Filipinas Who Made Us Proud in 2018
by Gretzel Lantican
Women are beautiful creatures who are destined to stand out and make a difference in the world. Their beautiful faces are more than meets the eye and these Filipinas were here to prove that back in 2018:
2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray
The embodiment of every Filipina’s true talent and beauty, Catriona Gray bagged the 2018 Miss Universe title. Her win made citizens feel inspired and hopeful to reach their dreams.
(From left to right) Vania’s metallic shirt dress, blush colored ensemble, and a feathered dress and silk gown pairing
In 2018, Vania’s elegant and romantic flair became the trend of A-list celebrities. Named as one of the leading women in the country today, she celebrated her 10-year milestone in fashion as the year’s Metrowear icon.
Filip+Inna displayed a Binudbud Terno hand dyed by the Manobo in the 2018 Ternocon
Fast fashion has been the trend for decades, but Len Cabili stands out as one of the designers who promotes local artistry worldwide. In 2018, she enrolled her brand Filip + Inna in TernoCon and the Habi Fair to showcase the works of local artisans and promote Filipino culture.
Rep. Kaka Bag-ao
Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao
Aside from beauty and fashion, women like Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao excel in politics. The human rights lawyer and agrarian reform advocate authored the following house bills: HB No. 08102, an act institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to reduce poverty and promote human capital development; and HB No. 08784, an act prohibiting racial, ethnic and religious discrimination. These bills were approved by the House of Representatives on their third and final reading, and have already been transmitted to the Senate.
Hidilyn Diaz wins the gold for the Philippines in the 53 kg weightlifting category
Like our 2018 Miss Universe, Hidilyn Diaz proved that Filipinas can make headlines in the international scene. On August 21, 2018, she made the country proud by being the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the 53 kg weightlifting category in Asian Games.
Black Belter Maybelline Masuda
Another country’s pride, Maybelline Masuda is the first Filipino to nab the black belter position last June 30, 2018 in the ASJJF Asia Pacific Jiu-jitsu Dumau Championship.
Filipinas excel in different fields. From beauty to fashion to politics to sports, they’ve done it all. With their talent, personality, intelligence, and beauty, they make the best portrayal of an ideal woman.