It’s indeed a very good November for the Philippines as two of our confidently beautiful candidates have successfully bagged the crown in their respective competitions.
Karen Ibasco who won the prestigious Miss Earth 2017 pageant Saturday evening, confidently answered the question as to who Mother Earth’s biggest enemy is with, “I believe that the real problem in this world is not climate change. The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.. Karen succeeded Ms. Ecuador, Katherine Espin.
Winwyn Marquez took home the Miss Hispanoamericana title this morning, as the first and only Asian candidate to win the coveted title. She wowed the judges with her response to how she would promote the Hispanic-American culture with the prevailing language barrier.
Her winning answer was, Language can be learned but the will and determination to contribute to the organization cannot. It has to come from the heart. It has to be natural. I believe that kindness is a universal language that if you treat people with tolerance, patience and love, you will understand each other.
The Hispanic culture is not about language only. Its about love for God, love for country, love for history and culture and love for family. And as a Filipina with a unique heritage, I have instilled that. I am ready to promote the Hispanic culture not just in Asia but in the whole world. It is time to celebrate the Hispanic culture. It is meant to be celebrated.
Winwyn succeeded Miss Colombia, Maria Camila Soleibe.