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Philippines Crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017



Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez, first-time Philippine representative to the pageant, was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on Saturday night, November 4. She bested 26 other candidates in a competition that aims to promote Hispanic-American culture across the globe.


In the photo above, Marquez is flanked by her court that includes (from left to right): Katherine Añazgo Orozco of Bolivia, fourth runner-up; Karla Maria Lopez Berumen of Mexico, third runner-up; Akisha Albert of Curaçao (Virreina Hispanoamericana 2017); Maria Laís Berté of Brazil, first runner-up; and María Victoria D’Ambrosio Díaz of Venezuela, second runner-up.
Marquez’s victory came only hours after her compatriot Karen Ibasco was crowned Miss Earth 2017 on Saturday night in the Philippines.
During the question-and-answer segment Marquez was asked how she would promote Hispanic-American culture despite language barriers.

She replied: “Language can be learned but the will and determination to contribute to the organization cannot. It has to come from the heart. It has to be natural. I believe that kindness is a universal language that if you treat people with tolerance, patience and love, you will understand each other.
“The Hispanic culture is not about language only. It’s about love for God, love for country, love for history and culture and love for family. As a Filipina with a unique heritage, I have instilled that. I am ready to promote the Hispanic culture not just in Asia but in the whole world. It is time to celebrate the Hispanic culture. It is meant to be celebrated,” she said.
Beauty runs in the Marquez family. Teresita's aunt is Melanie Marquez, who was crowned Miss International 1979.

 The top 10 semifinalists being interviewed by the backstage commentator


PHOTO CREDIT: REINA HISPANOAMERICANA FACEBOOK


SOURCE: Philstar.com, 11/6/2017

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