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Ms. Odessa Mae Tadaya: Philippines First Ms. Heritage
■ Lifestyle ■ People by Armela Patalud - Nov 4, 2014About the Pageant
The Miss Heritage pageant was founded in Zimbabwe in the year 2012 by Miss Heritage Foundation who also holds the exclusive rights to host the pageant.
More than a showcase of beauty and talent, the Miss Heritage Pageant is not like any other beauty pageant. Ms. Heritage is centered more on safeguarding and promoting the heritage of each country. The candidate from each nation stands as ambassadors for sustainable development for universal heritage promotion.The countrys first Ms. Heritage Philippines
Odessa Mae Lucquiao Tadaya hails from Camiing, Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She is a junior Tourism Management student at the University of Baguio. The 3rd child of Mr. and Mrs. Alberto and Lourdes Tadaya, Odessa loves reading and watching movies. It has been her dream to become a beauty queen and this dream finally came true when she was offered to join Ms. Filipinas, bagging the crown as the countrys first Miss Heritage Philippines.
In preparation for the upcoming pageant on December 13, 2014 in South Africa, Odessa Mae had been going to different places all over the country such as Vigan, Iloilo, and Pampanga to learn more about the Philippine heritage. Shes also been actively involved in promoting the anti-bullying act of the Philippines and is attending various workshops and seminars like the Heritage Cultural summit 2014 held in Iloilo. Recently, she attended the Raniag Festival and the Repaso de Vigan.
Since the Ms. Heritage competition is not only about physical beauty, part of her presentation as Philippines candidate is to demonstrate one Philippine handicraft, one Filipino dish, and one cultural dance. Our Ms. Heritage will be judged according to the following categories:
Pre-Pageant: Contestant Heritage Video Shoot 5%, Social Media (Facebook) 5%, Media Presence, Press, TV, Radio, Etc. 5%, National Queen Project 10%, Contestant Heritage Photo Shoot 5%.
Categories during the pageant will be: Heritage Championship Events 25%, Judges Interviews 5%, Main Event on Stage Attires & performances 35%, and Official Photo Shoot 5%.
Odessa Mae belongs to one of the most prestigious training camp for beauty queens The Kagandahang Flores. Along her journey as Ms. Heritage Philippines, she said that It is very important to learn about our heritage to know who we really are. Our past is the key to our future and whatever we do in our past has an impact to our future. So we should be careful on what we do today because it will affect the future.