Teresita Ssen Marquez Crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017
Wynwyn Marquez from Philippines was crowned as Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 on November 4, 2017 in SantaCruz, Bolivia. She becomes the first titleholder from her nation to claim this title. As part of her reign, the newly crowned beauty queen will be an advocate of Hispanic culture and arts awareness and appreciation throughout the year.
During the conclusion of the pageant, Maria Camila Soleibe from Colombia passed on her crown to her successor. At the same event, Curacao -was titled as Virreina Hispanoamericana and Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Bolivia were adjudged as the runner ups respectively. Total 27 delegates all over the world participated in Reina Hispanoamericana 2017.
During the pageant’s final question-and-answer round, Marquez was asked how she would promote the Hispanic-American culture with the great difficulty or barrier of language, to which she answered: “Language can be learned but the will and determination to contribute to the organization cannot. It has to come from the heart. It has to be natural. I believe that kindness is a universal language that if you treat people with tolerance, patience and love, you will understand each other. The Hispanic culture is not about language only. It’s about love for God, love for country, love for history and culture and love for family. As a Filipina with a unique heritage, I have instilled that. I am ready to promote the Hispanic culture not just in Asia but in the whole world. It is time to celebrate the Hispanic culture. It is meant to be celebrated.”
Not only did Wynwyn Marquez made a debut of her nation and continent at the said pageant, but she also became the first ever Asian to claim the title.