Marie Fe Valdez Aliba, a proud Igorot woman from Sabangan, Mountain Province representing Baguio City and Benguet Province in the Mrs. Universe Philippines 2021 crowned Ambassadress of Education.
The Igorota was among the candidates crowned as Mrs. Universe Philippines Ambassadress together with Rosana Eugenio of Bulacan and Alec Nicole Bathan of Batangas.
In her National Costume presentation, Mrs. Valdez wore a Filipiniana design by Anthony Chan and crafted by talented artists of Baguio City.
"I am rooted, standing tall, and strong from the City in the clouds, Baguio. Being a UNESCO creative city, she is wearing a crafted filipiniana made by the talented artists of Baguio. The dress is adorned with tassels made from bamboo. Bamboo is known for being the City's protector, located in the mountainous region prone to landslides. The bamboo plant is what holds the soil firm and steady. Mrs. Baguio proudly wears this medium as a symbol of the resiliency of the Baguio people," Aliba said.
The dress is adorned with tassels made from bamboo. Bamboo is known for being the City's protector, located in the mountainous region prone to landslides. The Bamboo plant is what holds the soil firm and steady. Mrs. Baguio proudly wears this medium as a symbol of the resiliency of the Baguio people.
In a Facebook post, Mrs. Universe Philippines 2021 Baguio City Marie Fe Valdez Aliba thanked God, her husband, and all her supporters and that representing her roots and culture was a great privilege and an honor.
Representing our race and culture was a great privilege and honor. Competing by the rules is respect, dignity, and integrity. Projecting the best unminding the pains is passion and finishing the race a milestone and dedication.
Missing the grand title and crown doesn't make us losers but wiser and stronger and even more beautiful. The joy and smile after it is the sincerest of all.
Thank you Mrs. Universe Philippines organizers for the opportunity.
Thank you my glam team Nhil Adrian Mangila, Jhomz Buenaobra for your hard work commitment, and excellence.
Thank you everyone, beloved families, friends, churchmates, and neighbors for your love prayers, and support. To my dear Pastor, my husband thank u is not enough, and ilove u more than anything else, you are my greatest reward, and thank u for the gifts🥰❤️
Thank you above all dear God for your wonderful love and goodness, for never failing us, and for guiding us to walk in the paths of peace love and joy, and success according to your wonderful plans for us all...
Again thank you... I remain...
Complete list of Mrs. Universe Philippines 2021 winners:
- Mrs. Universe Philippines 2021 - Claudeline Cuntapay-Molero (Davao del Norte)
- Mrs. Universe Philippines Pacific Continental 2021 - Michelle Lucas (Rizal)
- Mrs. Universe Philippines North Pacific Asia 2021 - Ellen Poyaoan - Santos (Pangasinan)
- Mrs. Universe Philippines Pearl of the Orient 2021 - Rosemarie Dumadara Koerner (Aurora)
- 1st Queen - Joanna Marie Razon (Muntinlupa City)
- 2nd Queen - Heaven Peñaflorida (Makati City)
- 3rd Queen - Monique Cantalejo Rivera (Laguna)
- MrsUPh Luzon 2021 - Marissan Conche (Bicol)
- MrsUPh Visayas 2021 - Sarah Javier (Cavite)
- MrsUPh Mindanao 2021 - Mutya Kristina Pacis (Valenzuela City)
- Ambassadress of Health 2021 - Sofia Lee (Negros Oriental), Frenelyn Soloria (Quezon City)
- Ambassadress of Tourism 2021 - Virgie Chua (Gen. Santos City), Christine Escalante (Manila), Odezza Ramos Narag (Tarlac)
- Ambassadress of Education - Rosana Eugenio (Bulacan), Maria Fe Aliba (Baguio City), Alec Nicole Bathan (Batangas)