There’s no question that Lipa City is filled with smart and beautiful women. The annual Miss Lipa Tourism pageant is proof of that.
Look around you and that’s another proof of that.
If you need more proof, Lipa City’s very own Ms. Celline Negosa has just been crowned as Miss Philippines 2018 – All Nations! This means that this year, we’ll have a Lipeña representing the whole country at an international pageant!
About Celline Negosa
If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she competed at last year’s Miss Lipa Tourism. She performed well and this is why she captured the attention of people in the pageant industry.
She’s currently busy preparing for her international pageants this year. We asked her for a short interview so our followers can get to know her better and being the kind woman that she is (she also won the Miss Congeniality award at the said pageant!), she of course agreed!
An Interview with the Miss Philippines 2018 – All Nations
Full name: Maria Niña Celline Recio Negosa
Hometown: Lipa City Batangas
Vital stats: 32 25 35
Motto in life: Beauty, brain, talent and skills are all worthless if you do not have the right, appropriate and pleasant attitude.
Can you please introduce yourself to our followers?
Hi everyone! I am Celline Negosa, a 20 year old fine lady from Lipa City Batangas. I am a 4th year college student from Lipa City Colleges taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in MAPEH. I am not only into modelling, pageantry, swimming, playing volleyball and dancing but I am also the Chairman on Attractions and Activities of Lipa City.
What made you decide to join Miss Philippines?
I decided to join Miss Philippines 2018 because it excites me so much and at the same time there are people who still believes in me.
How was your experience?
My experience during my MissPH2018 journey was a roller coaster ride. There are ups and downs. Happy and sad moments. But I can say that through this experience it helped me to grow as a person.
Can you tell us about a challenging experience during the pageant and how you overcame it?
One of the challenging experiences I encountered was being “culture shocked” because I encountered different people with different cultures from different cities. I overcame it because I accepted and supported individual diversities. We people should learn the art of LIPA. Art of Love Initiate Practice and Appreciate.
Can you describe your feeling when you were announced as the Miss Philippines – All Nations?
I felt so much emotional that time because I didn’t expect anything. But God is great. He gave us (Lipeños) a great year-end blessing.
Given the chance, how can you help your fellow Lipeños as Miss Philippines – All Nations?
If I will be given a chance to help my co-Lipeños, I will help them to dream big. Because nothing is impossible and dreaming is priceless. I want to inspire and empower other people that anything is possible. Believe in perfect timing. There is no elevator to success you should always take the stairs for you to have that success.
Can you describe the modern Lipeña?
A modern Lipeña is not afraid to try, is not afraid to go out of her comfort zone, and is not afraid to say no. A MODERN LIPEÑA CAN STAND BY HER DECISION. LASTLY, A MODERN LIPEÑA IS OPEN FOR A CHANGE.
What’s your favorite Lipeño food?
Lomiiiiiiiiiii and kapeng barako at paborita. Ah ah eh eh
Editor’s Note: Celline joined me at my full day of eating lomi challenge. Check out that video to see how much she loves lomi! You’ll also see how fun Celline really is in person.
Describe your normal day in Lipa.
My normal day in Lipa is chatting with those street children near the Lipa Cathedral.
What makes Lipeñas perfect for beauty pageants?
Lipeñas are perfect for pageants because we are strong enough to overcome challenges. We are very flexible and a Lipeña is a total package individual and we are not afraid to try. A true Lipeña is not only about beauty but a true Lipeña builds a strong image with a very sweet heart.
What’s your message to your fellow Lipeñas aspiring to follow in your footsteps?
My message is that you should always trust God’s perfect timing. Attitude is very important. Be sensitive enough. Practice the art of LIPA. Love Initiate Practice and Appreciate. Dream big and believe in yourself. Never compare yourself to anyone. Love yourself, be humble and always put God at the center of your life.
Good Luck, Celline Negosa!
Once again, congratulations, Celline! Good luck! We’re here to support your future endeavors!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Pictures were grabbed from Facebook. We’d like to provide proper credit so if you own any of these pictures, please message us so you can be credited.