“When I was a child, I have always wanted to help others in my own simple way. My mom and my aunts would tell me a story that when I was just 4 yrs/old, I would get the loafbread of my dad just to share it to the children outside, even if they are scared of me due to my very fair skin-tone which is not common in our place since we are living near the beach. I would chase them just to be able to share the bread. Being able to share even a small portion of what we have and seeing the smile and joy on their faces makes me truly happy. That is why I make it a point wherein I would save money every year so that on Christmas day I would be able to share a portion of my earnings to those in need. And so when a designer friend of ours encouraged me to screen for a beauty pageant, my mom grabbed the opportunity for me to come out of my shell and to show to others who I truly am as a person. And ever since I started joining beauty contests, Bb. Pilipinas has always been my inspiration. I like their advocacy which is helping those who are less fortunate and in need. And the influence that they have to the people is something remarkable and impactful. And being able to win a crown would be an honour and a priviledge that I would carry with grace and with a genuine heart.”
Tell me about being the representative of Agustin del Norte in Bb. Pilipinas.
“It is very seldom that an aspirant from Agusan del Norte would try their luck for Bb. Pilipinas due to the distance. That’s why I am very thankful and grateful to the people of my province for the support that they have given to me. I am flattered by the positive feedbacks I’ve received. I am thankful to everyone who believe in me. Especially to my fellow Tubaynons, Cabadbaranons, and Butuanons who have been there to shower their support and love. From the bottom of my heart Thank you.”
Below is the personal interview of Rose.
“I am a half Filipino – half American. Born in US but grew up here in the philippines.
I started joining beauty pageant when I was 18 yrs/old. The titles I have won are;
* Mutya Hong Butuan 2nd runner up 2010
* Ms. Cabadbaran 2011
* Mutya ng Surigao del Sur 2011
* Mutya ng Caraga – Tourism 2011
* Ms. Agusan del Norte – Tourism 2012
I graduated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Father Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City. I currently working as a registered nurse at Butuan Medical Center. During my lull times, I love to play tekken7 with my brother, and I also enjoy making and experimenting on desserts. I am also into DIY Crafts and DIY jewelry during my college days.”