Photos of Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa from her talk – Mental Health & You: How to Handle Your Mental Health at D’ Cup Coffee Republic. I just love her equal dedication to this particular cause, aside from HIV Awareness. And the video above for World Health Organization further strengthens the involvement.
Photos by Joy Arguil
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa is going beyond the beauty queen-turned-actress tag. She is now a Filipina Superhero as EPIK Studios launches her as #Osyana – “Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free. The ocean is all I want to be.”
At the History Con 2018 happening at the World Trade Center, our Queen was introduced as the lead star in the movie to be made based on the graphic novel by Charles Santino and illustrated by Jim Jimenez. Straight from the Filiipino folklores of the Badjaos, comes the fearless Sea Siren “Osyana”!
The movie will be have principal photography rolling in by 2019, with a projected release in 2020. Comic books are now available in your favorite news stands/book stores.
Video credit: Rhadson Mendoza
In what is considered the most unique three-way pageant with a cause, the Press Launch of Lhive Free Redvocates | The 2018 Search for the HIV/AIDS Advocacy Ambassadors was held at the Penthouse of West Avenue Suites with the presence of Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, Beauty Queen Maker Rodgil Flores, Dr. Jose Gerard Belimac of DOH and Ms Marionne Callo-Briones of ICI Asia to explain more about this brand-new endeavor spearheaded by the Department of Health Philippines.
There will be three (3) categories: Male, Female and Transgender Women that effectively means having three (3) top winners during the finals set for September 28 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.
This tri-pageant aims to find the most committed individuals who will speak for the HIV/AIDS Awareness campaign of the DOH. But it will still run the usual course of a pageant, with a marked focus on the ability of each candidate to become creative influencers to different sectors of the society.
“The Lhive Free Redvocates is a search for exemplary individuals who are willing to be champions of this campaign. Just like Ms. Verzosa, they will help spread information about HIV and AIDS and promote safe sex with the goal of preventing new cases.” said Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III.
As a three-way pageant, men, women and transgender women are free to join LHIVE FREE Redvocates. It is open to individuals aged 20-26 years old who have good communication skills and are passionate about the campaign’s cause.
To know more about LHIVE FREE or to join LHIVE FREE REDVOCATES, please visit http://www.redvocatespageant.com
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa does not have any qualms being a spokesperson for mental health and depression. And for that, she has become a more effective role model for the youth who are undergoing such dilemmas. She was also one of those who helped promote the awareness and importance of the Mental Health bill – which has now been mercifully signed by President Duterte to give quality and affordable mental health care in the country.
Watch the video of Kylie when she was the speaker at Miriam College for TedX talks where she discussed her advocacy.
Big shout to our very own Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa who is celebrating her birthday today.
Have a great one, my dear!
Keep pushing forward and be the constant voice for the people you inspire along the way.
I miss you! 😘
There is a side to Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon you don’t get to see that often – her sometimes quirky albeit adorable sense of self-deprecating humor.
Just like the two photos above where she took a selfie with a piglet while touring around Tokyo.
And her caption?
I found my twin! Hahahaha! Dibaaa 👏🏻😂 Super kawaii!
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On the other hand, there is a side to Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa that you don’t get to witness first-hand. A more sentimental – experience-taught – part of her becomes more prominent when speaking about the advocacy in mental health. During an interview with PEP.ph, she admitted to going through an ordeal with depression.
And in the video below, Kylie talks about how she plans to further her platform in mental health.
courtesy of Voice of Reason
Are these ladies like two peas in a pod who just might be headed for a back-to-back victory in Miss International?
Well, it might just be me thinking out loud on a Sunday afternoon after arriving from Cebu.