TWO PINAY BEAUTIES TO COMPETE AT THE FIRST EVER MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT!
Two Filipina are set to compete at the First Annual MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT to be held in Bangkok, Thailand this July 24, 2013. A special send-off party was given to both ladies last July 14 at the Great Eastern Hotel in Quezon City.
Twenty two year old Mabalacat native Aura Donna LagmanGaron is more than ready for the contest. A holder of 2 beauty titles in the past ( Miss Mabalacat 2012 and Miss Global 2010) and also first runner up at the 2011 Miss Philippines USA Pageant, this 5’6″ tall beauty has prepared herself and stepped up on her preparation soon as she was handpicked as one of the Philippine delegates for the MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT. Her rigorous training resulted into a well- proportioned body structure and fine personality. Born 22 summers ago to parents Engr: June and ErmieGaron, Aura Donna believes that more than beauty, good personality and right attitude will make her stand out during the international competition. She graduated last 2011 with a degree in BS Nursing at the College of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.”I want to promote the real beauty of Philippine culture and tourism to neighboring countries here in Southeast Asia and as well as to the world. Through this objective, Filipino Communities abroad can pursue migration cooperation by promoting their rights and welfare through massive campaigns”. she enthused.
Aura Donna is also an Ambassadress of Global Workers and Family Federation, Inc. from 2011 up to present. Her duty includes promoting the rights and welfare of the migrant workers and family, update existing government services and involvement in a community group to sustain the advocacy. Aside from modeling, cultural and modern dancing, she also has the skills for hosting, Psycho-social counselling, teaching, facilitating and coaching. Like any other beauty queens, Aura Donna looks forward to bring honor and pride to the Philippines. ” This is a
dream come true for me to compete in an international pageant and a privilege as well to show the people that I can make a difference in this world”. she says.
The other lady competing for MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT 2013 is non-other than Clarize Angelica Barrameda. This twenty-one year old stunner is a former title holder of Bb. Caloocan 2011. A graduate of BS in Mass Communication at the New Era College, Clarize want to help in promoting the rich culture and the natural beauty of the Philippines to the whole world. ” I want to build friendship between our country and our neighbors here in Southeast Asia. ” she says. Clarize also went to an extensive training in personality development and pasarela in preparation for the international beauty pageant. ” I will leave it up my faith to Someone up there. With my family always on my side to support, I would say that I am more than ready to conquer any fear when I compete in Thailand. Clarize is also into acting, hosting and cooking as her prime skills. ” Aside from modeling, I really would want to see myself as a thespian in the future. Given a chance to be part of the film industry is a welcome challenge for me. I also love cooking, as many believes that the easiest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. she says. This 5’6″ tall beauty is also pursuing her Masteral Degree in Communication at the Asian Institute of Communication and Journalism. ” I do believe that Education is still the best weapon for a better and strong future, that’s the reason why I am seriously pursuing my masteral degree right now.”. Clarize says. Many of her friends wishing her the best of luck in her forth coming competition abroad. “I will do my very best not to disappoint my supporters.Definitely I can feel the pressure right now, but I also feel determined and confident to show my worth as a Filipina. This is not only for myself, my family and friends but most importantly for the Philippines”.
Both ladies underwent personality development training under the helm of Miss Hemilyn Escudero ( a popular trainor for aspiring beauty queens) of Totale Image Asia.
MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT will showcase cultural festivity a celebration of music, costumes and traditional dance. The pageant’s purpose is to unites young women around the region to share common values and foster friendship and understanding.
The Philippine franchise for MISS SOUTHEAST ASIAN BEAUTY PAGEANT was awarded to Mr. Mac Taug by the international pageant owner, the Singapore based Mr. Alan Sim. Mr. Taug is a well-known Fashion Designer at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines and the owner of M. Taug Couture.