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ANGELINA DEVERA, MD Queen of the Philippines - International


PETE & BABY CRUZ A Beautiful Love Story


MESSAGE The Beautiful Life Celebration is an event closest to my heart for many reasons, because we are paying a special tribute to the Filipino American communities for their achievements.

I bow to their professionalism, community service, and dedication in setting the high standard for their positive contribution in our society. Our 2012 distinguished awardees are really to be commended for their commitment to quality in their respected fields of endeavors. They are outstanding because they put their heart and soul into their passion. Our lovely queens and beautiful girls, are all women of substance, they very much deserve recognition. I have always said that even though this was not established as a charitable foundation, we do give what we can to the worthy causes. I wish to thank everyone who’s been part of the show this year. Without your help and support this event would not be possible. Good evening at Maraming salamat po God bless ,

Monet Lu


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THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE CELEBRATION

We are sincerely grateful for your attendance and support to this fabulous event!


MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINAS USA

Jona Carmela Capino Jona is the youngest daughter of Joe and Frances Capino of Downey California. Last year, Jona represented the City of Downey at the National Young Leaders State Conference held in Irvine where she was honored as one of our nation’s most promising young leaders and received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of her outstanding dedication to educational achievement, strength of character and leadership. She was also selected and crowned Miss Teen Downey of 2011 wherein about 90 participants competed in three pageant categories. She won first placed as Miss Teen Academic, Miss Teen Sports Wear, Miss Teen Talent and best in interview. Currently a 10th grader at Cornelia Connelly High School in Anaheim, she was a recipient of the President’s Academic Achievement award, Performing Arts Scholarship, National Science League award in Biology and first honor with distinction for three consecutive semesters last and this school year with medals in honors algebra and ancient history.

ISABELLA GRADNEY An upcoming senior at the esteemed Chadwick School, Isabella is very active in her school community. In her three years at Chadwick, Isabella has been inducted into the Chinese Honor Society and the Security Board of Chadwick’s Model United Nations. She is a member of the school’s operating Ethical Leadership Committee. During her busy school week, Isabella finds time to give back to the community in tremendous ways. Although she has tutored fifth graders at Wilmington Middle School for the last three years, Isabella’s major act of philanthropy has again manifested in her love of cameras. Aspirations for her future entail lots of exploring and lots of languages. Isabella hopes to pursue International Business and Law and when asked if there is one goal she has in life it is “to be trilingual, definitely trilingual”. Isabella is most excited about what lies ahead in the domains of college and work.


MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINAS USA

JOHANNA VILLETA Johanna was born on December 10 in Los Angeles, California and currently living in San Diego. She is the youngest of the two children of Sonny and Lynn Giron Villeta. She is currently studying in San Diego Mesa College. She was a Model/TV Commercial Model in Manila. Some of the tv commercials she did were Pepsi w/ Bamboo, Smart Telecom, PH Care Feminine Wash, etc. She also modeled clothes in Chalk Magazine and Sixteen Magazine. She starred as a solo artist in a music video of a Filipino boy band “Cueshe” for their 2nd carrier single “Back To Me.”

Jessica Polene Marasigan Jessica was born on January 1994 and is the only daughter of Poly and Arlene Marasigan, who hail from Batangas, Philippines. Jessica is a senior at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. She wants to pursue a career in Journalism, news anchor. She was a volleyball varsity player and loves to get involved in School activities. Her favorite food is Thai and Filipino. Her biggest accomplishment is winning 1st runner up in The 2012 Miss Philippines USA Pageant. She also won Miss Photogenic and Sponsor’s award at Miss Pinoy Insider. She joined the pageant to gain self-confidence and have a wonderful experience. And with perseverance, determination and hard work a person of any age and race may aspire to pursue their dream.

Eren Therese Timario Eren Therese is a goal oriented individual who wants to become a pediatrician. She is currently studying pre-med and is a philosophy major as well. In her younger days, she danced ballet for a hit movie called Multiplicity which starred Michael Keaton and Andie Mcdowell. She is currently an active honors student of the national honors society of leadership and success, a volunteer at her local church, and is a delegate that placed in the top 11 for the Miss Philippines USA pageant. She also puts a lot of her time and effort in causes she believes in - American Cancer Society, World Food Program, Adopt a Family, Loaves and Fish, and Greenpeace. Aside from giving back to the community, she sings, writes songs, plays volleyball and basketball, and dances. This young lady perseveres through every life challenge with God always in mind.

