A golden moment for a queen
- Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - October 24, 2015 - 10:00am

Turning 50 is a milestone for most people. For Jennifer Helen Weigel-Sarmiento, one of Cebu’s lovely personalities, it was a double celebration. Understandably, the theme of her dinner party was “Royalty” as Jennifer is a certified beauty queen with her recent win as Classic Mrs. Asia International Metropolitan 2015. She is the first Filipina to bag the title at the pageant held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jennifer, a 2014 Philippines’ Best Dressed awardee, was joined by her husband engineer Edgar Mary Sarmiento and children Andrew Philip and twins Jennifer Elaine and Jasmin Ellen in welcoming her guests. Some of her prominent well-wishers flew in from Manila as well as special guests from Malaysia.

The Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu City was decked out in plush and glitter — fit for a royal’s birthday bash, thanks to the hotel’s general manager Julie Najar. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu was the first and only choice of Jennifer because it is the most impressive venue that truly leaves a mark with its sumptuous culinary offerings and excellent service.

Guests had a great time at the formal affair watching the country’s iconic singers perform — classic jazz by Jacqui Magno, OPM by music legends Hajji Alejandro, Rico J. Puno, Rey Valera and Marco Sison, and love songs by Richard Poon. The evening was capped by dancing to live band music and an exciting raffle.

Many happy returns, Jennifer!

GREETINGS

Happy birthday to our celebrator today, Olga Severino-Martel.

Advance birthday greetings to Harry Limtong, Oct. 26; Techie Velasquez, Empire Centre for Regenerative Medicine medical managing director Dev Durai, Oct. 27; CATS Motors president Felix Ang, Oct. 28; Presy Lopez Psinakis, Titang Montinola, Louie Kierulf, photographer Lorna Llanes and Jeanette Reyes, Oct. 29.

So, how was your week?

(For comments or inquiries, please e-mail me at jjlitton@indanet.com.)

ACIRC ALIGN ANDREW PHILIP CEBU CITY DEV DURAI EDGAR MARY SARMIENTO EMPIRE CENTRE JENNIFER LEFT QUOT STRONG
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