Miss Philippines International 2015
VegasVibes Season 8 Episode 13 hosted by Esmeralda Padilla-Gould proudly features Janicel Lubina-Valera. Janicel started joining beauty pageants at the age of 16 in her hometown of Palawan Island, Philippines, where she won Mutya ng Palawan 2012. That experience has opened new doors for her to achieve her goals in life while helping provide for her family. Armed with strong determination to succeed and guidance from her mentors, Janicel competed again on the bigger stage where she won 4 more major beauty titles namely: Miss Scuba Philippines 2012 (Grand Winner), Miss Bikini Philippines 2013 (Grand Winner), Miss World Philippines 2013 (First Princess), and at the age of 19, she fulfilled her ultimate dream of winning in the prestigious national beauty pageant as Miss Philippines International 2015. She emigrated to the United States two years ago where she met the love of her life, James Valera. They tied the knot in 2018 and currently reside in Las Vegas. She recently signed as the co-host and news anchor of the top rated weekly television program on ACTV, Asian News. Janicel will report on matters that affect Asian-Americans especially those residing in Southern Nevada. Janicel defines a beautiful person as someone who is joyful, loving, caring, kind, compassionate with the willingness to help others, which are all a reflection of her glorious soul.