From Aliwan Fiesta to Miss Universe Philippines: Maica Martinez and Athisa Manalo continue to be an inspiration to women!

From Aliwan Fiesta to Miss Universe Philippines: Maica Martinez and Athisa Manalo continue to be an inspiration to women!
From Aliwan Fiesta to Miss Universe Philippines: Maica Martinez and Athisa Manalo continue to be an inspiration to women!

From the stage of Aliwan Fiesta, our very own, Ahtisa Manalo and Maica Martinez, proudly represented their region during the Miss Universe Philippines 2024.

Maica Martinez made her mark in the Aliwan Fiesta stage back in 2022, where she competed with Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen Marikit Manaois. With her charm, poise and talent, she finished off making a remarkable journey as the pageant’s 1st runner up.

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@maicacablingmartinez Mabuhay NOVO ECIJANOS! I read all your messages and I am so thankful for all your kind words. I'll always be a proud Novo Ecijana, born and raised! We made history again in the @Miss Universe Philippines ♬ original sound - Maica Cabling Martinez

On the other hand, Ahtisa Manalo, who represented Quezon Province, graced the Reyna ng Aliwan stage back in 2017. She finished 2nd runner-up, embodying the spirit of a true queen. A year after, Ahtisa was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2018 and finished off as Miss International 1st runner-up during the competition in Tokyo.

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This year, we were once again awed by these lovely ladies as they went head-to-head in a competition against 53 contestants, aiming for the crown of Miss Universe Philippines.

With both bagging special awards, Maica secured a spot in the Top 20, while Ahtisa finished off as Miss Universe Philippines 2nd runner-up.

The Aliwan Fiesta Family couldn’t be prouder of these two promising ladies, and their remarkable achievements continue to inspire many women in the country.

In the upcoming Aliwan Fiesta, everyone is eagerly anticipating who will be the next to be crowned and seen in the major pageants here in the Philippines. Watch out and join us crown our new queen this coming June 27, 28 and 29! See you there!