Miss Silka Philippines 2019 Sends a Strong Message of Self-Care
The newly crowned Miss Silka Philippines 2019 is a true embodiment of beauty, self-love and empowerment
Silka, one of the leading skincare brands in the country, has just found its Miss Silka Philippines 2019 titleholder in Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio, a 20-year-old lass from Pampanga. With a theme backed up by messages of self-care and self-love, Miss Silka Philippines 2019 has been a successful national search for the most beautiful and empowered woman in the country.
Twenty six candidates, each representing different provinces, all vied for the national pageant title after winning their respective regional titles in the contest’s year-long run. Now on its 12th year, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 beauty pageant has served as an avenue to celebrate diversity among Filipina women, by providing regional and cultural representation nationally.
Newly crowned Miss Silka Philippines 2019 Jaimee Nicole has delivered a strong message on self-care during the Q&A portion. Caloy Buendia, runway walk trainer responsible for Miss Universe Catriona Gray’s signature lava walk, was tasked to ask this question: “How will you promote self-love?”
“I will promote self-love by starting it within myself. I believe that you cannot promote something without practicing it. And when you practice self-love, you start to show love and care for other people. I believe that you cannot give something that you do not have”,Jaimee Nicole shared.
The winning answer led to Jaimee’s win during the competition. She also bagged the special award for Miss Swimsuit 2019, which was held in the pre-pageant competition last November 28 at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center.
The newly crowned Miss Silka Philippines 2019 is indeed a true embodiment of beauty, self-love and empowerment, who knows how to use her influence as a beauty queen to push worthy causes.
Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio further shares with Metro.Style her personal advocacy after her win:
“My advocacy has always been focused on education, with the message of ‘To read as one is to lead as one’. I want the youth to once again go back to basics and value the importance and power of reading. Young people often practice the social media kind of language nowadays, and so they often forget the proper usage of language and grammar. I know that my advocacy will bring back youth awareness on the importance of using the language properly,” the 20-year-old winner said.
Jaimee Nicole has been joining beauty pageants for three years now, winning titles such as Mutya ng San Fernando 2018. She cited Miss Silka Philippines 2019 as her first ever national beauty competition. “I’ve been joining pageants since I was 17 years old. This is my first national pageant, and I honestly did not expect that I will win the crown”.
Apart from her advocacy, the new Miss Silka Philippines expressed her desire to use her cash prize to help one of the Miss Silka contestants back in 2018. “She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I know that my cash prize could help her.”
Jaimee bagged P150,000 in cash and exciting products, plus another P100,000 worth of donations to her chosen charity. Other winners include Miss Silka 1st Runner Up 2019 Angelica Corporal of Bulacan, who won P100,000; Miss Silka 2nd Runner Up 2019 Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio, who got P70,000; and Miss Silka 3rd Runner Up 2019 Krisha Andrea Pekitpekit of Cebu, who brought home P50,000. Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio, 2nd Runner Up was also awarded as Best in Casual Wear. Angelica Corporal of Bulacan, who aside from her 1st Runner Up finish, also bagged the win for Ms. Talent 2019, Ms. Photogenic, and Best in Evening Gown.
Other winners of the special awards are Ms. Juicy Cologne 2019 Kathlyn Camille Lee from Davao. The special awards for Ms. Congeniality and Popular Choice Award was given to Jewel Alexandria Palacat from Ilocandia, and Angela Milvie Bucu of Leyte, respectively. A consolation prize of P6,000 each were given to the 22 other contestants. All the contestants were also given Silka gift packs.
Multi-awarded showbiz star Angelica Panganiban, who is also the new face of Silka Green Papaya Soap, wowed the audience with her event appearance.
“I am happy to be a part of this event. I am very thankful and honored to be a Silka lady, especially that Silka has been a trusted brand for 18 years, “ Angelica said. “Silka is all about self-care. For me, you can practice self-care by taking care of yourself. Do good things. Your self-care will reflect on the outside. Take care of yourself so you can share love to other people.” R&B crooner Jason Dy also performed during the event.
Beyond beauty and glamour, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 pageant aims to serve as an inspiration to all Filipinas to value self-care, also known in Filipino as “alaga.”
"We want to focus on and remove the stigma from self-love, self-care, and independence,” said Eunice de Belen, Senior Brand Manager of Silka. “We want all Filipinas to know that self-care or “alaga sa sarili” is essential. It is not about being wrapped up in oneself, as it strengthens and enables us to fully support and take care of others (our loved ones), contribute positively to community, society, and our chosen advocacy. After all, we cannot give what we do not have. Caring or “alaga” has to start from within. Once you do that, you’ll see how much more you can give “alaga” to others” de Belen says.
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