Time to meet our 14th pair of Official Candidates for Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018. Two tall lookers are now ready for viewing – a fitness enthusiast who dreams of becoming a firefighter and a Church youth leader with the cuddly warmth of a true friend.
Meet Crispin C. Tabao of Tuguegarao City #FitnessLover and Honey Grace Cartasano of Antipolo City #WomanOfFaith.
He could live inside the gym if he wants to. But 21 year-old Cris is not about to spend days and nights working out. He simply manages his time well and makes sure that he faithfully follows his workout regimen without sacrificing his other essential responsibilites. This Mister Tuguegarao City 2017 titleholder wants to be the master of his own fate en route to his goal of being a future firefighter – a superhero of sorts in his own right.
“I come from one of the hottest – if not the hottest – places in the country where the famous Pancit Batil Patong originated. I stand 6 feet tall and a proud fitness lover.
During high school, I played football in Palarong Pambansa three times. Once I entered college, I decided to focus on pursuing my dreams of becoming a Law Enforcer someday.
Last year, I joined a provincial pageant and was unexpectedly crowned as Mister Tuguegarao City 2017 during the Celebration of the Pavurrulun Afi Festival. But my more precious achievement so far was passing the board exams for Criminology graduates.”
How does it feel to be part of Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018?
“It was good luck perhaps that I made the cut. And I can only thank God for the honor and the blessing. I prayed hard to be included. And when my name was called, I felt a sense of great relief because this would be my biggest competition so far.”
And your future plans after the contest?
“I want to become a firefighter to save lives and properties. I’m waiting for the quota of Region 2 to be able to apply with the Bureau of Fire Protection. And hopefully, it should become a reality this coming July.”
Honey possesses such a pleasantly kooky personality that observers won’t see upon first meeting. Give her time to warm up and she would sing like actress Anne Curtis in a heartbeat. Yes, she knows her vocal limitations but is gutsy enough not be deprived of the chance to show her so-called talent. And this is one delightful side that endears her to people instantly. On a more serious note, this beauty is a #WomanOfFaith with strong-willed determination to boot.
“Being raised by my single mom like a princess and shaped by struggles like a warrior, I’ve learned to be a strong and independent woman with God on my side. Though most people think that I’m too girly (they sometimes look at me like a barbie doll because of my physical appearance), I’m kind of different inside. I’m tough, brave and a little bit boyish.”
What makes Honey special?
“I can be a shoulder to lean on when life puts you down. That’s why I am very pleased that God appointed me to be a group leader in our church. To serve Him is my joy and to be able to inspire people to be strong but anchored in Christ is an honor.”
There is deep-seated warmth and grace in Honey. And anyone would be lucky to have her as a close friend and confidante. Will such qualities turn her into a winner in the competition? I’m sure she would want more than to be named Miss Congeniality. She aims to be Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018.