Roanne Refrea vies for Miss Tourism World tilt!
By Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: JR Noses
“With the victory of my fellow beauty queen sisters in their respective international pageants, I’m even more inspired to give my best to win the Miss Tourism World crown.”
Such is the statement given by the stunning Roanne Refrea, the country’s bet to the Miss Tourism World pageant to be held on January 16, 2016 in Melaka, Malaysia, during her official send-off press conference held on December 14, 2015 at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila.
Roanne Refrea is the kind of woman who knows what she wants. Coming from a very influential business and political clan in Cabuyao, Laguna, she was brought up with full of awareness that life doesn’t just gyrate in the home but also embracing the verity and the heart on being of good service to others.
In her aim of giving the Philippines its third Miss Tourism World crown, Refrea underwent some rigid training and preparation for her upcoming international stint. “I consider it as a challenge and inspiration to strive for the crown in Miss Tourism world”, says Refrea. Upon winning the rights to be the official Philippines representative to the said pageant early in 2015, she’d been on full focus and concentration to prepare herself not just physically
and mentally, but also emotionally and spiritually.
Under the tutelage of the Kagandahang Flores (KF) beauty camp, Refrea mastered her graceful pasarela, poise and posture stance, by undergoing a series of personality development workshop, duck walk training, hair and make up tutorials, and the most important of all, the question and answer training. “Aside from my physical attributes and appearance, behavior and communication is what makes me beautiful.”
“The best asset of a Filipina is her personality. All of us who represent our country are beautiful but it’s the innate qualities of the Filipinas that makes her stand out from the rest”, shares Refrea when asked about the best qualities of being a Filipina that she will embodies once she set her foot in Malaysia for the competition proper.
“This will be my first time to celebrate New Year away from home and it’s also my first time without my family”. Refrea flew in to Melaka on December 28, 2015 for the start of the Miss Tourism World pageant activities. It is her aim at uplifting the global image of the Philippines not just through exposure, but by directly helping to promote the advocacy to the best of her abilities.
Roanne Refrea truly embodies natural beauty and awesome personality that will make her stand-out in the Mrs. Globe pageant. Well the only advice that I can give her is this: Don’t compete too much! Just have fun, make friends, share what you know and don’t starve yourself. Feel and be beautiful all the time!