Julieta Pineda – Mirasol Mrs. Philippines Globe Classique 2019 -2020
Updated: Jun 20, 2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Julieta Pineda – Mirasol Mrs. Philippines Globe Classique 2019 -2020.
Full name: Julieta Pineda – Mirasol
Title/Year: Mrs. Philippines Globe Classique 2019 -2020
Mrs. Philippines Globe 2019 Career Woman of the Year
Mrs. Philippines Globe 2019 Most Elegant Woman
Pageant System: Mrs. Globe
Zodiac sign: Leo
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, singing, playing the piano, exercising
Platform: Self-empowerment through Education.
Year competed: 2019
Countries Visited: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China (Hong Kong, Nantong, Shanghai), France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice), Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, South Africa, United States of America (Guam, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Washington State, Washington D.C.), Taiwan, Vietnam
Likes: Learning new skills, travelling, collecting memorabilia, spending quality time with my family, interaction on social media
Dislikes: Corruption in the government, war
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
An accounting pundit turned beauty queen, tied up in both worlds of finance and pageantry, I have been married for 20 years and a proud mom to Jef, Ram, and Gabby (19, 18, and 16, respectively). I was a full time mom for 13 years during my children's formative stage, a time I greatly cherish and consider most fulfilling. Children are only young once, and I'm glad I didn't miss that part of their lives. Furthermore, I had the chance to study different skills like baking, curtain making, and dress making during that span of time. Within this period of my life, I also completed my master’s degree in business administration which opened new opportunities for me and backed up my return to the corporate world. I am a Certified Public Accountant and has been working as Senior Assistant Accounting Manager in a prestigious conglomerate for five years now. Having financial independence is one of the things I am thankful for. It enables me to help support my family and lets me enjoy life's little pleasures like travelling. I am blessed to have travelled 19 countries in the world, and I wish to see more in the future. I count myself as independent and one who loves learning new things. In all my undertakings I make an effort to ensure that there is a happy balance between my family, friends, work, social responsibility and of course, myself. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
For me it means that we, empowered women, can confidently decide for ourselves and live our lives the way we want it, guided by our values and principles.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
Mrs. Philippines Globe was my first journey to the pageant world. When I was younger, way before my foray into this endeavor, joining a beauty tilt has crossed my mind. I somehow thought that one day I would join a beauty contest, but I never imagined it would be at the age 45! Last October 13, 2019, the dream came true as I competed with 24 candidates from all over the country vying for the crown, and by God’s grace, I was proclaimed Mrs. Philippines Globe Classique 2019.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
With the job that I have, many would agree that pageant would be the last thing that will interest me. I work with numbers. I live with data. I live with statistics. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t settle for a life that is complacent and overly content, so to speak. I wanted to grow and maximize my full potential, so I challenged myself to try something outside the ordinary. I wanted to get out of my shell and be out there. And this is where it brought me. I think that is one of the many things that I want to do during my reign – to be an inspiration to those people, especially women who have been limiting themselves, just living in the boxes they have limited themselves to move around within. I want to challenge them to get out of their comfort zones and do something different. I want them to realize that they would not know what they are capable of unless they try. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for Mrs. Philippines Globe because I believe in its advocacy to empower and transform married women and single mothers who want to make a difference.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what
is it about?
Mrs. Philippines Globe is a national beauty pageant for married women and single moms. It focuses on women empowerment and aims to make candidates feel worthier than they think they are and in the process, transforming them to be the best version of themselves. Mrs Globe is an international pageant with focus on beauty, culture and charity. Its advocacy is to help abused women through the W.I.N. (Women In Need) Foundation which provides programs of healing and empowerment. Winners of Mrs. Philippines Globe will compete for Mrs. Globe (24-45 years old category) in China, and Mrs. Globe Classique (46-55 years old category) in California, U.S.A
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Candidates were judged based on beauty, charm and poise, personality, intelligence, conduct and figure. These qualities were showcased during the national costume, swimsuit, and evening gown competitions, as well as the question and answer portion.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
Beauty queens certainly earned my respect when I joined Mrs. Philippines Globe. I learned the hard way through my experience that, great performance on stage doesn’t happen overnight – it does take a lot of hard work and dedication! As a working mom, it was not easy to divide my precious time amongst my family, work, social responsibility and pageant preparation. The journey tested my will and determination and taught me a lot about self-discipline. But going through all these made me appreciate myself more and allowed me to discover new things that I never knew I could do.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
Growing up in a family with seven siblings and being the daughter of a barber and a full time housewife, I have been a witness to how education transformed our lives and how it played a major role in our success stories. To give back, we advocate in helping students from our community who cannot afford to go to school, aiming to uplift their lives and of their families by investing in their education. This is the same reason why I am passionate in joining outreach programs providing school supplies for children from remote areas, through different organizations in which I belong. Furthermore, I am privileged to do both my passion for modelling and my commitment to charity works at the same time. This was made possible when I walked the runway for:
• Manila Fashion Ball, a fashion show for the benefit of “Operation Brave Heart”, a project to help children with congenital heart disease;
• Fashion Philanthropy III, a fashion show for the benefit of Kids Cancervive, students of Pulung Cacutud Elementary School, RSCC Orphanage and Children’s Joy Foundation.
