This is a beauty contest speech delivered on January 25, 2013 during the Miss College of Social Sciences at the University of Pangasinan.
I am Almea Doisse Manzano Dizon, your Miss College of Social Science 2012. I have been a beauty pageant candidate since 2005 when I was in Grade 6. Ever since, I started to grow as a pageant candidate. I did actually stumble many times before learning how to win a pageant like this and serve as a beauty queen. But no matter what, I never give–up even they throw a lot of criticism towards me.
To my fellow candidates that year and that night, I would like to express my longing to the memories we have shared. I am pretty sure that whatever the outcome that night, you have never regretted joining the pageant. Pageant is not all about winning and wearing the crown. It is all about what you do after that night; serving and trying to be the best person you can be to inspire other people to be the best of themselves whatever may happen.
I would like to give thanks to the College of Social Sciences Dean and Dr. Joseph Mejia, Faculty, Council Officers, and students who helped and still helping to do pageants like this. This gives opportunities to students like me and our candidates tonight to learn different values and develop ourselves to be much more responsible not only as students but also citizens.
To the parents here tonight, continue supporting your sons and daughters. No matter what the result is, there is a saying in beauty pageants and among beauty queens that, “different judges; different girls.” It is alright to lose because there are no losers in pageants – all are winners. Besides, pageant questions are really difficult to answer.
That night, like our candidates, felt pressure in all sides. If it not for the support of my family, classmates, my best friend Reggieric Ramos Recodos, my make-up artist Lloyd Tirso and Arjay Cruz and for my determination to be honored as Miss College of Social Sciences 2012, I would not make it.
And to our almighty God, who is the source of all things beautiful – to God may always be the glory.
Almea Doisse Manzano Dizon, and will always be Miss College of Social Sciences 2012.
Mabuhay and thank you.
*Another pageant speech can be check on the website.