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Lorraine Yolanda Encabo Hann Miss Mandaue 2019

Updated: Nov 12, 2019


Lorraine Yolanda Encabo Hann Miss Mandaue 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Designer: Mel Maria Photographer: Jon Unson

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Lorraine Yolanda Encabo Hann Miss Mandaue 2019.


Full name: Lorraine Yolanda Encabo Hann

Title/Year: Miss Mandaue 2019

Previous Title: Miss Consolacion 2017

Age: 19

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Hobbies: Swimming, Triathlon, Modelling

Platform: Youth Education Advocate

Years competed: 2017-present

Countries visited: Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, USA and Canada

Likes: music, watching netflix, traveling, outdoor activities 

Dislikes: people who are rude

Status: single

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I am Lorraine Hann. I was born in Michigan, USA but I grew up and spent most of my life in the Philippines. I have been an athlete all my life and i really enjoy my sport. I've competed in national and international swim competitions. I am also a runway and print ad model at Shutter Models Talent Management. I enjoy strolling around malls and spending time with friends just like any other teenager. I am a freshman student of Cebu Doctors’ University taking up Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?

Women empowerment is an achievable goal wherein women are capable of doing jobs that are meant for men and they are treated equally in society. It isn’t about women being more superior than men, rather is it a movement to be equal with men and I am grateful that it is evident in today’s society. We have women leaders, CEOs, athletes, etc who are capable of doing what men in those positions can do.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.

I've never really appreciated pageants until I joined one which is Miss Consolacion. I never really saw the essence and I found it unfair how you have to be that “ideal” woman to compete. When I joined Miss Consolacion, I learned that beauty pageants are so much more than what meets the eye. Beauty queens are confident, inspiring, empowered, and hard working. They have a voice to speak up for the unheard and they have a purpose which is to fulfill their advocacies.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?

-My inspiration is my mother because she is also a beauty queen herself. She is the woman who I grew up with and woman who I’ve always wanted to become in the future. She is my life teacher, best friend, supporter, manager, the list goes on. She is the reason why I kept pushing no matter how many times I wanted to give up because I wanted to make her proud.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?

Miss Mandaue is a prestigious pageant and the winners of that pageant are expected to compete in a national level pageant. More importantly, they promote your advocacy in their city. They make your advocacy a reality and I think that is something other pageants should look into. Sharing your advocacy through the Q&A is one thing but implementing it and making it happen is another.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?

We are judged based on our prepageants namely: Fitness Competition, Talent Competition, Swimsuit Competition and Media’s Choice through a press conference. The on coronation night, we have the prejudging which is the closed door interview and the actual pageant with the production number, swimsuit competition, fun wear competition, evening gown competition and the Q&A portion. All these competitions have a bearing to our scores and will rank us based on our performance.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.

My experience was like a rollercoaster because some days i feel confident and positive that I have a shot at winning the crown but on other days I feel like I'm not worthy and it isn't for me. It was truly a struggle to stay strong throughout the competition. You cant expect too much nor too less. I had so much doubts and “what ifs” as well but i was still able to finish the pageant by not only winning but by overcoming the doubts.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.

I am for youth education because I’ve always believed that they are the future of our generation. They are entitled to carry on the legacy that we leave behind. I help out with my mom’s organization the Kiwanis Club of Cebu- Mandaue Chapter because their target is feeding the children. In the near future, I want to do the same and incorporate my own advocacy by tutoring the children and teaching them basic and important topics they need to know.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?

I have been to important functions of the city like the city’s 50th Charter Day, Tax Payers’s Night, the city’s 1st Halloween Run for a cause and the pageant’s committee’s yearly feeding program.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?

Other than pageants, I excel in swimming. I've competed and won in the country’s biggest sports competition, the Palarong Pambansa. I also did triathlon and I trained of the Philippine Junior Development team back in 2015.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?

I think what made me stand out was my personality, fighting spirit and vision. Personality because I tried to be genuine and let my authentic self shine which makes me different from the other girls. A fighting spirit because I kept fighting even if I know I've made messed up a couple competitions, i moved forward from it and I didn't let it get to me. It is basically having a string mind set. Last is vision because if I win, I know exactly what to do with the title. I will use it as a stepping stone for my advocacy and to inspire the people who look up to me.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.

It was fulfilling because I've been working hard for months and I've gave up so much for this pageant. It made me believe that even if I mess up in the past, I can still redeem myself with grace and elegance. I was also surprised because i thought my performance wasn't enough to make up for the prepageants I messed up but it was and i’ll forever be grateful for that moment.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?

It is a huge responsibility because I don't just join pageants for myself but more importantly, for the people. I have a voice and I want to speak up for those who are unheard. I want to inspire others not only through my beauty and wit, but through my purpose which is my advocacy. 

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?

It helped me gain confidence because at my early teenage years, i was very shy. I was afraid of public speaking, I didn't like being the center of attention, i was afraid of having conversations with people I didn't know. Pageants definitely changed that. I am a better version of my self and I am so happy with who I am today. Pageants also made me inspire others without knowing it. I didn't expect to gain an audience and touch people’s lives.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?

It helped me in terms of self acceptance by embracing what I have. It helped me appreciate what I had. Pageants make us think that there is an ideal body that we have to achieve to be labeled as beautiful but I disagree. Pageants promotes self contentment by giving the girls a chance to showcase who they really are despite their build. That's why it’s been diverse over the years with a pageant for mothers, plus size women, transgender, etc.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?

-I see it as a challenge because I know that I’m not the perfect ideal girl everyone thinks I am. I make a lot of mistakes, I have bad days, i mess up a couple times and these make me real and authentic. This is what I want the people to know about me. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?

It definitely had to be my fighting spirit. The judges need to see how bad I want the title. Also, a pageant is a show and I need to perform very well since good performance should be evident on coronation night. The energy should be there too.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?

I prepared by having the right mindset. I cant expect too much nor too little. I had to try to think positive since I can be a pessimist. I also focused my energy on that pageant and sacrificed some things like my time with friends.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?

Move your hips, swing your arms and make sure it looks natural. Whatever feels right. Chin up and smile. Know the blocking so when the pageant comes, you’ll be more confident because you’ll know exactly where to go.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?

Pick a dress that not only flatters your body but a dress that makes you feel like yourself. Make sure that you don’t have any trouble walking with the dress and that it isn't too long because you could step on it and possible trip. The dress is important because it can pull you down if it doesn't flatter you.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?

Be authentic and straight to the point. Don't use too much flowery words. Your answers should be as realistic as it can be. Most importantly, its on how you deliver it. You should deliver it with calmness and poise. Don't talk too fast because it will make you more tense. Take your time and pause when necessary.

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

I took the prepageants for granted and only did my best during the coronation night. I should've performed better but nevertheless, the coronation is the most important and I know that I nailed it so I don't have to fix it. Rather, I already learned from it and I will move forward from it.

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?

It would have to be not performing well enough. You really have to be a performer every second on stage. Make the people’s stare worthwhile by entertaining them with your performance.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

I am a print ad and runway model at Shutter Models Talent Management since since I was 14 in 2015. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?

I can’t join any other pageant until my reign is over. So as of right now, I will focus on my advocacy and take a break from pageants until I can join one in June 2020 onwards.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

I want to be known as an influential queen. I don't only wanna be remembered for my performance on stage but I want to be remembered as making my advocacy come to life. With this, I can create change through the children who can benefit from it and the people i can inspire with it. I am an empowered queen and I will maximize it by creating change World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Lorraine Yolanda Encabo Hann Miss Mandaue 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Designer: Mel Maria Photographer: Jon Unson

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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