Miss Philippines Earth 2018 Delegates

Fil-Florida, USA
Dyosa ng mga Sikat ng Araw
Age & Profession/Education: 18, High School Graduate
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Measurements: 33 inches - 27 inches - 37 inches

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I was fortunate to have grown up in a family that is extremely supportive of all of my endeavors. My parents taught me from such a young age that whatever activities I do with my life, I dedicate myself to them wholeheartedly. Being exposed to this outlook of life, I devoted a majority of my time to dancing ballet outside of school and I have since then cherished performing in front of large audiences.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I have learned to always take advantage of opportunities when they are given, but also seek opportunities for myself.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment was dancing Singkil at the Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance in Billingham, England with the Philippine Performing Arts Company. I’ve been thankful for staying close to my Philippine Heritage through performing, despite living in Florida for the entirety of my life, and being invited to dance at a festival outside of the country reminded me that I love sharing my pride for my culture. Being able to share the stage with performers from all over the world made me truly want to immerse myself in the Filipino Culture and celebrate the diversity that each individual has to offer.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018 because I want to be able to spread the ideal that beauty pageants do have an underlying cause to ultimately improve the well-being of the world and also to be able to have the opportunity to promote my advocacy through the media.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Water is the utmost important entity that one needs in order to survive so my environmental advocacy is worldwide access to clean water. Due to current events of developed countries, such as South Africa, losing their access to clean water, I believe in the vitality of conserving clean water in any and every location to maintain that access for healthier living conditions.