No unlucky numbers for our 13th pair in the introductory features for the Official Candidates of Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018. In fact, they are both pinned #11 in the assigned numbers. To top it all, they are the tallest in this year’s batch.
Meet 6’3” Christopher Joshua Ibañez #WalkingTall and 5’9” Jasmine U. Omay #JasmineOhMy.
Brooding good looks aside, Josh has a few more good things going for him. He is the tallest male candidate of Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018 at 6’3” and possesses such a mysterious quality on the outside that made him a favorite during runway shows. Quiet he may be in the eyes of many, he talks with a lot of sense once he starts opening up.
This #WalkingTall of a hunk is 24 years of age and studies Political Science. Outside of regular
castings in fashion shows, he is actually a good basketball player who is equally strategic in his moves when playing chess on the varsity level. From time to time, he gets to play bit parts in TV teleseryes to sustain his needs in school.
“I’m really a Cebuano but now residing in Tagaytay City which I represent in this competition. I’m all by myself here so I need to work hard for my survival. My family resides in Cebu and how I wish that they can come to Manila to watch the finals. My father died when I was 16 so the world has been very tough for us. What I have learned is to cherish every moment with the people who surround and shower us with love.”
Josh knows that his handsome face and outstanding height will always be distinct advantages. But he is also aware of the need to step up in other aspects of the contest to get into that ‘total package’ mode.
The most statuesque female candidate in Mr & Miss Hannah’s World Tourism Philippines 2018 is also one of the nicest 18 year-olds you’ll ever meet. At 5’9”, she is practically towering over the more petite ladies in the competition. But she considers that plus factor as pressure to do well. Add to that her sweet looks, and she really has the whole exercise cut out for her domination. Lets set those things aside for now, though, to see the down-to-earth side of Jasmine.
“I am a graduating Grade 12 at the AMA Computer College in Tarlac, and always busy-as-a-bee, being a Student Leader and all. Aside from serving as President of the Student Council for more than one term, I also help manage events inside the school. If that’s not enough, I also excel in Sports. I am a true-blue volleyball player, a badminton enthusiast and a swimmer. In fact, I have already started coaching in swimming as well. All in all, I would say that I am one fast learner who thrives under pressure.”
How’s the relationship with your family like?
“I love my family and I do part time jobs to help them in some of the expenses. This is also another reason why I join beauty pageants. Through this, I can make my parents proud and contribute something since I am an only child.”
Jas may be only 18, but her collective life experiences so far have been greater than what other young individuals her age have gone through. The ups have always prevailed over the downs, and she is happy to be the beautiful and responsible lady she has become. Could she be the next Miss Hannah’s female winner? Oh my!