We are down to our last candidate and she is Rona Cristy T. Flores, 18 years old, representing Barangay Nazareth. She was born on November 19, 1994 in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. At present, she is a second year student at COC-Phinma taking up BS Education Major in English. Her proud parents are Rolando Mabelin Flores, a mechanic and Rosa Tagalog Flores, a public school teacher.
What motivated you to join Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013?
There are many reasons why I join Miss Cagayan De Oro 2013. First , this pageant would be a perfect avenue for me to gain more self-confidence and to enhance more my talents and skills. Second, I was motivated by my friends and my Mom. And lastly, I join this pageant for me to be able to inspire people and to make my advocacy in protecting the environment be heard and changing the poor societal conditions be pondered since this pageant would give relevance and influence to the society.
Who do you look up to as your role model and why?
She would be our former president, the late Corazon Aquino. Ever since, I look at her as my role model. She defines what TRUE BEAUTY is. She’s a paradigm of a woman who’s kind, compassionate and a true epitome of a Christ-like mother. She extended a helping hand and shared her blessings to people who were in much need of help. A woman who is too brave and strong facing all the hurdles of life she encountered and that what makes her as an icon of democracy.
What endearing qualities you have which is unique about you?
I am very decisive and I am like a trailblazer. I want all my decisions to be well planned and whenever things go wrong, I create a new path.
What makes Cagayan de oro the most beautiful city for you?
Cagayan De Oro City as the melting pot of Northern Mindanao is a city of hope for me. It is a place where lots of opportunities await you. The beautiful atmosphere of the location , the water surrounding the place, the bio-diversified landmarks makes it attractive and grandeur and is now a spot of tourists, travelers and entrepreneurs.
If crowned Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013, how will you make your reign memorable?
Given the power to influence people, I would like to start some laudable projects for humanity such as helping those less privileged in our society through conducting any seminars or workshops to those out of school youths and unemployed kagay-anons that would help them be able to acquire their skills and probably have a work or have their own living and also I would like to help those abandoned kids in Cagayan de Oro whose suffering from being illiterate and malnourished not just in terms of food but also of love and happiness.
What are the top 3 problems of cagayan de oro that needs to be addressed right away by the new City Mayor Oca Moreno?
Traffic problems, environmental problems such as the improper disposal of garbages and lastly, the lack of discipline of some Kagay-anons.
What do you dream to become someday?
I look at myself in the near future as a woman with success. Someone who already reach her goals and ambitions in life, someone who made her family more proud of her and someone who is an inspiration to everybody.
Featured Image by Dense Modesto, other photos from Rona’s Facebook Page