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Facts about Bea Patricia Magtanong: Binibining Pilipinas International 2019

Bea Patricia Magtanong: A lawyer and a beauty queen

Facts about Bea Patricia Magtanong: Binibining Pilipinas International 2019
  • Bataan representative conquers two mountains
  • Passed Bar exam, crowned as Binibining Pilipinas International 2019

Manila, PhilippinesBinibining Pilipinas 2019 Bataan representative Bea Patricia Magtanong conquered two mountains in this first half of 2019.

Bea Patricia Magtanong photo via BB Pilipinas
Bea Patricia Magtanong photo via BB Pilipinas

She was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas-International 2019 on Sunday night as well as becoming a lawyer in the early part of this year.

Patricia Bea Magtanong aka ‘Patch’ also bagged the Binibining Megawide and the Best in Swimsuit special awards in the pageant held at Araneta Coliseum.

Bea Patricia Magtanong from Bataan
Bea Patricia Magtanong from Bataan

In the question and answer portion, Bea was asked by Alorica Inc president Reinerio Borja “If you could have the opportunity to meet somebody globally influential, who would that be and why and why?”

She answered her idol Angelina Jolie because of her advocacies.

“I really idolize Angelina Jolie because she was blessed with not just a thriving career in Hollywood. But then as a woman, she was able to use that influence, that voice, and that audience, to advocate for the causes that she believed in, like breaking hunger with the UN. And someday, if given a chance, I would like to be just like her. Thank you,” Magtanong answered.

Earned her law degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Magtanong passed the 2018 Bar Examination last May. She said she wants to promote the rights of prisoners.

Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan
Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan

In an interview with Inquirer before the coronation night, Magtanong said she found pageant training more difficult than preparing for the Bar examinations.

“No disrespect to the legal profession, but pageant training is tougher. First of all, every year there are around 1,800 new lawyers, but only six [beauty] titleholders,” Magtanong said.

She said the formula to succeed in law school is to study hard and get good grades “But in pageants, there are so many facets, so many aspects. I have to train and learn the different formula.”

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Written by Karl Valdez

A writer from the north who loves to spend his time thinking what dreams may come.

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