Deaf News: Deaf woman crowned ‘Queen of the Phillipines’ in beauty contest

Posted on August 7, 2014

GMA news is reporting today that Princess Alanis Pura from Pasa city in the Phillipines has been crowned the ‘Queen of the Philippines’ in a prestigious beauty contest and will represent the country in the international ‘Face of Beauty’ contest in Taiwan later this year.

Pura, who is deaf and communicates using sign language, has shot to stardom in the country after featuring on national evening news bulletins using sign language when talking to the media. She has been mobbed in the street by crowds of cheering fans.


GMA News’  evening newscasts reported on Wednesday that Pura  will be the country’s representative at the Face of Beauty International contest in Taiwan in November.To prepare for the task, Pura will undergo further training in modeling, fashion, and make-up.

Pura said winning one of the pageant’s crowns was a shock and a delight as the win was unexpected.
With her newfound fame, she plans on creating a foundation meant to empower fellow deaf-mutes and aid them in education, especially those in poverty.
She hopes that her win inspires them to never lose hope, and encouraged them to seek God to help them reach their dreams.
This video from Philippine TV is not in english and has no subtiutles.

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