CEU MedTech Alumna Shines as Miss Earth Philippines 2023
27 June 2023
Photo from Yllana Marie’s facebook page
A true embodiment of character and competence.
Centro Escolar University Makati’s alumna Yllana Marie Aduana was crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2023 and will represent the country in the upcoming international pageantry in Vietnam.
The 24-year old stunner from Siniloan, Laguna, Yllana Marie was a crowd favorite. Her beauty, intelligence and deep passion for environmental advocacy made her stood out among the 28 other candidates. Yllana Marie’s undeniable charm and graceful demeanor effortlessly captivates the hearts of many.
During the final question-and-answer portion, Yllana confidently responded to the question "What do you think people in the future would say about your generation?".
She answered, "I would definitely say that our generation, although misconstrued as very ardent, I would have to say that we use our voices for a reason and that is to always speak up for the things that we know are right and for the things that we know we deserve. That is why we are very ardent about them. That is why I’m also conducting colloquiums on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their interconnectedness to nature in hopes to precipitate people’s eco-consciousness because our future is the linebackers and the pioneers of environmental amelioration, and we should always take advantage of it at all costs."
True enough, her beauty comes with a purpose by being an environmental ambassador
and green advocate. Yllana has actively participated in various environmental initiatives such as her advocacy dubbed as “E.A.R.T.H. Education.” where E.A.R.T.H. stands for Environmental Awareness and Action to Restore and Transcend Home through Education. She is also the founder of Edukasyon for Every Juan, a non-profit organization that aims to contribute in combating climate change and raising awareness about climate change.
Aside from being exceptionally intelligent, her radiant smile and striking features reflect her inner confidence and charisma.
This is the second time that Yllana participated in the same pageantry. In 2021, she represented her hometown and finished as a runner-up. The same year, she was named Miss FIT Philippines, then proceeded to joining Bb. Pilipinas in 2022 where she was among the Top 12 candidates and Face of Binibini Awardee.
Before conquering the Miss Earth stage, Yllana Marie is a licensed Medical Technologist. She obtained her degree in Medical Technology in 2018. She was also a former Ms. CEU candidate and represented Makati campus. She was described as a paragon of beauty and intellect by her former professors not to mention her unwavering dedication to academic excellence.
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