While beauty queens are usually known for their goddess-like looks, there is so much more to them than meets the eye. Armed with a crown in one hand and a diploma in the other, here are 10 of the most beautiful and intelligent Filipina beauty queens!
1. Karen Ibasco
The Miss Earth 2017 titleholder also happens to have a master’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Santo Tomas. Not only that, but this queen also graduated Cum Laude when she finished her postgraduate studies!
2. Anna Theresa Licaros
This Bb. Pilipinas 2007 is now a lawyer and a professor in the prestigious UP College of Law. Earning her law degree from the same school, Anna Theresa also took the notorious Foreign Service Officer Exams in 2012 and was one of its nine passers!
3. Venus Raj
After landing the 4th runner-up spot in Miss Universe 2010, Venus predictably entered the showbiz industry. However, she chose to take a break from the limelight to pursue her Masters in Community Development in UP Diliman, where she graduated in 2017.
4. Shamcey Supsup-Lee
Shamcey finished as the 3rd runner-up in Miss Universe 2011. Before becoming a beauty queen, however, this lady graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Architecture from UP Diliman, subsequently topping the Architecture licensure exams!
5. Janine Tugonon
Almost landing the Miss Universe crown in 2012, Janine finished as the 1st runner-up in the pageant. What most people might not know is that this beauty has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Santo Tomas, where she also graduated Cum Laude.
6. Kylie Versoza
The Miss International 2016 titleholder is actually a Blue Eagle at heart! Hailing from the Ateneo de Manila University, Kylie has a degree in Business Management. Before joining Miss International, she worked as a preschool teacher while volunteering at the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, helping raise awareness about mental health.
7. Ariella Arida
Finishing 3rd runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant of 2013, Ariella also has a degree in Chemistry from UP Los Baños.
8. Catherine Untalan-Vital
The 2006 Miss Earth-Water winner graduated Cum Laude from UP Diliman with a degree in Psychology. She also received a diploma for finishing Environment and Natural Resource Management from the UP Open University.
9. Katarina Dori
The Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2017 pursued Business Management and AB Philosophy (yes, that’s a double-degree course) in De La Salle University.
10. Laura Lehmann
This beauty may have represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2017 pageant, but what a lot of people may not know is that she also has a degree in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University. Beauty and brains indeed!
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