If you could meet anyone from history who would it be and why?
If I could meet anybody from history, I would choose to meet Queen Elizabeth I of England because in my opinion, she is one of the strongest female persona I know of. It's fascinating how as an illegitimate child of the King she was able to sit on the throne and reign for more than 40 years. I believe that's true female power.
Do you think that social media has helped or hurt our society?
Social media is greatly used nowadays and has greatly affected the society. I think that although it provides easy functional communication throughout the globe, it is also a supposedly beneficial tool that's abused for various forms of bullying. Majorly, I believe it has hurt our society more than it has helped us.
If you could choose between being one of the elements (fire, earth, water, wind), which would you prefer to be and why?
If I were to be one of the four elements, I would choose to be fire. It's an element greatly feared amongst others for its capabilities, both negative and positive. It's also very useful in numerous activities and I would like to be both feared and needed.
Best photo op: sunrises or sunsets?
Sunrises are better because they provide the best lighting IMO, and they symbolize a new beginning for me, another try. But if you want to fake being depressed and sad, then go ahead and take that sunset picture with a deep caption.
What are you thankful for today?
I am thankful that I ate grilled pork cutlets for dinner today PRAISE THE LORD
What is the one thing you always wanted as a kid, but never got?
nintendo, still want it now but not as much
What slang word or phrase do you love to use?
I like to use the phrase "What if, though" because it gives me time to ponder and think about the possibilities.
How proud are you of your country?
Although my country has its own faults, I am very proud of the Philippines. We have attained great achievements in any aspect and I am proud to say I am a Filipina.
What is the essence of a woman?
The essence of a woman is to help and inspire others. I want to be a role model not just to females, but to everybody, no matter their sexual preference is. I want to be someone that people follow, I want to be a good example and that is the essence of a woman.
What do you like most about yourself?
Most of all, I like my personality. I am a person that doesn't care what anybody else says and won't listen to any hate or taunts that they give me because I believe in myself.
What skills do you have that can help the society?
I have the trait of being a competitive person and I think that is my main skill. I can inspire people to be competitive and hardworking to achieve more.
What could women learn from men?
Women can learn to be strong and proud like most men. My father is a strong person and he is never insecure because he is happy of what he is and I would like to have the same attributes that he has.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
The most influential person in my life is God. He influences me in everything that I do and everything that I do is for him and to honor Him, more than any other individual in this world.
Fave beauty queen that's not from the Philippines?
Beauty: Ximena Navarrete (MEXICO 2010) & Olivia Culpo (USA 2012)
Beauty & Personality: Paulina Vega (COLOMBIA 2014)
Over-all: Pia Wurtzbach (PHILIPPINES 2015)
These are Misses Universe because I don't know much from the other pageants.
Introduce yourself in another language.
I'm doing Castellano/Spanish but without the accents so: Hola! Soy la Maria, yo tengo 13 anos, yo soy de las islas de las Filipinas en el sudeste de Asia. Soy la por siempre tu reina. ;)