BREANA PANAGUITON

Breana hails from Irvine California. She has her sights pursuing a medical degree. She is currently enrolled in UC Irvine. She is bright, vivacious and articulate. She likes to support worthy causes especially medical missions to poor countries. Some of the maxims she lives by include “Youth, once the pawn, then cannot be redeemed” and “Road is the land of a refractory wounds, so every step in life are faint pain.” She believes in living life to the fullest and enjoying her youthful days for once gone, they cannot be relived. Yet she is also a pragmatist who believes that in life we should not be risk aversive and even if we fail and fall down and get injured, we just become stronger, wiser, and more compassionate iterations of ourselves. So “Carpe Diem!”


MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINAS USA

JUSTINE RECTO

Justine is a Simi Valley resident. She was born July 1990 and has a Christian-Catholic background. She graduated from Royal High School class of 2008 and currently is enrolled in Moorpark College. She loves art, music, and movies. She also loves to dance in the genres ballet, hip hop, jazz, Polynesian. She lives by the adage, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. Life is beautiful, enjoy it.”

Victoria Abatay

As the oldest of three children, she is naturally a role model through her actions and ambitions to people that she associates with. She is a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, one of the lead dancers of a wellrespected professional Polynesian dance troupe, Tupua Productions, and a member of “Leonians of America,” a Filipino-community association based in the province of Leon, Iloilo that raises funds to build playgrounds and purchase textbooks for children in their hometown. Victoria has also recently been accepted to the California State University of Fullerton to pursue her Master’s Degree in Nursing. She ultimately envisions creating community and family resource environments by providing health education and services to youth members of Filipino communities in the surrounding counties.

Jessica Joan

Jessica Joan was born and raised in Southern California and grew up in the City of Tustin. She moved to Hollywood to pursue her dreams of modeling and acting. She is represented by CESD for modeling and has been working extensively on her acting craft. Her favorite role she has played so far was Miss Pink in the play Reservoir B*tches. She just got a role in the horror film Contracted. Jessica enjoys anything and everything nourishing to the spirit. She is a Vegan and believes that we were all created equal. Her favorites quotes she lives by is “Anything you can Confront you can Overcome” and “Love is the Answer.” Keep an eye out for this rising Star.

Natasha Dawn Aquino

Natasha is the perfect combination of sugar and spice. Born on August 8, 1994 in Southern California, she always has an entrepreneurial spirit like her mother Leila Aquino. Natasha was consistently in gifted and magnet classes and she also won several spelling bee contests. An honor student at Monroe High School’s Law and Government magnet program, she learned about American government and politics through participation in mock trials, class debates and projects as an honors student. Her dream is to own her business, doing anything related to beauty, fashion and cosmetics. Natasha is going to start that by attending Paul Mitchell School of Beauty to get her cosmetology license. Then, she will pursue a degree in business administration to learn everything she can about business, accounting and marketing.


BEAUTIFUL LOVE

PETE AND BABY CRUZ The seeds of Pete and Baby Cruz’s relationship were planted when they were in third and second grade respectively. It was literally love at first sight for Pete. It wasn’t until after both of them had graduated from college that the seeds of love began to blossom. Pete joined the Philippine Military Academy in January 1974 to fulfill his dream of becoming an air force pilot. Later that year he embarked on a journey to fulfill his childhood dream by asking for Baby’s hand in marriage. His dream came true on May 5, 1974 when Pete and Baby were united in matrimony. Pete and Baby attribute the longevity of their marriage to their faith and their family. Their family consists of their four sons (Peter Jr., III, IV, and V), their daughter (Pia), their son-in-law (Ahmad), and their three grandchildren (Sean, Sophia, and Michael). Both Pete and Baby are co-owners of a successful business, Cruz Financial Services, Inc. since 1994.

JOE & CENA SALAGUBANG Joe and Cena Salagubang met in Batangas City on March 1973 and got married on April 24, 1975. They lived a life of a simple family in Batangas, until Joe decided to go to work in Saudi Arabia on 1982. It was really hard for him to leave his family but felt he had to provide for them. His wife followed him at Saudi Arabia on 1986. That was the hardest thing they did, to leave their children. In 1989, Cena came in United States and Joe stayed in Saudi Arabia. Joe followed her on 1991. They worked with a very nice family, but it was really hard for them to be far from their children. Luckily, they were given a chance to petition their children in 1998. That was the happiest day of their lives because they were together as a family again. And now, they are blessed with five beautiful grandkids, Francheska, Joshua, Franco, Jennika and Jilliane.


