ABQ Bio: Aura Donna Garon
Aura Donna Garon is one of two Filipinas hand-picked to compete in the Miss South East Asian 2013 beauty pageant to be held on July 24, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are some basic details on Donna:
Name: Aura Donna Garon better known as “Donna”
Age: 22 (as of July 2013)
Educational Background: Bachelor of Nursing, College of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pampanga
Donna divides her time between the Philippines and the US. When in the Philippines, she considers Mabalacat, Pampanga her home and when in the US, she stays in San Diego but has lived a considerable number of years in Sacramento, California.
Aura Donna Garon may only be 22 years old but she is already considered a pageant veteran due to the many competitions she has joined. These include:
Mutya ng Tarlac 2010 (1st Runner-up)
Miss Global 2010 Tarlac (winner)
Miss Philippines Earth 2010 (represented Tarlac. Unplaced but won Miss Talent)
Miss Mabalacat 2011 (winner)
Miss Philippines USA 2012 (1st Runner-up)
Miss Philippines Earth 2013 (represented Mabalacat. Unplaced but won Best in Evening Gown)
Aura Donna Garon is the daughter of June Garon and Ermie Garon, both Civil Engineers. She has 5 other siblings – Diane, Danica, Daphne, Ron and Angelo. In 2010, their family received a very special honor – Model Family of 2010. They received their award from President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Donna Garon is deeply involved with the Global Workers and Family Federation Inc., a group that promotes the rights and welfare of OFWs and their families. She has been the official Ambassadress and Spokesperson for GWFFI since 2011. Her Mom, Engr. Ermie Garon is the group’s President. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of OWWA, The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration.
Aside from competing in beauty pageants and modeling, Donna Garon is skilled in modern and cultural dance. She will be performing a Muslim Dance at the Miss South East Asian 2013. Her most dominant skill though is communication. Donna has a great command of English and has experience in hosting, teaching, facilitating talks, psycho-social counseling and coaching.