AN 18-year-old Tourism student at the University of Makati (UMak), Micah Beatrice Santos from Barangay West Rembo, has been crowned Miss Makati 2019, besting 23 other candidates at the coronation night held on Friday at the Makati Coliseum.
Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the newly crowned Miss Makati 2019 impressed the judges with her striking beauty, self-confidence, and intelligence, which have made her an ideal partner of the city government in promoting a “smart, sustainable and future-ready Makati.”
“Miss Makati 2019 has risen above the challenges she has faced and turned these into opportunities to grow and become a stronger and better person. I am confident that she will be able to fulfill her crucial role in accelerating Makati’s transformation as a Smart City,” the mayor said.
Miss Makati 2019, she added, will serve as the city’s ambassador of goodwill while inspiring fellow young Makatizens to strive for excellence and take an active part in city-building, as defined by the 2019 pageant theme, “Creating the Future Now.”
Santos, who is also the current titleholder of Miss UMak 2019, won the “Miss Photogenic” award during the pageant finale. She stated that her advocacy is to campaign against bullying, having been a victim of bullies herself, and vowed to help fellow victims overcome adversity.
Mayor Abby, accompanied by Miss Makati 2018 Karla O’Hara and Rep. Luis Campos, crowned Miss Makati 2019.