BEAUTIFUL LOVE

RUBEN AND JANET NEPALES How does one get married in the USA? A quick call to a cousin solved everything. She volunteered this wedding chapel where she got married in similar circumstances. The “instant” factor produced a barrage of jokes. Where shall we hold the reception? McDonald’s or Wendy’s? Janet and I laughed at this next funny twist to our fiveyear romance. Janet was set to work – her first job, albeit temporary – the following day, Saturday. Another one for the books: bride gets married Friday, is at work Saturday. For Janet and me, the matter of getting married to each other has long been a foregone conclusion. During a private moment, she had asked specifically when I decided she was the girl I was going to marry. I thought and answered, “1983.”… God is wonderful. Yes, we’ll have an interesting story to tell our children and grandchildren.

JUN AND BRENDA STA. ANA Jun and Brenda were married in Los Angeles California on April and August of 1970. Jun was born in Dinalupihan, Bataan and grew up in Hermosa, Bataan. He is a retired US Navy. Brenda was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, and grew up in Cebu and Bohol. Brenda was a former Miss Filipino Alumni and Mrs. Philippines International. They have only 1 daughter, Brendali, a former member of American Ballet Theater. Brendali has twice won the Miss Philippines Talent and beauty pageant in 1990 and 1994. She is now married to Bazza J Holmes, a Celebrity Photographer. Former owners of Benz BMW Auto House in Artesia, Brenda and Jun are now both retired. They live in Huntington Beach, California.


QUEENS OF THE PHILIPPINES

ANGELINA DEVERA, MD Queen of the Philippines International Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology for 26 years and has been pursuing the love of medical cosmetology & aesthetics. An artistic touch is as important as great credentials, Dr. Angelina has both. She takes pride in making her patients feel comfortable, safe, secure and satisfied. In 2004 she developed a special interest in medical cosmetics. Moving forward, always aiming for beauty and perfection, she broadened her studies and training and is ready to attend to your health and image. She will empower you for the demands of the 21st century.

the Best of your Life

Angelina is Cook County Hospital Residency trained and finished in 1983. Took advanced courses in Medical Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Anti-Aging, all kinds of Lasers, and Wellness.

LOURDES BARON, MHA, MSG

Queen of the Philippines Asia-Pacific Lou Baron, on stage, walks the Parade of beauties, a total knockout in her red vintagegown, designed by the Hall of Fame designer Aureo Alonzo. She is a show stopper, wearing a red showgirl headdress made of peacock feathers, designed by Joey of Las Vegas, Nevada. At her age, she is blending very well. She recently competed in the biggest Asian Beauty pageant in the world. Fortunately, in her category, ( Mrs. Asia USA), there is no age limit. The age requirement is from 18 years: married, divorced or a single mom. After five months of rigorous training in the boot camp of beauty, she reached the finals. “First, when the host called my name with the Mrs. Friendship award and then second, The Most Photogenic award, I remember thinking, “That’s it, I’ll not make it to the magic Top Five.” When they called the 4th runner-up, all my hopes of winning Top Five vanished! Then, they announced the 3rd runner-up: LOURDES BARON, my jaw dropped! Then I heard the crowd give me another deafening Jubilation. I knew then that winning at my age of 64 is not a miracle.

Lourdes Duque Baron MHA, MSG

3rd Runner-Up, Mrs. Asia USA 2011


QUEENS OF THE PHILIPPINES

MARIA AMOR TORRES Queen of the Philippines USA Maria Amor Torres was born in the Philippines, where she learned not only how to become a successful businessperson, but also how to care for and treat people incredibly well. Maria has been exposed to good values such as “treat people like you wished that they would treat you”, or and “love your neighbor as yourself.” Maria, the philanthropist, founded The Katawang Pinoy Foundation in 2003 with the aim of uplifting the lives of body builders, aerobics instructors and others in related endeavors. She is in the Cambridge Who’s Who, a member of the Fil-Am Chamber of San Fernando Valley, a board member of –COTIFA (Council On Trade and Industry for Filipino Americans), the founder of Exotifit for Humanity, a nonprofit organization. Maria says, “I’m a doer, not a talker. What is paramount to me is executing my vision, living my dreams with passion, and to being the designer of my destiny.”


