayas & a few of her favorite things

Candy Cumayas & a few of her favorite things


Seen: Miss Netherlands 2006 Sheryl Lynn Baas was in Valencia town to judge Miss Valencia 2012.  A half-Pinay, half-Dutch, Sheryl competed in the Miss World 2006 in Poland. “Sheryl Lynn is in the Philippines for her Sheryl Lynn Foundation. This foundation was started by Sheryl when she was Miss Netherlands and she wanted to use her title not only for herself but also for the people who are in need in the Philippines. She is now in Leyte with her mother Susana Paderes-Baas,” reported Bared’s VRS.

Seen: Miss Ubay 2012 is Melody Macalolot. The yearly pageant was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ubay. Also seen during the pageant were Ubay Mayor Eutiquio Bernales, Rotarians Greenie Aumentado, Leah Tirol-Magno, Irena Heberer, Rose Soy, Louela Bantol and Bohol’s first lady Pureza Chatto.

Scene:  The Valencia Residents of Southern California (VALRESCA) celebrated their annual Señor Santo Niño Fiesta at the City of Buena Park, California on January 21. The show was hosted by Dr. Corazon C. Medina.


Seen: Boholano actress and performer Lailette GeulenBoiser will be seen on Biritera (The Belter), an upcoming Philippine musical drama aired on GMA Network starring Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro and Angelika dela Cruz. It is directed by another Boholano award-winning director Maryo J. de los Reyes. Lailette was last seen on GMA’s Time of My Life.



You didn’t know that one of the beauties in Rotary’s Santacruzan (a popular religious festival in the country as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May, and is considered to be the “Queen of Filipino Festivals”) is a Panglaoanon, did you? I first heard about it last year when I was in Alona Beach for a spree. It was Bohol’s seasoned host and personality guru Raul Gatal who told me that the Reyna Elena or Queen Helena (the discoverer of the true Cross, symbolized by the small cross she carries) is one of Panglao’s beautiful young ladies. I got curious and interested when Raul said she could be a future beauty queen.

Anyway, the Reyna Elena is none other than Candy Cumayas, who is pure Panglaoanon. Raul sent me a nice story about Candy. Here’s Raul’s report:


Tall and Tan and Young and Lovely. Except that she’s not from Ipanema. This sweet 5’ 8” sixteener who has a pair of kilometric legs that could go on for miles and miles is from our very own Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao.

Who is she? She is Candy Cumayas, the middle of three children of Marcosa Horcerada-Cumayas and the late Fernando Cumayas. She is presently in her sophomore year taking BS Tourism Management at the Holy Name University.

Why the course? Candy foresees the time that she will take over their tourism oriented- family businesses; Spiked Coconut Bar, one of the hottest party places in Alona Beach noted for its acoustic music, and Mhar’s Paradise, a quaint bed and breakfast inn

Born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, Candy is creative, funny, gifted with a sense of humor and whiles away her time by strumming her guitar.

When asked who her greatest inspiration is, she said it’s her mom Marcosa who single-handedly raised her and her siblings when their dad met his untimely demise.

With her facial beauty that resembles Assunta de Rossi in her younger years, statuesque figure and towering height, she was asked if she has plans of joining beauty pageants. “I reluctantly joined the 2011 Miss Panglao Pageant after the organizers led by SK Panglao Chair Aya Montero discovered me during the Rotary 2011 Santacruzan where I reigned as Reyna Elena. To my surprise, I made the Top Eight and was voted as Miss Globe and Face of the Night. Hopefully, with luck, timing and ample preparation, I just might join again and win a crown next time,” said Candy.

Who knows? With the right mentor and if it’s destined for her, Candy Cumayas just might be the next Panglaoanon to make a splash in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant!


And get to know a little more about Candy as she “plays favorites.”


• ACTOR (foreign): Taylor Lautner

• ACTRESS (foreign): Angelina Jolie

• ACTORS (local): Coco Martin

• ACTRESS (local): Angel Locsin

• MOVIE: Twilight trilogy, Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes

• TV SHOWS (foreign): Glee, America’s Next Top Model

• TV SHOW (local): Showtime

• SONG: A Thousand Years

• SINGER(s) (foreign): JLo

• SINGER(s) (local): Kean Cipriano and Sitti

• CRUSH: A Mr. Teen Bohol winner

• HIDEAWAY: Secluded part of Alona Beach

• HOBBIES: Guitar- strumming

• RECIPE(s): Leche Flan

• TIME OF DAY: wee hours of the morning

• DAY OF THE WEEK: Thank God It’s Friday! (LOL)

• RESTAURANT: Golden Cowrie Restaurant

• BEAUTY PARLOR: David’s Salon

• FOOD (Filipino): lechon

• DRINK(s): Iced Tea

• FRUIT: Watermelon

• FLOWER: Red roses for they represent romance and passion.

• COLOR: White for it represents cleanliness. I’m a neat freak.

• HANGOUT: Alona Beach

• CITY: Of course, the City of friendship, Tagbilaran!

• FRIENDS: Too many to mention!

• SUBJECTS (in school): Accounting and English

• AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks

• PART OF HER FACE: My tantalizing eyes.

• PART OF A BOY’S BODY: The arms!


• EXPRESSION: Buak ra ang show!




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