Age & Profession/Education: 21, College Student
Height: 5 feet 4.5 inches
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
The best memories I have of my childhood are the weekly Sunday lunches we’d have at this restaurant called Mario’s. Every week we’d always be complete, all of my uncles & aunts, cousins, and grandparents. All those random conversations the adults would have over lunch, us kids running around the hallways of the restaurant or playing pokemon with our game boys. Since everything is different now, most of my relatives are abroad or busy with work, these memories are what I cherish the most. When life was simpler and care-free, but most of all, we were complete.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Growing up as the youngest of 3 girls, I was raised by a stern father and a strong-willed mother. From my father, I learned the value of hard-work. My father was not the type to spoil his children. If we wanted something, we understood that we have to work hard to get it. If we wanted to buy toys or clothes, we’d save up for it with our allowance or by doing house hold chores. Which is good because, we’ve all grown up as strong independent women. As for my mother, she taught me that I can be just as soft as I am strong. Little did I see my mother have a breakdown or cry over spilled milk, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t sensitive. Although her strength is seen in her ability to carry herself, it was her compassion to nourish my roots and watch me bloom that exposed her soft heart. She taught me to face life head on, but at the same time, not to be afraid to be vulnerable.
Most memorable moment:
The most memorable moment I have is being qualified to join and be a delegate here in Miss Philippines Earth. It has always been my dream to join a national pageant. Even if I don’t get to win this competition, at least I got this far.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
All the girls that I’m competing against are deserving to win the title. But I think what really sets me apart from them, and the reason why I want to win is that I recognize that the title goes beyond the crown. If granted the opportunity to win the title, I would fulfill this organization’s mission, which aims to increase the level of awareness on current environmental issues, and use my platform to effectively promote and be an advocate for Mother Earth.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
In line with miss philippines' earth hashtag #MPEGoesPlasticFree, I've chosen to support my city's plastic free initiative. I am proud to say that Quezon City prides itself for being a green city. I understand that garbage is one of the biggest -problems in my city, and that plastic waste has a huge percentage in that. By supporting and educating others about the plastic and styrofoam free ordinance, we will be able to lessen our plastic waste.