Candidate No. 18 in Miss World Philippines 2018 is Kathryn Jade G. Cudiamat, 26 years old from the Province of Rizal
KJ is an only child whose father passed away when she was just 6. It helped her to become the person she is today. Her mom remarried, and is now the eldest of three. She also lived in the US for 6 years where she learned so much diversity.
After graduating Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima University- Antipolo Campus, she got work as Staff Nurse at Rizal Provincial Hospital. She enjoys working with children who bring so much joy to her. A self-confessed dog-lover, she has 2 labradors and a golden retriever. She loves singing, dancing, playing volleyball, swimming, and hiking.
Read my exclusive online Q&A with Kathryn Jade:
1) What sets you apart from the 39 other candidates of MWP?
“I can say that I am an underdog in pageantry. But I am an underdog who is willing to learn and go through the process no matter how difficult it will be. What sets me apart from others is my own story. And everyone’s story needs to be heard because somewhere and somehow, someone needs to hear it.”
2) How has your advocacy in the competition helped form the character in becoming the person that you are right now?
“I am a health advocate. I am a nurse. And it’s a wonderful thing that my core values meet the career I have. Its always been in my heart serving other people. My advocacy focuses on health, especially mental health. Our mind is the most powerful thing that we have and we should feed it right. I want to empower individuals and redefine themselves for the better. And this made me more confident to take charge and trust myself in my own capabilities that could help others.”
3) What good will it do the Miss World Philippines Organization if you win one of the titles on October 7?
“In our society today, one sensitive issue is mental health awareness. Many are suffering from anxiety and depression. Even I have experienced it before. I have close ones and even young patients who’ve tried to take away their lives. And this is very alarming for me and I want to take action on it. If I win one of the titles, one thing I will promise is that I will give my 110% in everything that I need to do, and to serve. I will keep my good intentions with me and I will empower many individuals, locally and hopefully globally.”
Photography | Ahleks Fusilero
Styling | Omar Sali
Make-Up| Ray Bien
Hair | Justin Alcazar Gonzaga Maglonzo
Designer| Ray Bien Maglonzo