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Monday, August 23, 2010

Binibining Pilipinas International 2009 Died In A Car Accident

Indeed car accident happened everywhere and in fact lots of news about car accidents has been reported for the past couple of months. The recent victim is the Binibining Pilipinas Internation 2009- Melody Adelaide Manuel Gersbach. She was with her makeup artist Alden Orense, and her driver, Santos Ramos Jr were also killed during the incident. Gersbach was supposed to attend Ms. Bicolandia Executive Committee meeting for Ms. Bicolandia 2010 at the Avenue Hotel in Naga City when they collided with a assenger bus in Barangay Pawili in Bula.

My condolences to the family of Melody Gersbach. I am sure she will always beremembered by Filipinos and her friends.

More about Melody Gersbach:
Personal Life

Gersbach hailed from Daraga, Albay, in the Bicol Region. Her father is of German nationality (Wolfgang Gersbach) and her mother is a Filipina (Marina Manuel). She is a management graduate of the University of Asia and the Pacific and was managing a family business (a restaurant) in Bicol at the time of her passing.

Pageantry

Gersbach, then age 23, was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2009 on March 7, 2009. She was the first Bicolana beauty to hold a Binibining Pilipinas title since Miriam Quiambao last won the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown in 1999. Gersbach represented the Philippines in the 49th Miss International 2009 pageant on November 2009 in Macau, China, where she placed among the top 15 semifinalists.Gersbach was also one of the pageant coaches along with Stella Marquez-Araneta who help choose the wardrobe for Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2010, Venus Raj. Shortly before her passing, Gersbach said she told Raj “to relax and enjoy the Miss Universe pageant.’’

Credit: Wikipedia

3 comments:

simply kim said...

i also heard about this news and it is very sad indeed. such a beauty to die so young.. may she rest in peace.

Risma Hutabarat said...

She was beautiful.. May she rest in peace
Risma

A.M.I.N.A said...

Melanie was beautiful, talented and young.May she R.I.P.