MAKATI CITY, Philippines — She has just successfully completed her master’s thesis, but beauty queen Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo has added another feather to her cap, or rather, a jewel to her crown.
The Philippine Air Force reservist and mother of two was proclaimed Ms. Tourism Universe at the highlight of the virtual contest for Ms. Tourism 2021 contest on August 3.
Tamayo, who had an impressive resume in the beauty pageant in the Miss and Ms. categories, was also the former president of the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant. For her recent competition, she was also named Best in National Costume, Best in Speech, Best in Talent and “Most Viewed Mother” on Facebook and YouTube. She was also one of the five “most favorable candidates”.
It was Rodgil Flores, creator of beauty queens and contest mentor, of the “Kagandahang Flores” beauty camp who convinced her to give the contest another chance, she told the Inquirer in an interview. former.
“After seeing the itinerary given by Lamberto Ricalde of Megastar Productions, I said, ‘yes, I will try.’ Because originally it was supposed to take place in Thailand, ”Tamayo explained.
Organizers then opted to hold a virtual competition instead due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in many countries.
The Philippine Queen said she hoped to use the Ms. Tourism platform “to promote and bring tourism safely and responsibly into a new and better normal.” Collective immunity through vaccination is the main solution to bring back tourism, jobs, the economy and the future of the next generation. “
The competition said it was looking for “a mother who cares about the world,” and Tamayo believes she is that woman.
“I take care of my own children and the people around me,” she said.
“As mothers, we are selfless and sensitive to the needs of others. We will always have a good heart and the desire to help, ”Tamayo added.
More than 30 mothers from around the world competed for five titles in the fourth edition of the international tilt. The crown of Ms. Tourism World went to another Filipino woman, Catherine Yogi, who wore the “Philippines-Japan” scarf.
Monica Nugra from Ecuador was Ms. Tourism International, while Eztelle Roche Kaye from Singapore was Ms. Tourism Globe.
To complete the circle of winners, Peruvian Lisha Alencastre Nin who was proclaimed Ms. Tourism Earth.