BAYBAY CITY, Leyte –Christopher Cinco of Leyte Normal University (LNU) and Skelly Ivy Florida of Naval State University (NSU) were crowned Mr. & Ms. PASUC 2017 at the VSU gymnatorium on October 27, 2017.

Cinco and Florida emerged victorious from a horde of 9 paired candidates from the different SUCs in the Eastern Visayas.

The half Filipina, half Afro-American Skelly Ivy Florida captured the hearts of the judges with her winning answer, “Tall, dark-skinned, I experienced a lot of bullying and discrimination. But I focused on the positive things and showed to the world that you can be beautiful in your own skin.”

Meanwhile, the 20-year old Cinco achieved victory with his answer, “I am handsome because I have a big heart and I put God in the center of everything that I do.”

VSU’s Carmela Rustia and Carl Lencer Rebadomia won 1st runners up, while PIT’s Juliene Borlasa Araño and NwSSU’s Ken Ian Contado trailed close behind as 2nd runners up.

PASUC is celebrating its 50th year with the theme PASUC@50: At the Forefront of the Global Dynamics of Public Higher Education. Cinco and Florida will represent Region VIII, Eastern Visayas in the National Search for Mr. & Ms. PASUC 2017 which will be held at Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City on November 29 to December 1, 2017.

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