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Kathryne Grace Ogabang Abing Ms. Ecotourism Gensan 2019


Kathryne Grace Ogabang Abing Ms. Ecotourism Gensan 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Jd Landero, Handler: Metro Collection by Jana Janeo HMUA: Touch of Prince (Prince Ledesma Nagret)

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Kathryne Grace Ogabang Abing Ms. Ecotourism Gensan 2019.


Full name: Kathryne Grace Ogabang Abing

Title/Year:  Ms. Ecotourism Gensan 2019 Pageant System: Usually, the queens are being chosen through ranking system.

Age: 21 years old

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Hobbies: Love spending time with love ones, playing recreational activities and modeling

Platform: Empowering the Youth through Health, Literacy and Livelihood Program

Years competed: 2 years, 3 months in pageant world. I started in the mid 2017

Countries visited: Philippines only

Likes: Numbers, Playing table tennis and chess, modeling

Dislikes: I don't like being alone

Status: Single

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I am Kathryne Grace Abing. 21 years old. I am from Tampakan, South Cotabato, Philippines. I am a BS Accountancy graduate of Holy Trinity College of General Santos City for along with my dream to become a Certified Public Accountant. During my college days, I was a leader. I was the Vice President of HTC Commission on Audit, a Finance officer of HTC-JPIA 2017 and the HTC Representative of the National Federation of Junior Philippines Institute of Accountants. Pageantry is also within the sphere of my interest. I conquer the world of pageantry with the following stints: Miss CBMA 2018, Miss HTC 2018 1RU, Mutya ng South Cotabato 2018 Finalists, Holy Trinity College Ambassador of Goodwill 2017, Region 12 Ambassador of Goodwill 2018 and ranked 4th Runner up in the Philippines Ambassador of Goodwill 2018 and awarded as the Best in Advocacy (Epitome of Benevolence) during the National Midyear Convention of Accountants last October 2018. Recently, I was hailed as the Miss Ecotourism Gensan. My sense of responsibility and willingness to learn things inside and outside my comfort zone are just some of my personal attributes that could hopefully inspire others to go an extra mile in developing themselves. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you? Women empowerment would mean helping women to go an extra mile in developing themselves, that is, to demonstrate the culture of excellence and global competence of being responsible individuals.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. I was once an underdog candidate. In my first attempt in joining a pageant, I let hesitations, doubts and negativity consume me. That emotional struggle and pessimism led me to lose. However, I realized that I shouldn't compare myself to anyone. I should not let the negative voice inside me to take over. By God's grace, I became successful in attempting to bag various awards and the crown on my succeeding pageants

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? I was surrounded with friends who were beauty queens and kings of our community. They were my eye opener to the pageant world. And fortunately, I was mentored with one of the best handlers in our city and they made me become a beauty queen with a purpose.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? I chose it for me to continue the advocate that I had started-The Youth Empowerment through Health, Literacy and Livelihood. And Miss Tourism Gensan is one great avenue for me to become an icon of inspiration to people of all ages. I have always believe that empowering the people especially the youth is empowering the community that will, somehow, boost our tourism. Fortunately, I was hailed as the Miss Ecotourism Gensan 2019. It is also a great tool for me to encourage the youth to provide green movements and platforms of progress and advancement that doesn't necessarily put our nature in risk because it's our gift to our future children.

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? Pageantry is not about glitz, glamour and sophistication. But it's an avenue for self-expression, raising social awareness and most especially, empowering every individuals gifted with beauty, wit and confidence. Every individual who step on that stage has always been given an opportunity to accomplish great things from humble beginning. Pageantry is not just a show, it's a power to transform people and the society.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? Beauty. Wit. Personality. These are just few of the characters a beauty queen being judged. Somehow, bashers are always present. I usually hear a lot of negative thoughts from them, body shaming is an example. However, I don't mind them as a negative impact in winning a competition. Instead, they are my pushing mechanism to go an extra mile in developing and improving myself.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. I am very grateful I have family and friends who were cheering, comforting me all through out my journey. Whether I win or lose, results is just one thing. What is important is I gave all my best in every exposure. I always believe that we can not control situations that come our way, but we can control on how we react to them, which is very important.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. I have always into empowering my fellow youth. I used to initiate youth skills development program such as entrepreneurial skills. Because I believe that it is practical in strengthening positive outlook in life and also developing skillset in the radically changing global village. I also had come up to a project entitled "Bayad ni Juan: Health, Literacy and Livelihood Program" where it hailed as Epitome of Benevolence (Best in Advocacy) during my pageant in the Ms Philippines Ambassador of  Goodwill of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA). Realizing this thrust I believe would help fellow youth be inspired to maximize our potential as a torch bearer of hope of our fatherland.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? Winning in pageants is not just about the title and the crown but more of the responsibility after getting the crown. Aside from being adjudicator to some of beauty pageants and giving personality develop

