IT IS the weekend once again. Our time to feature local eye candies as we celebrate beauty with purpose in the city of smiles. This weekend, we got hold of the beautiful Jelliane Rose Dinorog Villacuatro of Barangay Granada.
Jelliane is a pageant slayer as she bagged quite a lot of crowns over the years, including MassKara Queen 2011 first runner-up, Binibing Pamantasan Western Visayas 2010, Miss PRISSA Western Visayas 2010, Hara sang Negros 2009, Lin-ay sang Bago 2008, and Pasalamat Festival Queen 2008.
“Pageant excites me because I get to meet other candidates and I get to perform on stage. And when I bring home the crown, it makes me happy when I see my mom happy as well. Sometimes it’s also just a gamble to go to different places from big cities to the most remote barangays. I have a very nice and a very wide experience when it comes to pageantry.”
A very articulate woman, Jelliane, is easily noticed for her intelligence, confidence, and passion for performing arts.
Her fighting spirit for beauty competitions started in her high school years when she was asked to represent her class in their Ms. Intramurals. And even with little preparations, she won.
Since then, Jelliane is seen participating in big beauty pageants across the province.
“I believe that the most important competition I was able to join in was Hara sang Negros. Because aside from the fact that it’s a big pageant in the province, it taught me great lessons in life. It taught me to use my weakness as my strength. From accepting that I cannot change my color and my body, I tried to embrace my uniqueness and looked for its strength and it made me realize that it made me unique and it made me stand out. I was able to build more confidence from accepting who I am and what I am.”
Her journey in beauty tourism was not all victorious. She also shared that not winning the top crown of MassKara Queen 2011 taught her humility. And that it was not hard to accept as she was genuinely happy for the one who won the crown whom she thought really deserved to win.
“Sometimes in losing, you become a learner, humble enough to accept defeat but proud enough to learn new things and courageous enough to fight again,” she said.
When asked what her advocacy is, Jelliane said she is very passionate in empowering the youth especially in maximizing their skills and talents and unleashing their potentials.
She is currently an artistic director of a high school performing arts where she gets to choreograph young talents which is very fulfilling for her.
Jelliane dreams of owning a school someday and directing a school of performing arts as she is really passionate in performances held on stage and she wanted to share such passion among the youth.
When asked what three lessons in life she learned in her journey, the young beauty queen shared the following: 1.) Pick yourself up from the greatest failures and make your comeback greater than your setback; 2.) Keep yourself passionate. If passion dies, you forget your meaning; and 3.) Gratitude. If you are grateful there is always genuine happiness and generosity abounds.
Indeed, Jelliane is full of passion in her art. She is very infectious and nothing can seem to ever stop her. Way to go pretty one!