Report by Arvin Cabachete
Photos by JR Noses
A special send-off party was held for Fil-Am beauty Maureen Montagne last March 11 at the Savor Bar De Vinos, Novotel Hotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City.
She will represent the country at the Miss Eco International 2018/2019 pageant on March 29 to be held in Cairo, Egypt.
Speaking to the invited press and bloggers, Montagne can’t contain her excitement for the pageant.
“I’m just super excited to compete in my first international competition. Being able to compete on an international stage really does mean so much to me.”
Montagne was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. She is of Filipino and French descent. Maureen had competed in Miss USA 2015 where she placed in the Top 15 and Miss World America 2017, placing First Princess.
Present during the event is National Director of Miss World Philippines Organization, Arnold Vegafria with the reigning queens of Miss World Philippines 2018 led by Katarina Rodriguez (Miss World Philippines 2018), Alyssa Muhlach (Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018) and Kimi Mugford (Miss Multinational Philippines 2018).
To boost her confidence, MWP 2018 queens share some special greetings to Montagne.
“So Maureen I know that you’ve been very excited for this. I know that you have the endurance to be the last queen in the Philippines competing for 2018 set of queens. I know that you’re a top competitor. You’ll give the girls run out of their money,” said Katarina Rodriguez.
As part of her preparation for the pageant, Maureen has been working to clean up the Philippines. She has been working with a lot of organization specifically the Manila Bay clean up.
“I will start working with Pasig River clean up after I come back from the pageant. I’m also doing medical missions but my main focus is to clean up the Philippines.”
Maureen is aiming for a back to back victory at the pageant which was won last year by our representative Cynthia Thomalla.