Miss Agoo beauties conquered the Mutia ti La Union Crown: Alessandra
*This is the 2nd part of the series of features about the Miss Agoo beauties conquering the Mutia ti La Union crowns with the achievement of a 5-peat victory, consecutively winning the crown for 5 straight years.
Alessandra Casimiro: The queen who clinched the fourth crown to continue the lucky streak of Agoo in Mutia ti La Union
Alessandra Casimiro, the 23 year old and 5’51/2 lady was the fourth lady who clinched the consecutive victory of Miss Agoo in Mutia ti La Union when she was crowned last March 2, 2015.
Alessandra graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Central Luzon State University and also took up Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – South La Union Campus, Agoo, La Union.
Her pageant journey includes the following:
- Miss Nueva Ecija High School 2009
- Miss Brgy. Kalikid Sur 2009 1st runner up
- PCNL (Philippine College of Northern Luzon) 2010
- Miss CLSU (Central Luzon State University) 2011
- Miss DCSUC 2011 runner up- (interschool-regional)
- Miss SCUAA 2014 1st runner up (interschool-regional)
- Cabanatuan 2010 4th runner up
- Nueva Ecija 2012 1st runner up
- Republika Filipina 2014 2nd Runner up (national)
- Miss Agoo 2014 2nd runner up
- Mutia Ti La Union 2015
- Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Candidate
Alessandra is lady who is simple, congenial and strong. She is a simple person who wants a simple life, simple dreams and simple happiness because simple things makes her happy since there is always beauty in simplicity that if you are simple, you can easily be contented with what you have without any form of regrets. She is a friendly person and she makes the usual bad impression of her being a snob, because of her chinky eyes, however, when they get to know her well and saw her simplicity everything goes backwards, because they can easily get along with her since she is the type of person that when she trusted you as a friend, she can give her everything because friendship means a lot to her . And the reason of all these characteristics that she have is because of being strong and she consider herself as one because of the challenges that she had faced during early age. Being strong for her means “giving up is not in her vocabulary, instead hope and determination are always with here all the time.” And that’s the reason why, she became the simple and congenial type of person. Considering that she had faced a challenge of a being in a broken family and she supported herself until she graduated college, and she is still asking herself “If I am not that kind of person then how will I survive? “
One of the most known destination in the Municipality of Agoo is our historical Church which is the “Our lady of Charity Basilica”. She must say that it is one of the huge old churches that she knows. Knowing that it was founded in 1578 and was reconstructed in 1975, the beauty of the church both inside and outside was still preserved up until now proving that age is not an issue but it’s the people who care about our precious one. Because of its solemn ambiance which brings peace of mind to the prayers, this church has proven that the beauty doesn’t just exist outside but deeper in our heart and souls. And since that we all know that our church “Nuestra Señora de Caridad” was located along the side of National Highway, tourists can easily find the heart of our Municipality that is why passengers can easily approach the said church. Relating it to her personality, She is an open book type of person in which people can easily know who she is. She is the kind of person that if you need someone to talk to, to have someone that at least will listen to you no matter who you are, she will always be there and will never be hard to find. Cause that is also the thing that she felt in that church whenever she visits the basilica for an hour just talking to herself and to God. She is indeed someone to lean on, just like the basilica where you can find solace and comfort..
If she will choose one product f Ago that she will promote, it will be the native cake specifically “patupat”. She had tasted different patupat from different places but Agoo has the best. She saw how many vendors sell the native cake in the market most especially on Tuesdays, apart from the vendors selling it using bicycle almost every day. And she had noticed that it is one of the products of Agoo that balikbayan will never forget to buy before leaving ther place. To advertise it, she suggested that she must first coordinate with the local government. Since, people of Agoo love native cakes, they must consider gathering the vendors first then orient them how to have an equal quality of best patupat in Agoo so that they will have the signature patupat that everybody ever wants. Second, is by advertising it by a mass of people, publicly opening the opportunity of everyone to discover more of the native cake on how to improve it by means of a fiesta competitions and creative ideas of modeling the product in which beauties of Agoo will be competing. Lastly, is by showing it to the people of La Union that Agoo has the best “patupat”. Marketing it to the whole province, will be a great opportunity for the livelihood of the people of Agoo. And to have a better market they must also advertise the product well by showing creativity to the people of La Union. And Alessandra being one of the ambassadresses of Agoo and La Union, it is a must to have the power to encourage and promote the product by means of presence and beauty in showing them how to deal with it and what it is. The best model is the one who do not just advertise but also the one who patronize the product which she usually do by enjoying a meal with the patupat.
