“As of now, I am more focused in preparing mentally knowing that this pageant will be aired on the national television, it gives me apprehensions because we all know that public figures are open for so much criticisms,” Escalada said.
For the next two months, the Miss Millennial entrants will spearhead the tourism campaign of their respective cities and provinces in a beauty pageant that is first of its kind in local television.
Escalada is now excited to showcase the wonderful destinations, products and people of Sarangani on the national TV.
“Now, I am much more excited to present the white sand beaches of Glan dubbed as the Boracay of the South, the majestic waterfalls of Kiamba, the historic caves of Maitum and the rich culture that is present in my hometown, Malapatan,” Escalada added.
As for her next move, Escalada said she is keen to deeply know Sarangani, and to effectively epitomize the province.
Escalada emphasized, she wants the Philippines to identify Sarangani not just because of its perfect tourism destinations and products but through its rich culture as well.
“I want to showcase to the entire Philippines how rich Sarangani’s culture is, and I want to show how proud I am that Sarangani has its first National Living Treasure in the person of Bai Estelita Labnai Tumandan Bantilan,” she said.
Escalada also appealed for support on her next journey.
“I am asking for your support, as your Pearl of Sarangani I will compete for Miss Millennial Philippines and I’m asking for your love, prayers and votes,” she added.
Miss Millennial Philippines is one of the segments of GMA’s noontime show “Eat Bulaga!” which is an annual beauty pageant for female beauty queens from the millennial generation who are beautiful, talented and intelligent.
The pageant will be launching this August and will crown its new queen in October. (Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)