Winwyn Marquez, Teresita Ssen Moreno Marquez real name, from the Philippines is the crowned winner of Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 pageant held in Sta Cruz, Bolivia on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
During the Question and Answer portion, the 25-year-old Filipina beauty was asked of “How would you promote Hispanic-American culture with great difficulty or barrier of language?”
Marquez answered: “Language can be learned but the will and determination to contribute to the organization cannot. It has to come from the heart and it has to natural. I believe the kindness is a universal language. That if you treat people with tolerance, patience and love, you will understand each other. The hispanic culture in not about language only, it’s about love for God, love for country, love for history and culture and love for family.As as a Filipina with a unique heritage, I have and instill that. I am ready to promote the hispanic culture not just in Asia bit in the whole world. It is time to celebrate the hispanic culture, it is meant to be celebrated.”
Other winners are Virreina Hispanoamericana 2017 Curacao, First runner-up Brazil, Second runner-up Venezuela, Third runner-up Bolivia and Fourth runner-up Mexico.
Reina Hispanoamericana “Hispanic American Queen” is an annual beauty pageant celebrating Hispanic heritage, language and culture.
Philippines Australia and Canada are invited to join the competition for the first time this year.