If you closely followed the search for Miss Teen Earth & Little Miss Earth Philippines back in 2014, there was one girl among the teen candidates who stood out with her mestiza features and tall height. Her name is Ma. Ahtisa Manalo from Candelaria, Quezon. She was only 16 then.
Now at 18 and showing so much promise to penetrate the big league of beauty pageants, Ahtisa has been totally transformed from a gangly (and chubbier) teen to a beautifully blossoming (and shapelier) debutante of an eye candy ready to take her place in the spotlight. She has been quite the diligent trainee when she was taken in under the wings of her idol’s camp. Who’s her inspiration? Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach no less. So that should answer two important questions for now.
At first, this lovely lass had trepidation going into the challenge of joining Bb. Pilipinas 2016. But after giving it some good hard thought, she is almost ready to take her position and go head-to-head with some of this year’s anticipated joiners. Some might say that she is still too young to field herself in the major beauty battle. But that’s where things start. And wherever the objective takes her for now, Ahtisa will be ready to face up to the task.
Watch out for Ma. Ahtisa Manalo! She is not just another Manalo, I assure you. 😉