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE MARTIN NIEVERA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

We are recognizing you not just as the concert king whose immortal classic songs bring tears and joy to the crowd, but more importantly, as an artist who uses his platform to mobilize others to action such as during the tsunami fundraising efforts in the Philippines and Japan. It is our honor to induct you as standing member of an exclusive roster of successful men and women who have contributed greatly to our community with their brilliant expertise and selfless pursuits. ABOUT MARTIN: Inspired by his singer father, Bert Nievera, he returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career and by June 1982 he released his first LP, Martin...Take One. He began co-hosting the TV variety show Penthouse Live! with Pops Fernandez, who would later become his wife. His second LP was 1984’s The Best Gift. As an actor, he has starred in eleven movies and seven television series or specials. His film credits include dramas, romance, science fiction, comedy and action. He co-hosts the weekly music show called ASAP XV.

APL.DE.AP HUMANITARIAN AWARD We are recognizing Apl.de.Ap not just as Grammy winning artist and producer, but more importantly, as a humanitarian artist who uses his name to give back to the community via disaster reliefs, cultural preservation projects, and musical talent recruitments and cultivations. We also remember your energetic performance 6 years ago at the Reflections Gala, another companion project of ours. It is our honor to induct you as standing member of an exclusive roster of successful men and women who have contributed greatly to our community with their brilliant expertise and selfless pursuits. ABOUT APL.DE.AP: Born Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr., Apl is a FilipinoAmerican rapper, record producer, and occasional drummer who is best known as member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas. He Born to a Filipino mother and an AfricanAmerican father. He grew up in a poor but loving family situated in the town of Angeles, Pampanga. At the age of fourteen, his mom and stepfather allowed him, with his consent, to be adopted by a kindhearted American who took him to the U.S. to have a more promising future. He is founder of the Apl Foundation which is committed giving back to communities within the Philippines and throughout Asia. The Foundation will start by raising funds to support immediate need projects within the Philippines. Each year Allan Pineda, Apl de Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, and his team will identify and evaluate a project that needs support.


AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WALANG HANGGAN “Walang Hanggan” is the first TV series offering of ABS-CBN of 2012. Julia Montes andCoco Martin portray lovers in one of the most anticipated drama series of ABSCBN which will be the initial offering of the Kapamilya Network for 2012. Three generations, three great stories connected to one another! Ms. Susan Roces and Ms. Helen Gamboa with the special participation of Mr. Eddie Gutierrez comprised the first generation. The comeback loveteam of Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez strengthen the second generation with Rita Avila breaking them in the story. And of course, the first ever tandem of Julia Montes and Coco Martin put an everlasting romance in the third generation together with Paulo Avelino, Melissa Ricks,and Joem Bascon...the most watched tv drama series of the year

BALITANG AMERICA Balitang America is a 30-minute nightly news program of ABS-CBN International. Aired at 6:55 PM PT / 9:55 PM ET on The Filipino Channel Mondays thru Fridays, Balitang America is the reliable resource of Filipinos in the United States and Canada for news stories, events, special reports and in-depth interviews. Anchored by seasoned broadcaster Gel Santos-Relos, Balitang America focuses on issues affecting Filipino communities all over North America. Balitang America also features community events and remarkable Filipinos making an impact on American life. Balitang America is produced in Redwood Shores, California by the management and staff of ABS-CBN International’s North America News Bureau. It has correspondents all over the US and Canada and is backed by the resources of ABSCBN Global and ABS-CBN News Philippines.


ENTERTAINMENT

RYAN GALLAGHER

Ryan Gallagher has performed from New York to Seattle from Nashville to Hawaii and more! Now he is here in L.A. to perform for you with members of the amazing FASO benefitting HOPE4Children Foundation where he is one of its Youth Ambassadors.

ROBERT SHRODER and FASO (Filipino American Symphony Orchestra)

Robert or “Bob” Schroder is fulfilling destiny as musical director of the first Filipino American Symphony Orchestra. As a FilAm whose life has always been about music, it’s clear that he was born for this purpose. Destined to be the driving force behind FASO, Shroder fits all the requirements of an excellent musical director- a dynamic personality, a very good musician, outstanding experience and communication skills, an organized, efficient, and driven leader. His masterful conducting has made him a favorite of several Filipino artists who know that with Shroder as musical director of their shows and concerts, they are assured a high level of musical success. As a conductor, Robert has impeccably sensitive ears, as well as a rhythmic and interpretative sense of musicianship. He not only makes sure entries are made at the right precision and that there is a unified beat; Robert sets the tempo, executes clear preparations, listens critically and shapes the execution of the sound of the ensemble.

