She is young. She is what you might call a diamond in the rough. But you cannot deny that there is beauty oozing in her photos. Her name is Angelika dela Cruz, 18 summers young, stands an even 5’7″ and the winner of Miss Pagadian 2016.
Some of you might quickly snap. “Oh, she is very young and still unpolished!” I will take that. But if you come from Pagadian where local pageants for potential training and improvements are few and far between, the next step would be for someone from Manila to pluck her out of anonymity and have her train in the big city for something big and bold and challenging. This is where Angelika’s fighting spirit will come in. The photos in this feature were taken around 3rd quarter of 2016. And since then, she has slowly evolved. Just wait and see. 😉