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? Winning in pageants is not just about the title and the crown but more of the responsibility after getting the crown. Aside from being adjudicator to some of beauty pageants and giving personality development and seminars to some models in town, I had been into a lot of community building where I and my team put my advocay into actions. I had initiated my advocacy in some barangays(small village) in General Santos City and also in neighboring community like Koronadal City, Cotabato City and Malungon, Sarangani Province. It's such an overwhelming feeling that you contribute or you influence something in the society because I always believe that our years of existence would be meaningless if we haven't done anything for humanity.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a passer of Civil Service Professional in the Philippines. I was hailed as Mutya ng South Cotabato 2018 Finalist, Ms. Holy Trinity College Ambassador of Goodwill 2018, Ms. Region XII Ambassador of Goodwill 2018, Top 5 finalist in the Ms. Philippines Ambassador of Goodwill 2018, Miss College of Business Management and Accountancy 2018, Miss Holy Trinity College 1stRU, and recently Ms Ecotourism Gensan.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? Confidence is the key. And for me to gain confidence is to believe in my capabilities, to believe in myself. Because mind is always over than matter. And if your mind conceive it, and your heart believe it, you can achieve it.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? Confidence makes a person stand out. I have always believe that I have this aura to become a beauty ambassador that is why I put it in my mind that I can do it and I can stand out. Because the only way to achieve impossible things is to believe that it is possible.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. The first time I won a title was so epic. I didn't hear anything neither my name being called. It saddened me. But when I saw my friends and family shouting and smiling that's when the time I realized I was the winner. And all that I said to myself "Thank you, Lord!" and the rest is history. I always believe that if I win, I will put it in my heart with humility and if I will lose, I will put it in my mind for improvements.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? Being a beauty queen is not about the title, it's always coupled with responsibility. And for me it's very important because being a beauty queen is a paragon of virtue and an icon of inspiration to people of all ages.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Pageantry really transform me to become a better version of myself. It gave me and will give me more opportunities to accomplish great things from humble beginning. It also become my outlet and a great avenue to raise awareness for certain causes and to put my advocacy into actions.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? Pageantry help me in almost over all aspect of me as a person. It didn't change me as I am but rather it improves me to become a better version of myself especially my confidence, my communication skills, the way I perceive things, the way I react on the situation among others.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? Being an icon of inspiration is such an overwhelming feeling. And that serves as my pushing mechanism to be better and to do more as a public figure.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Always walk with confidence. Walk as if you're a supermodel be of a famous fashion show. Walk with your heart, that's the secret.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? Dress really depends on the shape of your body and on the personality that you have. If you feel like you have an angelic personality or a fierce one,  choose the one that depicts who you are.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? Imagine you a in an empty box alone and then answer it with your heart with conviction and confidence. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? I prepared a lot as if it was my last competition. I prepared myself mentally, physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually. Always think beyond the box.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?

Every time I stutter, I'm out of focus and then I started overthinking. That's wrong. I should still maintain the grace despite the pressure, deep breath and finish it.

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? Comparing their self to other candidates is such a wrong move. Because the moment you compare yourself, your confidence is depleting. Always remember, when you're in a competition, believe in yourself.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I haven't tried acting. I had been into local fashion shows. As of now, I am a freelance model.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen? My plans is to serve the community I am in. As a Miss Ecotourism, I will still continue my advocacy which is youth empowerment. But this time I'll also initiate green movements like planting trees and coastal clean up drive with them for I know taking good care of our environment is not just a responsibility but it's our gift to our future children.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I wanted to really inculcate to people's mind thay we beauty queens aren't just have pretty face but we have this golden heart to inspire people by influencing them with our good actions because I always believe that our years of existence would be meaningless if we haven't done anything for humanity. I may die but the influence that I have engraved to someone's heart will leave forever.

Director: Jana Janeo and Prince Nagret World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Kathryne Grace Ogabang Abing Ms. Ecotourism Gensan 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Jd Landero, Handler: Metro Collection by Jana Janeo HMUA: Touch of Prince (Prince Ledesma Nagret)

Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org

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