One of the fresh faces to come out of the Island Garden City of Samal is this short-haired lady who aspires to become the representative of Davao del Norte in Miss Universe Philippines 2023. She is 23 years-old, stands 5’7”, a graduate of Secondary Education with focus on Sciences and a product of the #BinibiningDavaodelNorte pageant program.
Dianne Mae Refugio may be a beauty queen, but she is a Licensed Professional Teacher first and foremost. Her priority in life is to guide and develop the young minds of Grade 12 students in science subjects while bringing them up to speed in the area of financial education and entrepreneurship. In the process, she hopes to “transform” their knowledge into useful tools that will help create a new mindset in promoting both the tourism and agriculture potentials of her province.
“There is a saying that goes ‘change is the only constant in life.’ And if I can be instrumental in creating that positive change in others, then it would be a real fulfillment on my part.” said Dianne.
She is well aware of the wide platform a national competition like MUPH can provide its candidates. And if she makes it to the Top 40 who will make up this year’s roster, then the chance of bringing her advocacy to more members of the youth will be well worth it. After all, the LGU of Davao del Norte is 100% behind her back.
Good luck in the screenings, Dianne!
What if mabili ng bb pilipinas ang franchise simula 2023?
just because she kind of looks like Miss Vietnam Universe 2018 … ?
Transformational ang ilong nya
I always admired school teachers joining beauty pageants. To me, it takes high IQ and EQ for an effective interactive learning experience with students be driven by inner beauty more than the outer facade. That makes teachers a natural transformational leader to young impressionable minds. I believe teachers’ participation in beauty contests drives home the point that inner beauty is indeed empowering and needs a bigger platform outside of the classroom that will unleash its power.
I also think that teachers’ participation in beauty pageants lends credibility to this undertaking as a platform for advocacies, not an arena of beauty gladiators. Somehow this diminishes the stigma still associated with beauty pageants as objectification of women, and gives spiritual and emotional face to the more relevant dimensions of beauty. Finally, teachers give traction to pageantry as truly a celebration of beauty.
Transformational leadership qualities make teaching the noblest profession. What does participation by agents of transformation make of pageantry as a social construct?
Kakaloka ang statement ng Puteri Indonesia about the MU franchise. Apparently, hindi professional ang pagtransfer ng franchise kalerky. 30 years of partnership thrown into waste tapos ang bagong owner bff pa ni Anne. Hindi daw transparent ang bidding process. Ewan ko ba nakakaloka 🥴