THE Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Dagupan hailed the selection of Gerina Chanel Ancheta, Miss Balon Dagupan 2018 1st runner-up, as this year’s Philippines’ representative to the Miss Asian International beauty pageant in Bangkok, Thailand from Feb. 26 to March 3.
Ancheta, 17, called on the SP during its regular session on Feb. 6 and asked for financial assistance to bankroll her trip to Thailand representing Dagupan City on the international stage.
The Dagupeña beauty is currently in Grade 12 (Senior High School) at the University of Pangasinan – PHINMA.
Ancheta, who hails from Brgy. Pantal, will be joined at the pageant by representatives from Manila and the Visayas, including the three candidates for Mister Asian International 2018 from the Philippines.
She is currently being trained by Aces and Queens, a camp for aspiring beauty queens that trained Miss World 2013, Megan Young, Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, and Ms. International 2016, Kylie Verzosa.
Her training includes physical fitness and mental ability.
Ancheta said she will promote Dagupan as a tourist destination when goes to Thailand for the Miss Asian beauty pageant.
Ancheta expressed her gratitude to all the people who supported her and went to advise all those also aspiring to be beauty queens like her.
“Sa mga aspiring beauty queens, kung gusto niyo talaga yung isang bagay, kailangan niyo ng hardwork, perseverance. Kailangan napaka-God fearing niyong tao. Lagi tayong dumirekta sa taas (God), kasi nasa Kanya yung kapalaran natin.
Ancheta will also represent the Philippines in the Miss Teen Globe 2018 beauty pageant in Mexico in July. (Thor Ganchero CdD)
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