She never wanted to join pageants before, but what pushed her to join pageants are the benefits of being a beauty queen in which she can help her family financially and also herself, as a self-supporting student. Beauty pageant did not just give her the opportunity to improve her self-confidence but it also gave her hope in dreaming and pursue what she really wanted in life. Pageants made her a determined person, and that’s what motivates her even more.
She started joining pageants when she was in high school and that is because she was obliged to do so as she was always the muse in the class which she never wanted, because what she really wanted deep inside was the position of the president. Well, everything has a reason because she didn’t know that God was just preparing her for bigger battles were sheI can use it as my weapon. After winning the school pageant, everything goes continuously smooth as she joins almost yearly to earn money from it. And since pageants gave her doors of opportunities to open, it helped her support her family and her studies. She can say that she let herself be discovered in the world of beauty queens.
Alessandra have only one word in her heart when she clinched the 4th crown of Mutia ti La Union for her hometown of Agoo, and that is “BLESSED” and she is blessed to be an Agoenian. Clinching the 4th crown of the 4th consecutive year was indeed gratifying in her part. She can say that Agoo really has the best team because they nailed it. From the cooperation of the people of Agoo in supporting their candidate, employees of Agoo who never fail to support her even in her little needs, and the best glam team in La Union, who wouldn’t be motivated to cooperate to win the title. She cannot make it without them. All the hard work, pressure and sleepless nights were vanished once she see the people loving her and appreciating what she have done. It is indeed once in a lifetime fairytale in her life. Cause at least for once, She have seen the fruit of all the hardships of joining beauty pageants since the day she chose to be part of the pageant world.
In her pageant journey, she was never been so ambitious with the crown, never did she think that one day, she will have the crown in her head because for her, pageants are just a game. It doesn’t matter if she have a crown as long as she inspire other people in any way she can. And the main reason of her joining pageants was not because of the crown, it’s about how will it help her financially and socially cause network for her is something to be treasured. But the moment she graduated college and joined Mutia ti La Union, that is the only moment she told herself that she can do it this time. And she had realized that the result of everything is on how we think of it, it’s about the power of the mind. Thinking that she don’t want to break the pride of Agoo and fail them. As she goes along with her pageant journey, wether getting the crown is her goal or not what matters for her all the time is the aspiration of being contented.
Alessandra considers Gloria Diaz,as her beauty queen icon, as she was La Union’s pride, a smart, sophisticated and simple woman that every LaUnenian should be proud of.
For now, she is not thinking of any pageants to join t, since after joining National Pageant and seeing the nature behind everything. She thinks she is already contented that she have been the Mutia ti La Union 2015.
She will always be grateful to the best glam team of Agoo, headed by Ma’am Cory, Sir Dong, Mader Paul Sanglay, the municoal government under Mayor Sandra Eriguel and Congressman Franny Eriguel and all the people of Agoo, she have this message, “ To the people of Agoo who still believe in me, I cannot thank you enough for making me strong since day one. Beauty Queens are known to be an inspiration for everyone, but for me YOU are our inspiration. Without the people who believe in us, we can never be an inspiration to others. Because simply believing in us makes a difference in ourselves, YOU made me who I am now. Thank you making me strong. Keep inspiring others and believing in the capabilities of the next generation.”
As for now, it is the best to wish Alessandra all the best in her profession that she can continue grow as a professional and an inspiration of her determination and strong will to survive in life.
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