Tomorrow, June 13, Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong will be taking her oath as Lawyer at the Supreme Court. This will complete her 1-2 punch of significant achievements all throughout the national competition when she first passed the Bar Examinations last May 3 and then became the successor of Miss International 2018 1st Runner-Up Ahtisa Manalo last Sunday.
Patch has come a long way from the very first time that she was scouted for pageantry. She already laid her plans then – finish law school first, review and then take the bar exams before plunging into full-time training for Bb. Pilipinas. It wasn’t an easy transformation for someone like her who is more at ease with the predominantly intellectual demands of becoming a Lawyer than the required overhaul of her dressing style, learning how to do her own makeup, adjusting the way she would speak in public and walking on heels like a future Beauty Queen.
But she hurdled all of that. And now, Patch is ready to commit the next 18 months of her life as Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 who is gearing up for the mission of winning the country’s 7th Miss International crown.
Patch is ready to start with the new chapter. Once the oath-taking is over and done with, she will buckle up for intensive training as a national titleholder. And gradually learn Nihongo (日本語) in time for the 59th Miss International in Tokyo, Japan this coming November 12.