Age: 19
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 34 inches - 26 inches - 35 inches
Occupation/Education: BS Psychology Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I grew up in the United States alongside my mother and father and since I was an only child I got all my parents attention. Every summer we would visit my mothers family in the Philippines until we decided to finally move here for good. Moving to the Philippines came with the struggles of adapting to this new environment which was hard because I really felt the cultural shock. However, I was able to empower myself through modeling and working with all kinds of people while discovering who I am as a person.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Growing up, my parents taught me how to holistically become an all around good person, citizen, and daughter. I was taught responsibility, the value of hard-work, and how to show respect towards all beings and to the environment.

Most memorable moment:
One of my most memorable moments in life would have to be watching sunsets with my loved ones. A particular sunset that comes to mind would be when I was in Boracay, where I was in nature, hearing the beautiful waves crash to shore while watching the stunning sunset unfold in dramatic colors. Simple, but I remember thinking to myself, “This is what it means to be happy.”

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
Growing up as a little girl I was always environmentally conscious, recycling whatever I could find in the house, always turning off the lights and unplugging anything I could find. I didn’t know why at such a young age I was so conscious, but now I see that it is because I’ve always had a heart so big for the Earth and nature. Now as a woman and a beauty queen I can use this as my advantage in obtaining a bigger platform where I can encourage others to be as environmentally conscious as I am, striving to save the Earth.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is to educate everyone of ecological sustainability. During the pandemic, we learned that keeping our world clean is vital to our survival. The pandemic made us realize that the earth really needed to breathe and now that life is slowly becoming how it was before the pandemic era, we should not forget to also take care of our home, the earth. By teaching people, especially the youth and the marginalized sector, I am sure we can be sustainable and choose green ways over polluting our home.

What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
A tip I can share with my municipality and province is to educate people from all ages and classes of society because we all have a responsibility in keeping the earth clean and habitable. As for eco-tourism, we should support and encourage outdoor activities and outdoor hang out spots because that is the perfect training to all tourists on cleaning as they go and leaving no trash in these places. And since these places are outdoors, we should take care of the ambience by planting trees so we would have a nice place to visit and this is our gift for the next and upcoming generations.