Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate Bea Patricia Magtanong, whose nickname is Patch, is among the 1,800 examinees who passed the 2018 Bar Exams.
That is 22.07 percent of 8,155 hopefuls who took the bar exams on four consecutive Sundays at the University of Santo Tomas in November 2018.
The results were released by the Supreme Court on Friday, May 3.
Patch is currently among the 40 candidates vying for one of the crowns at the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 pageant. She is also a fan favorite.
On Instagram, Patch celebrated her milestone with a photo of her and her dad, who is also a lawyer.
She wrote, "Atty. Magtanong and Atty. Magtanong! [emoji] Para sa aking pamilya, para sa Diyos at para sa bayan!"
On her profile page at BinibiningPilipinas.com, Patch "grew up idolizing her father," who inspired her to become a lawyer. Her goal is "to promote the rights of prisoners, maintaining that even they have rights to humane treatment."
The 24-year-old Bataan beauty graduated law, with an undergraduate degree in Business Economics, at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
The grand coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 is scheduled on June 9, 2019, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.