Introducing: Beyond Beauty!


 

Beyond Beauty - L-R back row - Joyce Ann Burton Titular, Gionna Cabrera, Emma Yuhico, Chiqui Brosas, Dang Cecilio Palanca, Teng Roma, Izza Gonzales and Desiree Verdadero. Front row - Gladys Duenas and Mama Renee Salud

Beyond Beauty – L-R back row – Joyce Ann Burton Titular, Gionna Cabrera, Emma Yuhico, Chiqui Brosas, Dang Cecilio Palanca, Teng Roma, Izza Gonzales and Desiree Verdadero. Front row – Gladys Duenas and Mama Renee Salud

Im SO excited tell you all about a project that Ive been working on together with other beauty queens! We call our group Beyond Beauty – a gathering of beauty queens and friends who love hanging out together.

Dang Cecilio explains, “we decided to put a deeper purpose into our get-togethers by doing outreach projects. We just want to share our success and go beyond ourselves.”

Just so you know, Beyond Beauty is not really a formal group with business papers, although at this point we believe it will lead to that. We are just a barkada of beauties who want to share our 3 T’s with those in need – Time, Treasure and Talents!

For our first outreach we visited Kanlungan ni Maria, a home for the aged in Antipolo. Father Dari Dioquno, the resident supervisor of the home says that many of the lolas and lolos living there are abandoned. Their stories are really sad but they still laughed and smiled with us. There were a few tears but it was the kind of crying that was good for the soul!

We brought the Kanlungan residents breakfast (courtest of Mama Renee) and hairdressers who gave them haircuts (courtesy of Teng Roma).

The beauty queens in attendance were

Dang Cecilio, Desiree Verdadero, Emma Yuhico, Gionna Cabrera, Izza Gonzales, Gladys Duenas and me.

Beauty Queens who are part of the group but couldn’t make it are Chiqui Brosas and Sharon Hughes. Alma Concepcion recently joined us and will be part of future Beyond Beauty outreach events and we hope to have more beauties join our endeavors!

Check out the video below. It’s a slideshow of what transpired during our visit:

Song: Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko sung by Noel Cabangon, composed by Rey Valera

 

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