Get to know your #Binibini33 Jessarie Dumaguing through her life struggles and a melanated skin that became her ticket to being popularly called “Black”.
Jessarie was very young when her parents parted ways. She was left in the care of a uncle whose scarcity in life prompted her to draw for her classmates’ projects and do mural paintings at school just to get the occasional allowance and somehow make it through elementary and high school.
It didn’t take long before she decided to chase her dreams of pursuing college in Puerto Princesa where she initially accepted work as a househelp to save money – just like a slice in the life story of former Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina-Valera. She was eventually discovered for modeling and pageantry. The rest is history, as she was given the monicker “Black” due to a dark skin that always sets her apart from the other aspiring dreamers in Palawan.
Jessarie Dumaguing is 23. She finished a degree of Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from the Palawan State University. She advocates for the promotion of education to the youth. She is also the current Ambassador of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), also known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR).