Crowned beauties of the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 are in Puerto Princesa City for tourism promotions in partnership with the Sheridan Group of Companies.
Spanish beauty queen Chaiyenne Huisman, who was named the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019, led the group that arrived on Thursday, October 24, for a series of tourism-related activities, such as visiting Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan to help promote the underground river.
Huisman said they also intend to socialize with the residents of the city to share her advocacy about having a “positive outlook” in life.
“I’ve been told that Palawan is a very beautiful place and I hope we can have a chance to meet some more people on our trip. Because I feel like we go to other locations, but we don’t really get to socialize as much as we would like to. It will be nice to sit down with a few people and have a chat with them and see what they are saying since I like to listen. I can share with them my advocacy on having a positive outlook in life,” she said in an interview on Thursday evening.
Huisman was with first runner up Eonna Constanza Santana from the Dominican Republic, second runner up Jessica Victoria Cianchino of Canada, third runner up Carolina Schuler of Brazil and fourth runner up Fiorella Sofia Cortéz Arbenz from Costa Rica.
She said if she will not get the chance to visit the city this year, she will come back in February 2020 to socialize more and do scuba diving, which is on top of her bucket list.
During her reign, she plans to visit schools and universities to speak up about certain situations.
“My advocacy is mainly about a positive outlook in life because I believe that you can go further by thinking positively instead of negative because a lot of people nowadays let themselves be impacted by negative attitude,” she said.
She said that it would be a better thing if everyone could stand together and help each other out.
“Everyone has advocacy and I don’t really want to focus on just one thing in particular because I believe there’s a lot of issues that we can speak about and they’ll connect in some kind of way. So, yes, mental health is part of being positive as well. Because there is a lot of people, they let themselves be influenced by negativity and end up with depression or anxiety,” she said.
Huisman along with other crowned queens first runner up Eonna Constanza Santana from Dominican Republic; second runner up Jessica Victoria Cianchino of Canada; third runner up Carolina Schuler of Brazil; and fourth runner up Fiorella Sofia Cortéz Arbenz from Costa Rica will have first their trip to Sheridan Resorts Spa on Friday as part of their schedule.
Miss Asia Pacific International queens were also joined by the chairman of Sheridan Group of Companies, Joseph T. Tan during the dinner.