THE EMCEES

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Natasha Gill

Michael Walker

Aura Mae Ruiz


SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to our volunteers: Jo Solomonson Events Management/Choreographer and HOPE4Children Executive Board Marie Lemelle, Platinum Star Public Relations and HOPE4Children Executive Board Mars Cordova, Jewelry Designer/Designs by Mars and HOPE4Children Board Michael Walker Emcee/Singer and HOPE4Children Youth Director Christopher Joseph Walker Remax Realty/DJ SkyWalker and HOPE4Children Ambassador Andrew Krysiak Actor/Model and Hope4Children Ambassador Jo Quinto World Financial Group Financial Planner and HOPE4Children Ambassador

Special thanks to our donors for our HOPE4Children Silent Auction Congressman Manny Pacquiao Madonna Ciccone Grace Llana Walker & Family Vicente Jose & Josefina Llana Monet Lu Gandi Villareal Mars Cordova Jo Solomonson

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CONGRATULATIONS

JESSICA! Congratulations to our beautiful sister, daughter, and granddaughter! You will be recognized for the hard work you put forth and are deserving of everything life has to offer you. From your immense passion, having a positive attitude, to being a kind hearted person, you are an inspiration. Thank you for allowing us to be here with you through this special moment in your life. We look forward to being part of many more! Love Always,

Your Family


CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA!

WE LOVE YOU AND ARE PROUD OF YOU!


CONGRATULATIONS JOJO! You make us all proud. To God Be The Glory!!

Love, Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Kuya Josh


CONGRATULATIONS JOJO! We’re so happy that you made yourself and your parents proud.

We Love You,

Auntie Ding and Wayne


CONGRATULATIONS JOJO!

We’re so proud of you. Continue to make God and your parents proud.

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CONGRATULATIONS JONA CAPINO FIL-AM MOST BEAUTIFUL TEEN DOWNEY 2012

Dear Jona, You have reached another milestone in your life. You truly are an outstanding student both in school and the extracurricular activities you devote your time to. In school, you have maintained excellent grades and beyond school you continue to receive awards for dancing and playing the piano. You are such a delight to watch when you perform as a dancer and as a pianist. Continue believing that by perseverance you can accomplish great things in life. Congratulations for representing our City of Downey. Keep up the great work and God Bless! Love, Ninang Sonia,Lemuel,Leewell and Tiffany Capino Cruz


CONGRATULATIONS JONA CAPINO FIL-AM MOST BEAUTIFUL TEEN DOWNEY 2012

Dear Jona, With all the accomplishments you made so far, you made us very proud. Congratulations and best wishes for representing the City of Downey. God Bless and much love from: Ninang Rosemarie Capino


Dear Jona, Congratulations for representing the City of Downey as Fil-Am Most Beautiful Teen 2012 Love, Dr. Elena and Ernie Encinas

Dear Jona, Congratulations on all your accomplishments. My best wishes! Sincerely, Dr. Reza Salmassian


CONGRATULATIONS JONA CAPINO FIL-AM MOST BEAUTIFUL TEEN DOWNEY 2012

Dear Jona, Your commitment and hard work in what you love to do have proven that you are a great performer. It is always a pleasure to see you on stage. Congratulations for representing the City of Downey as Fil-Am Most Beautiful Teen 2012. God Bless and Best Wishes from:

Tita Pura, Tito Gerry, Gerald, Gerome, & Geremy Macaspac of San Francisco, CA


CONGRATULATIONS JONA CAPINO FIL-AM MOST BEAUTIFUL TEEN DOWNEY 2012

Dear Jona, You are such an awesome dancer marking your way every time you perform on stage. It is so wonderful to see you grow and mature to be a great performer and yet so humble about your terrific accomplishments. Last year, you amazed the Downey pageant judges with your talent, great character, academic excellence and wittiness to be chosen as Miss Teen Downey 2011.Continue the way you are as you are up for greater things in life. God Bless, Ninang Puree, Tito Jun and Mitchi Macaspac of San Francisco, CA.


