Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 25 inches - 34 inches
Occupation/Education: Tourism Management Student
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
As far as I can remember, my childhood during those times were happy and very easy but that’s also the time where I started to get bullied by the other people because of how I look. Everything was so peaceful, the world before was happy, and my parents weren’t that stressed when it comes to providing our needs. Now that I’ve become an adult, I finally understand what life really is.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I’ve learned that not everyone will really like you. I’ve learned that if you don’t accept yourself for who you are, then your life will be messy and you’re not going to be able to make it to your best potential. And lastly, I’ve learned that beauty has no definite standard, because everyone of us, no matter what our color, size, or shape is, is absolutely beautiful in our own way.
Most memorable moment:
My best memorable moment so far was the time I was crowned as Binibining Nueva Ecija 2022. Because I knew that God is the one behind it. After the competition, a lot of opportunities have opened. I’ve experienced things that I’ve never experienced before, like eating in fancy restaurants, traveling to the best places in Manila like Okada, give back to my parents, buy things for myself using my own money, and many more. Although I’m still far from my dream life, I know that I’m already far from the life I had before. And I am happy, knowing that I’ll make it to my dreams soon.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I believe that we all have the capability to take care of our environment and be a trailblazer to the people especially in mitigating global warming. But I want to use my uniqueness as an asset to make our Earth a safer planet. There are people out there who are marginalized in our society, and as an aspiring Miss Philippines Earth, I want to be their light and motivation to go outside of their comfort zone so that they can be a responsible citizen in our community. I believe that individually we can make a difference, but our collaborative effort can create a bigger impact in our community.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My advocacy is all about sustainable farming which focuses on more organic ways to grow and harvest a crop. Environmental issues are all-encompassing. It does not only involve wastes, it does not only entail recycling. It’s not only about clean air or clean water. The Earth itself is our greatest food provider. To help Mother Earth, we should practice sustainable and environment-friendly living, which can begin with sustainable and eco-friendly farming.
What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
Our province, Nueva Ecija is known as the Rice Granary of the Philippines and our vast lands of agriculture is the reason why many people is visiting our place and for me, sustainable farming is a great help to promote the eco-tourism in our province. Because producing local food is strongly encouraged by sustainable farming. Local food systems allow for the reinvestment of funds back into the local communities. Following that, the money circulates around the neighborhood, creating jobs for individuals. Sustainable farming also plays a significant environmental role in local communities.