5’9” 15-year-old is new Miss Teen Philippines
A 15-year-old student from East Manila who pushes for women empowerment was crowned 2014 Miss Teen Philippines in a glittery pageant at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
Reissha Nicole Magadia, who studies at St. John’s Wort Montessori International School in Antipolo City and stands 5’9”, wowed the audience not only with her stunning beauty and poise, but also with her winsome charm and clever response to the question: “What’s the best advice you’ve learned from your mother?”
Magadia also received P2.6 million worth of prizes, including a college scholarship package and Sun Cellular products.
Other winners were Chiara Marie Ocampo, from Las Piñas City, first runner-up; Miss Teen Philippines-Luzon Abby Gael Angel, Olongapo City; Miss Teen Philippines-Visayas Jeri-Anna Henares, Bacolod City; and Miss Teen Philippines-Mindanao Victoria Leslie Ingram, Talisay City.
“The best advice I’ve learned from my mom is woman empowerment,” Magadia said, before she was proclaimed the first Miss Teen Philippines in seven years.
She was also the recipient of the Sun Cellular People’s Choice Award after getting the most number of text votes in the competition.
With her victory, Magadia becomes the Department of Education youth ambassador tasked to promote the value of education among the youth nationwide.
Magadia will also represent the Philippines in several global youth conferences, including the Southeast Asian Youth Program and the National Youth Parliament.
As a role model for the youth, Magadia said: “I plan to inspire the youth by embodying those values in all my actions, my deeds, and my thoughts and I guess the best way to inspire them is being the change they want to see.
“So if you want to see them that they are doing their best in their studies, you should also do it yourself.”
Sun Cellular, the pageant’s telco partner, also welcomes Magadia as the newest member of the Sun Cellular Family.
“Sun Cellular’s support for Miss Teen Philippines underscores our commitment to the youth and the advocacy they represent,” said Joan Marie Dueñas, VP and Head for Sun Cellular Postpaid.