CONGRATULATIONS JONA CAPINO FIL-AM MOST BEAUTIFUL TEEN DOWNEY 2012 Dear Jona, You have accomplished so much and have gone a long way. Academically, you have proven yourself to be among the top of your class maintaining to be in the honor roll with distinction. Your extracurricular activities are amazing. You have excelled in the world of dance such as pointe, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, musical theater and hip hop. Your love for music led you to play the piano so well. Please continue that drive you have in you as we love to hear you play those classical pieces. You are really blessed with your God given talents. Stay focus and aim high. Keep in mind that the next two years in high school will go so fast and now may just be the right time to think about the profession you want to pursue. As you think about this, please continue to strive well in your goals in life academically, mentally, physically and spiritually. We are with you along the way. With much love from: Dad, Mom, Kristina and Joseph Jr.


GREETINGS & BEST WISHES to the beautiful people at the Beautiful Life Celebration! Ninang Olsie & Tito Jerry love you JUSTINE RECTO!

CONGRATULATIONS JUSTINE RECTO! LOVE,

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Lourdes Duque Baron

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Photo taken August 3, 2011 Official photograph as Miss Philippines in Miss/Mrs. Asia USA 2011 (The biggest Asian Beauty Pageant in the world.)


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Lourdes Duque Baron MHA, MSG

3rd Runner-Up, Mrs. Asia USA 2011 64, “I thought joining the beauty pageant was my last grip to youth. WRONG!!! My life is just beginning.” Photo taken August 3, 2011 Official photograph as Miss Philippines in Miss/Mrs. Asia USA 2011 (The biggest Asian Beauty Pageant in the world.)


MISS ASIA USA 2011 “Winning at my age is a fluke!”

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OURDES DUQUE BARON, on stage, walks the

Parade of beauties, a total knockout in her red vintage gown, designed by the Hall of Fame designer from the Philippines, Aureo AlonzoShe is a show stopper, wearing a red showgirl headdress made of peacock feathers, designed by Joey of Las Vegas, Nevada. At her age, she is blending very well. She’s competing in the biggest Asian Beauty pageant in the world. Fortunately, in her category, ( Mrs. Asia USA), there is no age limit. The age requirement is from 18 years: married, divorced or a single mom. And now after five months of rigorous training in the boot camp of beauty, she reached the finals. “First, when the host called my name with the Mrs. Friendship award and then second, The Most Photogenic award, I remember thinking, “That’s it, I’ll not make it to the magic Top Five.” Joining the pageant has been a very challenging and rewarding times for Lourdes. It was important for her to win so she did everything to prepare herself in all the categories of competition. She hired a professional and top-notch pageant coach who helped her pick all her accessories including the red feather showgirl headdress. She was also a very avid delegate at the boot camp of beauty. She made sure she learned how to walk turn and answer questions (confidently) and most of all: Smile! Non stop smile! During the interview in front of the 13 judges, headed by the mayor of Redondo Beach, California, she told them “ I am 64 and LOVING IT!” I think I used my old age to my advantage that day! I sang “Cry Me a River,” for my talent portion and as I hit the highest note, the crowd of 1,400 in Redondo Beach Performing Arts exploded into a thunderous ovation. I knew then I’d receive high marks on the important talent category. As the judges prepare to announce the winners and all of us, delegates, were standing there side by side, my heart was pounding. But I remember thinking: “They are all so young but tonight, I’m already a winner of 2 awards.” When they called the 4th runner-up, all my hopes of winning Top Five vanished! Then, suddenly, they announced the 3rd runner-up: LOURDES BARON, my jaw dropped! Then I heard the crowd give me another deafening Jubilation. I knew then that winning at my age of 64 is not a miracle.

Photo taken August 3, 2011 Official photograph as Miss Philippines in Miss/Mrs. Asia USA 2011 (The biggest Asian Beauty Pageant in the world.)


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LOURDES BARON Queen of the Philippines - Asia Pacific Lourdes Duque Baron MHA, MSG

3rd Runner-Up, Mrs. Asia USA 2011 64, “I thought joining the beauty pageant was my last grip to youth. WRONG!!! My life is just beginning.” Photo taken August 3, 2011 Official photograph as Miss Philippines in Miss/Mrs. Asia USA 2011 (The biggest Asian Beauty Pageant in the world.)


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