Candidate number 9 is Miss Kristia Jolina B. Alde, 18 years old from Barangay Patag. She was born on February 11, 1995 in Poblacion Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay. This gorgeously tanned young lady stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. Currently, she is taking a course dominated by men, a third year BS Civil Engineering student at Xavier University. Her proud parents are Antonio M. Alde, a Philippine Military; and Juvy Buendia Alde, a licensed pharmacist. Last 2011, she was crowned Miss Silka .
What motivated you to join Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013?
My all time dream of having the most coveted crown, and my strive for a stronger inner will in my passion to serve others fueled me to join this prestigious pageant. I also want to open myself to new unique learnings, those types of learning that you can’t just get elsewhere. Plus, I really personally love the thrill of pageantry. To accept the challenge of proving my worth in this field, I can’t just be beautiful to win the crown, I also have to know what I’m talking about, and what’s going on around me.
Who do you look up to as your role model and why?
Ever since I was a child, I absolutely had looked up to my mom as someone whose values are worth following; simply because it is only through her actions that I have seen what the true meaning of love is – to serve no matter what the cost without expecting anything in exchange. She never fails to brighten-up my day and inspire me to reach my ocean of dreams and place a challenge that I must not just act in our social problems but to dare others to move with me.
What endearing qualities you have which is unique about you?
I have always been known for bringing a positive, yet realistic, perspective to every situation I handle and leave a legacy of motivation and inspiration for each of my new acquaintances. My ability to project myself with enough confidence without appearing to be boastful is also something unique about me. My sometimes funny and carefree disposition opened a lot of doors for new friends which made me a lot flexible in facing different types of persons while staying true to myself.
What makes Cagayan de oro the most beautiful city for you?
Cagayan de Oro is the most beautiful city because it is a masterpiece that never stops changing, moving, developing, destroying and recreating itself. The fact that Kagayan-ons are very flexible made the recreation much easier. Now, Cagayan de oro is not just a normal city anymore, it already boasts with a lot of tourist destinations, state of the art buildings, high-standard government facilities, the sophisticated cathedral, and the endearing smiles of its people ready to welcome you to an unforgettable stay.
If crowned Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013, how will you make your reign memorable?
I can make it memorable by experiencing what our city has to offer: from our white water rafting, historical tours, unique cuisine, and mingling with its wonderful people. That way I can have a first hand experience of what our city has to offer, and share these experiences as a way to promote our city to local and international tourists. Being Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013 is not just about prestige and fame. I don’t just want to be a beauty queen with brains
What are the top 3 problems of cagayan de oro that needs to be addressed right away by the new City Mayor Oca Moreno?
First, is the bad traffic caused by the increased number of vehicles and influx of people in Cagayan de Oro. Facing global warming makes the weather erratic, which leads to the second problem: the poor drainage system in the city this causes Cagayan de Oro to easily be flooded when it rains hard. Lastly, is commonly overlooked problem – the safety of the citizens. With the progress of the city’s trade and commerce more and more crimes abound. Police visibility and safety in the city should also be a prime concern to keep the peace and order in the city.
What do you dream to become someday?
A civil engineer; because in my view it is the most rewarding, hands-on, and people oriented profession. We practically make people’s lives easier. It excites me to visit construction sites, make measurements and get my hands dirty. It amazes me to meet a lot of professionals just to design facilities that would satisfy the public and meet all the regulations and codes. These facilities that civil engineers design affect public health and safety; a reason why an engineer should hold a responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical values. My goals are also so high that I would not just want to build a house but a home; not just a bridge but connections; not just skyscrapers but the highest dreams.
Featured photo by Dense Modesto, other photos from Kristia’s Facebook Page