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Albay province crowns this year’s Sili Queen and King

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The Province of Albay has crowned the 2018 Sili King and Queen.

As part of the celebration of the Magayon Festival 2018, the Hot-aw sa Kaonan Competition was held yesterday at the Peñaranda park in Legazpi City.

“The competition was divided into two categories, Male and Female and each of them were served Bicol Express and Gulay na Laing, and the first person to clean his plate was named the winner,” the province said.

Ten competitors in each category vied for this year’s chili-eating competitio.

Last year’s winner in female category Mary Jane Sorro successfully defended her crown as Sili Queen 2018.

Following her were Aiza Bas (1st Runner-Up, and Judie Lomenario (2nd Runner Up).

Meanwhile, for the Male category, Ronald Nimo was hailed as the new Sili King after finishing his plate for only 1 minute and 4 seconds.

Second to him was Jason Nantes, followed by Kevin Adeque.