Proudly wearing the crown on her head, Kapuso actress Teresita “Winwyn” Marquez was crowned as Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena, making her the first Pinay to compete and represent the Philippines in the said international pageant.
After winning the title on Sunday, Marquez said she would do her best to make the whole nation proud despite the little time that she has to prepare for the competition.The international pageant, on the other hand, will be held in Bolivia later this year.
“I’m just happy kasi I’m going to be the first Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas candidate, first ever Filipina to compete sa Bolivia. I’m going to fly, I think, end of October. I’m pretty nervous but it’s good na rin na malapit na siya kasi yung momentum ko nandoon pa rin. But I’m still going to train [I’m just so happy because I’m going to be the first Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas candidate, first Filipina to compete in Bolivia. I’m going to fly maybe at the end of October. I’m pretty nervous but it’s good that the pageant is near while my momentum is still here. However, I’m still going to train],” she said.
Marquez also promised to learn Spanish as it is one of the primary requirements in joining the pageant.
In an interview on Sunday, the beauty queen said that she still has to confirm if it’s really one of the requirements.
“I don’t know if I’m wrong so by tomorrow, we’re going to talk about kung ano ‘yung gagawin. Pero if anything else, laban [I don’t know if I’m wrong so by tomorrow, we’re going to talk about what to do. But if anything else, fighting],” she added.
Meanwhile, Marquez has extended her heartfelt gratitude to her supporters as she posted a photo of her, wearing the crown, on her official Instagram account.
“I can’t believe that I finally have a crown on my head and that I’ll be representing the PHILIPPINES in an international pageant. The first ever Filipina to compete in Reina Hispanoamericana. Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng sumuporta and naniwala saakin!! Hindi po madali ang sasalihan ko pero alam ko kakayanin ko po dahil sa inyo.. Laban Pilipinas! [Thank you so much to all who have supported and believed in me. The pageant which I will be joining won’t be easy, but I know I can do it because of you],” she wrote.
Actor Joey Marquez, the actress-beauty queen’s father, also congratulated his daughter through an Instagram post saying, “Congratulation Winwyn. I’m so proud of you anak [my daughter].”