Today, I introduce you to my guest writer, Andrea Delgado, who is no stranger to beauty contests. We share the same passion in pageantry, as she has joined several competitions before like Miss Philippines Earth 2016, Miss Global Philippines 2017 and – most recently – Jewel of the Philippines. This year, we both got involved in Miss Scuba Philippines – she as one of the organizers, me as a media partner.
From time to time, Andrea will contribute articles in between my regular blog inputs. Let us welcome her in our midst. Below is her first contribution.
The 2018 beauty pageant season will grace upon us real soon. And with several victories that the country continues to earn these past years, it is imperative to add value and elevate the standards in our aspiring beauty queens.
Maureen Montagne is a Filipino- American from Chandler, Arizona who joined Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 – where she won as a Runner Up, Miss USA 2015 – where she ranked in the Top 15, and Miss World America – a 1st Runner Up finisher just this 2017. Looks-wise alone, she should undeniably be part of the 2018 Roster of Filipino Beauty Queens. She may have been part of national pageants outside the Philippines, but it has always been her advocacy to promote her roots as a Filipina by taking part in events that encourage the appreciation for our Filipino language, culture and arts.
Maureen is perhaps molded to be a crowned beauty queen. She has been modeling since the age of 5, involved in dance classes in her university in Arizona, and of course, her Filipino heritage for which she has a deep-rooted affection for pageantry. Valued supporters believe that a regal aura, maintained physique and prior experience will be her advantage should she once again venture into the industry.
Will we be able to witness this 5’7” Fil-American’s years of hard work and preparations in the coming year? What will be the impact of a combination of Arizona and the Philippines in this scorching beauty? Most importantly, will she meet the residency requirement of the organizers on time?
Share your thoughts, dear readers.
All photos credited to Raymond Saldaña Photography.