Reigning Miss Global Angela Bonilla of Ecuador is in the country for the Miss Global Philippines 2017 pageant. She will sit as one of the judges at the coronation night on June 24. Angela is so excited for the task ahead as first-time judge.
She also shared with Showbuzz that her visit to the Philippines is something really looked forward to, and truly an unforgettable experience
“I love the Philippines. It’s my second home. Like in Ecuador, my home country, people here are very warm, very friendly. I have actually made a lot of friends the first time I came here last year for the Miss Global international pageant.”
Besides judging the pageant, Angela is also helping the Miss Global Philippines Organization in its advocacy of promoting tourism.
“I really want to tell the world how beautiful the Philippines is and I can attest to that. Last year, when we went to Bohol as part of our activities in Miss Global, I almost cried when I saw the island. It’s so beautiful. It’s something we don’t have back home. I want the people of the world to know that the Philippines is very beautiful and the people here are very nice.”
Angela is excited to visit Boracay and Palawan next week, her first in both popular Philippine tourist spots.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about Boracay and Palawan and I believe they are all true. I have seen these places in pictures but I know they will be more beautiful in person,” she enthused.
It did Angela a lot of good winning Miss Global 2016.
“It helped me in my professional work as a model and actress. I did a lot of commercials, and I got offers for acting projects but I can’t accept them yet because I still have to fulfill my duties as Miss Global. I will entertain the offers when I go back to Ecuador,” she related.
While in the Philippines, is she open to opportunities that may come?
“Why not?” the beauty queen replied. “It would be an honor for me to do projects here. I am even willing to learn Tagalog if needed.”
In the meantime, Angela is scheduled to guest in some GMA shows like “Wowowin,” “Sunday Pinasaya,” “Eat Bulaga” and “Unang Hirit” to promote the pageant.