Sunday, March 29, 2009


The official screening of Hari ng Negros 2009 took place last Saturday, March 28 at the Canlaon City Pension House in Canlaon City. Hopefuls came from near and far to be accorded princehood and to compete for the honor to be called the King of Negros.

Miss Bebsy Lamis, Miss Negros Oriental sits as member of the Board of Judges.

Miss Pichina Teves

Mr. Jojo Victorio of the Victo Rio Modeling Agency in Manila.

Negros socialite Manolet Teves.

Hari ng Negros 2008 and Prince of Silay 2008.

The Board of Judges work is not as easy at it looks. Sometimes choosing the official Princes can be grueling.

But in the end compromises have to be made and only the best can be chosen. Manolet Teves, Merilyn Kays and the Chairman of the Board of Judges Mr. Toby Dischoso.


The official candidates of Hari ng Negros 2009 will be posted soon.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever Hari ng Negros.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Make Me a Supermodel is an American reality TV show modeling competition series. Following an audition preview on January 2, 2008, the series premiered January 10 on the cable television network Bravo. The bottom three contestants are selected at the end of each episode and viewers of the show determine which of the three contestants will not continue in the competition. Two contestants, Ben DiChiara and Katy Caswell, were chosen by voters on Bravo's website.

The first season was hosted by supermodels Tyson Beckford and Niki Taylor, and judged by fashion casting director Jennifer Starr. The second season premiered in March 4, 2009, with Beckford returning as the sole host.

What makes "MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL" very special to us here in Negros Island, Philippines is that one of their Season 2 contestants is a member of the Hari ng Negros family and served on the Board of Judges for Hari ng Negros.

She is no other than the sexy Laury Prudent.

Here is Laury with Rebecca Piket judging Hari ng Negros in 2006.

Laury seen on a billboard advertising the show in New York City.


Photo shoot

  • Episode 1: The models work in pairs regardless of gender, modeling sleepwear outside, in a suspended Plexiglass box.

  • Episode 2: The models act out as various types of candy, inclduing pixie sticks, lollipops, chocolate, gumballs and candy canes.

  • Episode 3: The models are suspended by wires and have to pull off sports action shots.

Catwalk challenge

  • Episode 1: The models present clothing from four designer lines.

  • Episode 2: The models use candy as a prop and walk in pairs.

  • Episode 3: The models wear sports underwear with wire shoulder pads and must pose like athletes.

The stress and pressure at times can probably be unbearable and it can easily be seen on Laury's face. But we already noticed the day she stepped foot in Canlaon that she was destined for greatness. As of this writing, Laury is still in the running.

You go get em' Girl! We are all rooting for you!

Proud to be a Negrense, Forever Hari ng Negros.

For more information on MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL, please visit their website.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


FTV aired this video of last year's very successful Hari ng Negros - Legends of Sugarlandia Body Paint and Tribal Fashion show held in Dumaguete City. These were the backstage clips of what happened. Enjoy :)

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever, Hari ng Negros.

Friday, March 20, 2009


The hottest male pageant is around the corner and the screening is set on Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm at the Canlaon City Pension House, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental.


1. Filipino or with Philippine ancestry
2. Age between 17 - 25 years old
3. At least 5'5" in height
4. Must have family roots from any town/city of Negros Island or an endorsement from the LGU that is willing to sponsor candidate
5. Can understand and speak English
6. Must be single with no child
7. Must be willing to attend all functions set forth by the committee
8. Must undergo the screening process scheduled on March 28 at the Canlaon City Pension House.

Patis Tesoro giving an interview during screening.

Manolet Teves playing the "choose your destiny card game" with a candidate.

The swimwear portion of the screening.

For more information you may text or call SMART 09216000622 or GLOBE 09174945450 or SUN 09225115008.

See you in Canlaon.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever Hari ng Negros.

Friday, March 6, 2009


We recently found a "vintage" video fun shoot of Hari ng Negros 2005 candidates taken at the Manjuyod sandbars. Enjoy!

Forever, Hari ng Negros.