Heavenly Lawingan, a 24-year-old Igorota from Sadanga, Mountain Province, made history on June 25, 2022, when she was named 1st Runner-up in the inaugural Miss Aura Philippines pageant.
The Miss Aura Philippines pageant is a national beauty pageant that aims to promote the beauty and culture of the Philippines. It is one of the most prestigious beauty pageants in the country, and Lawingan's achievement is a source of great pride for her community.
The Igorot beauty, who stands 5'7", has won several special awards, including Ms. Aura Beauty, Ms. Aura Silka, Ms. Eurotel 2022, Ms. MX3, and Ms. Royal Prince. Lawingan's win is a testament to her hard work and dedication. She has been training for the pageant for months, and she has also been working to raise awareness about the beauty and culture of Mountain Province.
In a thank you post on her social media account, Lawingan thanked all those who supported her in her journey to becoming a queen.
"Who would have thought that in a span of 9 months, I would achieve all of this?" she said. "I am so grateful that all my hard work and dedication paid off."
Lawingan said that she aspired to be a beauty queen in a short amount of time, and she has achieved that goal. She said that she is not yet finished, and that Miss Aura Philippines 1st Runner-up is just another beautiful beginning to her journey as a queen who longs to inspire and be a worthy inspiration throughout her life.
"Because a true queen lives and leads by example," she said.
Lawingan's win is a sign of great things to come for the Igorota people. She is a role model for young women everywhere, and she is sure to inspire many more people to achieve their dreams.
She plans to use her platform to promote the beauty and culture of Mountain Province, and to inspire other young women to follow their dreams. She is a true inspiration, and she is sure to achieve great things in the future.