Winwyn Marquez defends Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 title from critics

By: Michelle Joy L. Padayhag November 08,2017 - 10:33 PM

NEWLY crowned queen Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez defends the Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 title from critics in lengthy posts on Instagram yesterday.

“Some people say its an unknown pageant, a small pageant, an insignificant pageant, but if you really do find time to know about it you’ll be surprised what Reina Hispanoamericana is,” part of her initial post said.

“The first few days was really tough kung alam niyo lang and naiyak talaga ako pero I pushed myself and nabuhayan ako ng loob dahil sa mga Pinoy,” she said.

Marquez thanked her fans, family, supporters, and the Filipino community in Bolivia for their support throughout her journey.

According to the Reina Hispanoamericana website, the pageant, started in 1991, celebrates Hispanic heritage, language and culture.

This has become an annual pageant organized by Promociones Gloria.

Marquez is the first Asian to join the Reina Hispanoamericana. Moreover, this win by a Filipina is a historical highlight for the pageant.

She was crowned last Nov. 5 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

“To Promociones Gloria thank you for this opportunity and I will not let you down,” she said.

In the pre-pageant activities Marquez received six special awards — Miss Ipanema, first runner-up for Miss Intelligence, top three for Miss Silueta Philips (Swimsuit), top three for Best in National Costume, top five for Miss Deporta (Miss Sport) and top five for Best Smile.

In her latest Instagram post, Marquez did not forget to thank her bashers and to people who did not believe in her.

“Dahil sa mga sinabi niyo po saakin mas gusto ko patunayan sa sarili ko na kaya ko,” she added.

She also recognized Filipina beauty queens in the post.

“Sa mga PH queens mabuhay kayo hindi alam gaano kahirap pinag dadaanan natin and saludo ako sainyong lahat!” Marquez said.

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