Due to a controversy regarding her residency in Lipa, Kathleen T. Gomez, winner of the recently concluded Miss Lipa Tourism 2011, humbly bequeathed her crown to the 1st Runner-up, Erika Fae Casanova.
The conferment of the title of the Miss Lipa Tourism 2011 to Ms. Casanova was announced during the flag ceremony held at the Lipa City Municipal Hall on July 18, 2011.
The 17-year-old Erica Fae Casanova is from Brgy. Marawoy, Lipa City. She is currently taking up Business Administration at the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna.
During the pageant night of Miss Lipa Tourism 2011, as candidate no. 5, she won two special awards: Best in Swimsuit and Best in Talent.