On a stormy night at the Official Residence of Ascott Makati, I was given the chance to meet Mutya ng Arizona in the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas. Her name is Jessica Duhay whose family is based in San Diego, California.
Jessica is an 18 year-old incoming sophomore at Southwestern Community College in San Diego where she studies Psychology. Aspiring to work in the mental health field, Jessica aims to bring awareness to mental health and other crucial topics as a
public/motivational speaker in the future.
She is a passionate singer and songwriter, writing and performing for her church and for several events and concerts with famous artists. With her love for music, Jessica strives to release albums and travel the world as a recording artist in hopes of fulfilling her purpose and inspiring many. As a former Miss West Coast teen USA, Miss North Hollywood Teen USA, and Miss California Teen USA 2nd runner up, she believes in beauty with a purpose and using her voice to not only achieve self fulfillment but the ultimate achievement of making a difference in the lives of others.
Among the fifteen (15) entries from the Filipino Communities abroad, Jessica comes off as the most youthfully refreshing. She knows that the competition is tough. But aiming for the highest title is something that she would want to accomplish by September 16.
Best of luck in the journey, Jessica!