IANA FAYE MARIE OLEA
Age & Profession/Education: 19, Travel Management Student
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 33 inches - 27 inches - 35 inches
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
This is where the term "the struggle is real" comes in. I had to accompany my mom to every hospital in Davao City, since she was suffering from colon cancer. Her fight was short, but she sure was a precious dime to us. My childhood was a rough one, apart from poverty,I had to go through my mom and brother's death,despite that my dad made sure that we were happy.He made me into the strong and independent woman that I am,and for that I will forever be thankful.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
y childhood was very different from other kids,since I grew up without parents.From an early age, I learned how to be independent and strong. Although I'll admit it was never easy, when my dad died, I had to go to a psychiatrist because I suffered from Separation Anxiety.I couldnt speak to anyone,I couldnt even sleep without praying. All of this, they are what molded me into the woman that I am.
Most memorable moment:
Every moment is memorable
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I want to the Miss Philippines Earth 2018 because this is one way where i could raised my voice to make my advocasy into a reality. I could be an inspiration to my fellow youth and to other people that they too can be a warrior of the earth. A warrior that will protect our Mother earth.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Ever since I was a child I have always been appreciative with natural wonders of my hometown.Growing up in a province field with green surroundings I have the important benefits of cultivating flowers, plants and trees in our environment thus inspiring me to spearhead my advocacy.My advocacy is about encouraging young people specialy,the children,to plant anything in their homes, be it a flower a tree or any living plants.it may sound simple but atleast it is realistic, attainable and sustainable.