Miss Baguio’s ‘easy’ answer bags crown-A A +A
Friday, September 7, 2012
“EXPLAIN what is God and why God is love?” was the final question among the top three candidates of this year’s Miss Baguio search.
For 19-year-old Kimberly Mae Penchon, who represented Happy Homes-Old Lucban Barangay, words flowed easily.
“For me, God is Love and love is God, because first, God created human beings in this world for the sake of love. He created things that could most destroy him or build him because of love and that would be human. God created us out of love because He wants to show and share His love to human beings, especially to us and in this world,” Penchon said.
Kimberly is a fourth year coed taking up Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Baguio tracing her roots in Barlig, Mountain Province.
As a veteran in beauty pageants, she also won first runner-up in the Mr. and Ms. Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio in 2011.
During the search for Miss Baguio, Penchon said it was a good and relaxing experience compared to other pageants.
“It was not that hectic when it comes to schedule and almost all of the candidates are very friendly because we often see each other in some other competitions,” she said.
She made friends with the other candidates, especially Sarah Abdul (Barangay Pacdal) the current Miss Baguio first runner-up, and second runner-up Jhumiya Viernes (Barangay Lopez Jaena).
Penchon is also into Literature. She said that most of the time, she writes poems and read adventure novels and one of her favorite novels is Amistad.
Meanwhile, her favorite spot in the city is Burnham Park because she explains it is where they often spend their family day.
Upon her crowning as Miss Baguio, she reveals if given the chance by the city government, she will start clean-up drives around the city involving the youth and to have leadership seminars.
As Miss Baguio 2012, she leaves this message to fellow Baguioites, “Let other people judge you not because you are Miss Baguio but you’re a friend to everyone, that’s what’s most important.” (Missy Grace Viernes and Agape Ian Montevilla)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 08, 2012.