The Turn Over

It was almost a year ago since I bagged the title as the 2011 Rachell Allen Image Model Search Grand Winner. The said image model search is open for nursing students or nurses and is aimed towards recognition of nursing excellence. So basically, this is a nursing beauty pageant of some sort, with some modelling events and photo shoot competitions in between.

This was me during the finals night. The guy right there, beside me, is Juan Carlo Bacanto, RN – the male grand winner.

With JC Bacanto, Male Grand Winner

Here are some of the highlights from last year’s Rachell Allen Image Model Search Finals Night:

Opening with my partner, Aaron.

I think I had worn the weirdest summer wear of all… Lol.

Aaron and I in our nurse’s uniform.

Candidate Number 7 as the Grand Winner.

I kinda miss the limelight. However, it is about time to turn over my title. But that doesn’t mean I’m left out. I know, I’d remain as one of the pageant’s pioneers and legacies.

Last March 15, I was asked to attend the 2012 Rachell Allen Image Model Search Finals Night  for my Final Walk and Title Turn Over. Here’s some of the photos from the event that I’d like to share:

This photo was taken after my grooming session at the back stage. My lip gloss was super red. <3

Behind the scene photo courtesy of Mr. Nanan Villalba, head of the Nanivon Team.

Instead of a night gown, I was requested to wear my white gala uniform. This is to show that I represent the nursing profession.

With Mr. Nanan of the Nanivon Team.

Now these succeeding two photos of me and JC were taken amongst the audience. We were asked to sit at the third row in front so we can access the stage quite quickly for our final walk.

I can’t find any photograph taken at the exact moment of our final walk but these photos would do. I was just happy doing the ramp once again, but this time, on a nurse’s uniform. It relives that momentous feeling I had almost a year ago when the grand winner title was bestowed upon me. And now, the new title is given to someone else who will be tasked to uplift the nursing profession through a responsible and morally-upright representation.

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Can you tell the similarity?

My ecstatic reaction from last year’s finals night, after my declaration as the grand winner.

And this year’s scenario…

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I really missed everyone from Rachell Allen – from the heads, managers, down to staff members and other collaborators…

with Sir Alvin Cloyd Dakis (founder of Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates) and Janina Gilian Santos (Nurse writer, educator, and women’s rights advocate)

From left to right: me, Sir George Delfin, JC Bacanto, and Sir Iwa Ajinomoto

CONGRATULATIONS to the very beautiful and bright Jessica Santos for bagging this year’s Rachell Allen Image Model Search Grand Winner title! (The photo below shows my clinical instructor look. Hahaha!)

From Left to right: My brother, JC, Jessica Santos, and me.

with Rachell Allen Family

And this one made my night. (Cute!)

All in all, it was a fun-filled and extraordinary night. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up. Now, the challenge of uplifting the nursing field and profession is in your hands… in the way you represent. Welcome to the club of nurse image models!

I am very honored to be part of the 2012 Rachell Allen Image Model Search. Having that short walk on stage kind of reminded me of everything that happened from last year’s search. It also made me realize how Rachell Allen Reviewers USA helped me achieve a distinct status which had been instrumental to my capacity to affect positiveness to student nurses, fellow nurses, and kababayans.

Thanks for reading!

♥ TINA ♥

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