Miss Philippines Earth

Miss TUBURAN, Cebu


Age: 20
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 25 inches - 36 inches
Occupation/Education: Civil Engineering Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Growing up, I truly am a very simple and conservative type of lady. I grew up on my second home (my alma mater) and have been studying for 12 years or so. I have instilled and have lived the core values that they have taught us and I have been bringing this until today. I was called the speaker of the house since I was very talkative and was also compared to a microphone because of how huge my voice is. I grew up surrounded by lots of amazing and talented people who taught me to know what my real talents are. I have gained a lot of knowledge on the different organizations that I entered and joined which honed my skills and shaped me to become a better version of myself. Without the experiences and different challenges that I encountered; I wouldn’t be where I am today.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
People have said that being a child is one of the best things in life because you have less problems, less stress, and even less things to think on and yes, I totally agree but this gave me the thought that being a child was just the beginning of learning, of gaining knowledge, and of seeing the real world. I should be thankful and be blessed enough to be on my 20th year now and that my childhood has brought me up to be the woman that I am today. Growing up, I may have a lot of things I missed on, that I didn’t get to cherish, and didn’t get to try but it was in my childhood where I saw the future me and the real me.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment so far was when I impulsively thought of joining a modelling competition which I found out in my Facebook feed while I was scrolling down. Getting interested again in modelling was one of the most unforgettable experiences that I had decided to take since I took a break from joining workshops as criticisms started to get to me. Saying to my uncle, “Let’s give it a try.”, was the phrase I wouldn’t forget because it was a powerful phrase that led me to where I am today. From then on, the “try try lang” phrase would truly be one for the books and a blessing from God as it was a door for more opportunities and endless possibilities.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
Miss Philippines Earth 2023 for me is not just a pageant or a competition but a huge platform that I believe could help us achieve what we want to happen around us as we have different young minds of ladies who want to be a catalyst of change in this ever-changing society. With the same goal of giving our society a better place to live in, I believe that my fellow candidates and I could make use of this platform to initiate, build, and connect our advocacy, projects, and responsibilities so that we could be the people that can influence the society on how we should be aware of our social responsibilities as stewards of God’s creation.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy connects with the Sustainable Development Goal # 6 which is Clean Water and Sanitation. Back in the place that I am representing which is Tuburan, its name is from the word “Tubod” which means spring. Tuburan is known for their crystal-clear springs, beaches, lakes, rivers, and the like which I believe every person should preserve and conserve. My goal of this advocacy is to help promote SDG # 6: Clean Water and Sanitation through appearances, volunteering and speaking engagements as we preserve, conserve, and remind everyone about their social responsibility. In this way, we could voice out to a lot of nations that could make our waterways and water usage a safe enough to drink from and be used by everyone else.

What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
Knowing that eco-tourism could help us know what our place and nature is about, especially about the changes that will always be inevitable, one tip that I could share is to be knowledgeable, be a friend and embrace the nature and beauty that your place has. You have to be that one person who is able to stand and talk about the beauty of the place that you are representing and talk about how beautiful it is, to connect other people from different places together, to help the local people, and to find ways and solutions to preserve the nature which could attract tourists from other countries.