These activities made me realize how small acts of kindness can make a significant impact in the lives of other people. I was also privileged to join the charity projects of Mrs. Philippines Globe through its Rotary Club partner. Lastly, and my personal favorite is our annual Christmas gift giving for families in my hometown which we’ve been doing for 27 years now.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I’ve appeared in a local TV show and walked the runway for charity fashion show. Due to the lockdown, we have set aside most of our activities this year and focused on alternative means to connect to people. Amidst this pandemic, I continue to be active in social media, doing my part to raise awareness in social distancing and flattening the curve.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
• I am a Certified Public Accountant and currently a Senior Assistant Accounting Manager in a corporation.
• I completed my master’s degree in business administration while taking care of my toddler and tutoring my pre-schooler and a 6th grader.
• As a traveller, I have visited 29 cities in different countries in the world.
• I became a model at age 44 which allowed me to walk the runway for charity fashion shows and use my talent for a cause.
• Winning Mrs. Philippines Globe which gave me a broader venue to promote my advocacy and inspire others, especially mothers like me
• Being a supportive wife to my husband let him achieve his goals and secure a promising career in his field of work. That too, is my accomplishment.
• Above all, giving birth and raising three wonderful children is what I consider my greatest achievement. My role as a mother defines my true purpose in life.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I believe I have the confidence, charisma and character that outshine the rest of the candidates and made me the winner. I continuously seek for self-improvement and pursuit for excellence in all my endeavors.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
The days before our coronation night were the most strenuous times of my pageant journey - the daily, intense practice, working with suppliers, (makeup, gowns, etc.) while doing my duty at work and at home. Teary-eyed, I was asking myself these questions: Why am I doing this? Why am I pushing myself so hard? Am I still doing the right thing? Is it still worth going, or should I stop? And I prayed that if God has a purpose for me, then He would give me spiritual and physical strength to continue. And in that very moment when my name was called as a winner, all those questions were answered. My happiness was overwhelming, all my hard work paid off. But what touched me most was seeing my husband and my kids in the audience with smiles on their faces. They’ve been very supportive of me all the time.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
For me, a real beauty queen wears her crown in her heart, not on her head. She takes care of herself, of other people and of the environment. She is a beauty with a purpose, uses her talents and her voice to make a difference.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life?
Competing in pageant transformed me to be the best version of myself and I intend to stay that way.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants help your self-esteem and body image?
The pageant has been an instrument to polish and transform me from a stone that was a little rough around the edges to a gem that is now shining brilliantly for the world to see.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
To be a titleholder is both an honor and a responsibility. Knowing that some people look at me as a role model, I am driven to do my best in every way I can to fulfil my duty and continue to be dedicated in my advocacy.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on-stage strategy to win the judges over?
Once you step on stage, own it and give it your best shot. Be confident, wear your best smile and enjoy the journey, all the while being true to who I am.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
It was six months before the pageant night, I was accepted as one of the candidates and from there on I started my preparation. I enrolled in a pageant training camp, where I was trained to do my own makeup, proper walking, personality development and Q&A skills. I devoted more time in reading especially current events and practiced answering pageant questions. I did regular workout routine to make my body pageant-ready. I have prepared myself physically, mentally, spiritually and of course, financially for the competition.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Wear your high heels as much as you can, as long as you can. Learn the right walk in a training camp or even watching online tutorials. Once you learned the basic, practice! Make your pageant walk your normal walk. Do it whether you’re in the office, at school, on the street or even when doing household chores at home. Let their jaws drop when they see you walking. Practice makes huge improvement!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Choose a dress that complements your beauty, body shape and personality. It should not only make you stand out, but also become one with your body, making it effortless for you to wear and showcase that dress.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
In any interview or Q&A, the most powerful answer is the one that tells a story. Be truthful and speak from your heart. There is no right or wrong answer so stick to your values and beliefs and to what you stand for. Manage your fear and speak spontaneously. And remember, always end your answer STRONG.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I believe there’s nothing to redo or fix. Everything that happened and that I did is part of the ride leading to my winning.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Comparing themselves to fellow candidates, trying to be someone else, competing with other candidates and worse, halting their progress – all these, I believe are some mistakes made by girls in a pageant. A candidate should be authentic, must be herself and compete only against her own standards. Dimming the lights of others won’t let her light shine.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modelling or acting experience?
Yes, I did fashion shows for bridal couture and modelled for fitness gym
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?
I will work hard to fulfill my duty as ambassador of Mrs. Philippines Globe and continue my advocacy through alternative ways amidst this pandemic. I pray that everything will soon go back to normal, or as close to normal as possible, and if God permits, I will compete in October 2020 for the world finals of Mrs. Globe Classique in California, USA. I am grateful and proud to represent my beloved country, Philippines, and I look forward to taking home the crown.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I want to be remembered as a symbol of inspiration through my achievements, charitable works and life story.
International Director: Dr Tracy Kemble
National Director: Carla Cabrera and Dr Mildred Vitangcol
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