Winwyn Marquez hailed as Reina Hispanoamericana 2017

by James Patrick Anarcon
Nov 5, 2017
Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Marquez is crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017!

Philippine bet Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Marquez was hailed as Reina Hispanoamericana 2017.

The coronation night was held Saturday night, November 4, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Sunday, November 5, Manila Time).

Winwyn is the first-ever Filipina to join the international pageant and win the title.

The 25-year-old actress burst into tears after it was announced that she won the pageant.

Winwyn succeeds Reina Hispanoamericana 2016 Maria Camila Soleibe from Colombia.

Meanwhile, Curacao's Akisha Albert won the Vierreina Hispanoamericana title, or the next highest award to Reina Hispanoamericana.

The other countries that won awards were: Miss Brazil (1st runner-up), Miss Venezuela (2nd runner-up), Miss Mexico (3rd runner-up), and Miss Bolivia (4th runner-up).

For the question-and-answer portion, Winwyn was asked: "How would you promote Hispanic-American culture with the great difficulty or barrier of language?"

With the help of an interpreter, she answered: "Language can be learned. But the will and determination to contribute something to the organization cannot.


"It has to come from the heart and it has to be natural.

"I believe that kindness is the universal language. If you treat people with tolerance, patience and love, you will understand each other.

"The Hispanic culture is not about language only. It is about love for God, love for country, love for history and culture, and love for family.

"And as a Filipina with a unique heritage, I have instilled that. I am ready to promote the Hispanic culture not just in Asia but in the whole world.

"It is time to celebrate the Hispanic culture. It is meant to be celebrated. Gracias."

After the coronation night, Winwyn had a short Facebook live session at Reina Hispanoamericana 2017's official Facebook page, wherein she expressed her goals after winning the pageant.

She said, "Hello, everyone! I'm your new Reina Hispanoamericana!

"I am very happy and I promise I will make the Hispanic culture alive.


"I will learn Spanish and it’s time to bring back where I come from. This is my roots and I’m very proud.

"I love you, Filipinas! Te Amo, Bolivia! Mabuhay! Gracias!"

Prior to the coronation night, Winwyn has already bagged special awards during the pre-pageant.

Her awards were: Miss Ipanema special award, Miss Personalidad Udabol 1st Runner-Up, third place at the Miss Silueta Philips (Swimsuit) competition, Best in National Costume competition 3rd place, top 5 finalist for Miss Deporta (Miss Sport), Best Smile contest fifth place.



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