The Cultural Center of Laguna was filled with excitement as Mr. and Ms. Laguna University 2016- The Coronation Night commenced last November 18, 2015. Lady Ann Dimailig of the College of Education was hailed as the new queen after beating the other 12 candidates for Ms. LU 2016. Lexter Julian of the College of Entrepreneurship and Management won the title of Mr. LU 2016 after a tough competition with the other 8 candidates.
The 13 ladies and 9 gentlemen were trimmed into Top 5 after the Casual Wear, Swim Wear, and Formal Wear Competition and all scores went back to zero before the Question and Answer Portion. The 5 female finalists Vanessa Garcia-BAC, Lady Ann Dimailig-BSED, Rose Ann Andaya-HCS, Mariella Crystel San Antonio-BAC, and Marilyn Ponce-BSEntrep and 5 male finalists Anthony Espinola-BSME, John Lloyd Rodriguez-BSIT, John-vee Abordo-BAC, Lexter Julian-BSEntrep, and Carlo Labita-BSTM, answered the questions with confidence and bravado. Members of the board of Judges include the movie and TV series director, Direk Dado Lumibao, Mr. Maxim Salvosa of MetroHair Los Baños, Mr. Neil Marlon Samosa- Human Resource Manager of Mivivienda Corporation, Arch. Mansley Kimhoko, and Dr.Russel Akim Malabanan. Marlyn Ponce of CEMA and Rose Ann Andaya of CHS were crowned as the 1st and 2nd runner up for Ms. LU 2016, while John Lloyd Rodriguez of CAST and Carlo Labita of CEMA were concluded as the 1st and 2nd runner up for Mr. LU 2016.
The Coronation Night was hosted by Prof. Rachelle Abella and Mr.Renz Angel Natividad.