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Civic-minded Christine Escalante eyeing to be 2021 Mrs. Universe Philippines Manila

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A dedicated young mom, Christine Escalante is more than grateful to Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, who early on strongly endorsed and supported her candidacy to be the  2021 Mrs. Universe Philippines Manila.

She has partnered with the pro-active public servant in undertaking several charitable socio-civic projects for the city’s constituents.

Christine’s platform, among others, is to promote the country’s tourism industry believing it can bring in more potential investors to provide more jobs, alleviate poverty, and promote peace and order. This should also boost Manila that she is representing locally and overseas as a first-rate tourist destination.

During the screening for the competition, she shared her philosophy both as an established business woman and an empowered lady, saying: “Money in large measure can impress the passive and stereotyped ladies-in-waiting. But when a woman works hard, a man with the money is like a bonus, not a ladder to economic mobility, self-actualization, and independence. Cheers to all hardworking women out there.”

She will vie for the coveted national title of Mrs. Universe Philippines along with other contestants from all over the Philippines. The pageant will be held at Okada Manila in September. 

If she wins, Christine will represent the country in the Mrs. Universe International pageant, to be held in Seoul, Korea, this year, according to Maria Charo Calalo, National Director of the local Mrs. Universe Philippines franchise.

An advocate of human development, Christine heads the League of Empowered Women (LEW) and is the vice presisent of Wanita Filipina. These organizations are at the forefront of uplifting the social and economic conditions of marginalized women in the country. 

Christine is also officially designated Lady Queen of World-Class Excellence Awards (WCEA), an international organization of like-minded professionals advocating charitable and sustainable projects for the disenfranchised.   

On the side she is a part-time commercial model and has been through some acting workshops under ABS-CBN, and Balintataw Film and Theater Arts handled by Sydney-based tutor Mars D. Cavestany, PhD, and director George Vail Kabristante.

This in preparation for her debut film on the biopic of Macario Sakay with Robin Padilla as her leading man to be directed by William G. Mayo, president of the Kapisanan ng mga Direktor Ng Pelikulang Pilipino (KDPP).

Christine also cohosts a lifestyle and entertainment show on TV31 with the secretary of KDPP director Erwena Arguelles.

Recently, she won the title Best in Modern Filipiñana at a WCEA event. Her winning gown was created by her official designer-stylist Lanny Liwag. She was backed by her own team of trainers and pageant coaches headed by Darwin Buenviaje.

If fortunate enough to win as Mrs. Universe International, Christine will be the first-ever to bring home the title under the Duterte administration.

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