Dyosa Kalinangan ng Isipan at mga Kamay
Age & Profession/Education: 22, Design in Fashion
and Textiles Student
5 feet 7 inches
36 inches - 26 inches - 38 inches
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
It honestly was the most beautiful and enjoyable time of my life. I was raised by my amazing parents and grandparents and everything was just always happy. I only remember good times, simply because that’s what it mainly consisted of. I was an avid creator of fairy bread, I loved reading-especially fairytales and I would never want to come inside from playing in the garden with my Border Collie, Sapphire who was the same age as me.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
My mother taught me how to love. My Father taught me how to be strong and persistant. My Lola taught me how to re-spect not only your elders, but everyone around you and mainly yourself.My Lolo would always tell me “ attitude is what brings you up and down in life”. My aunties taught me to embrace my culture and who I am. My uncles taught me how to aways turn a negative situation into a positive one. And.. it doesn’t stop there. I am continually learning lessons everyday.
Most memorable moment:
Definitely, when my younger brother was born onto this Earth. He was actually a miracle baby as his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck during my mum’s delivery, but thankfully he survived and was deemed a miracle baby.
Achieving the highest mark in Extension 4 unit English for my Higher School Certificate in the whole state for my major work in poetry and having my name appear in the Daily Tel-egraph.
My most recent memorable moment as of recently though is when I received the email that I has made it past final screening of Miss Philippines Earth,2018- my whole family cried happy tears.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
Many reasons. The first being for that it is for a good cause, referring to the question above about my ambition in life and it being to attain happiness, this can be shown through the pursuing of my advocacy- being able to be a normal human being who has decided to make a difference for the world. Another reason would be I want to represent my roots- I have only recently started visiting the Philippines-making my first trip here when I was 18 years of age. I have in a short time grew to love the culture and I feel the pageant will allow me to embrace and get in touch with my future, especially with the events taking place around in the provinces.Lastly, just personally, I’ve found a passion in pageantry- a goal in life to achieve, something I love and enjoy.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is to impart my knowledge through my course in Fashion and Textiles in Sydney, Aus-tralia in order to work to change the world on the behalf of Mother nature.I will be doing this through the educating of everyone ,mostly the young on the environmental effect of the fashion industry globally. This will be carried out through the introduction of innovation of projects such as natural dy-ing of fabrics with things such as fruit, learning how to up-cycle our products and also source organic fabrics. This will hopefully seed an innovative mind into our young and inno-vate them to change the world for future generations to come.
Why I want to do this? Simply to promote change, to help people understand- not just politicians and scientists- but every one that we need take action on our beloved environ-ment now. It is a gift to us. And we should be appreciating it, cultivating it, loving it. I want this world to be a utopia not only for my children, but for my grandchildren and their chil-dren and the many generations to come.