Self-confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it.


My May mid-month weekend was different.  No, I did not spent it in an out-of-town travel which was used to be.

Since kiddos were at summer camp, what me and hubby decided was to attend the pageant of  Little Miss Solane 2014 held at  SMX Aura Convention Center last May 17.

Yes, its different in a way as gladness  poured out to us seeing those young ladies harness their potential to share their personality and talent.

I got two daughters. If you are following me with my social media, you definitely saw them already as I share my precious joy with them every time they made me proud as a mom.

Definitely, they are both beautiful.  Sorry, I am a mom.  LOL!

I always encourage them to harness their God-given talent to boost their self-confidence. From there, they can enjoy more life has to offer.

Little Ms. Solane 2014 Winners by Jinkee Umali of

This is what I saw in this beauty pageant.   Contenders were sharing their beauty to the crowd on how they walk, smile, carry those gorgeous dresses and even entertained us with their amazing talents.

It takes a lot of guts to face all the people and show what you got especially if one is already throwing their thoughts as they speak their minds – a reflection that they really prepare for this pageant.

As we call it a day, a Cebuana girls crowned as Little Miss Solane Cuties and Teenies.

This heritage pageant that empowers girls to be talented and successful women in the future, Little Miss Solane, has crowned Marydee Manayaga and Duchess Blythe Uybengkee as this year’s winners for Cuties and Teenies categories.

As grand winners, Marydee and Duchess each won P50,000 cash plus P50,000 worth of scholarships and developmental programs.

Little Miss Solane 2014_Cebuana girls crowned as Little Miss Solane Cuties and Teenies_photo
Photo shows from left: Isla LPG Corporation CEO Ramon del Rosario, 1st runner up winners Steph Netthel Redne Yamut (Cuties) and Ma. Dominique Trillana (Teenies), Little Miss Solane 2014 Cutie Marydee Manayaga, Little Miss Solane 2014 Teenie Duchess Blythe Uybengkee, 2nd runner up winners Ashley Kate Arindain (Cuties) and Kyla Angelica Marie De Catalina (Teenies), and Isla Petroleum and Gas CEO Shoichi Watanabe.

 According to Solane Chief Executive Ramon del Rosario “By giving them a good sense of accomplishment this early, the pageant aims to mold these young misses into successful women who create positive change in the society” which is also a worthwhile and treasured experience they will not forget forever.

I got a teen-age kid and if you will asked me if I told her about this pageant which is suited to her age –  she was excited.  Hopefully, I can encourage her to join by next year to meet new friends, learn new things and improve her skills more.

Again, our congratulations to the winners of Little Miss Solane 2014 cuties and teenies!

For more pictures and updates about the pageant, visit