Miss FIT PH Yllana Aduana looking for successor with ‘genuine story’ | Inquirer Entertainment

Miss FIT PH Yllana Aduana looking for successor with ‘genuine story’

/ 02:53 PM August 29, 2022
Reigning Miss FIT Philippines Yllana Aduana

Reigning Miss FIT Philippines Yllana Aduana. Image: Philippine Daily Inquirer/Armin P. Adina

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga — The Miss FIT Philippines pageant has announced a call for applicants for its third edition this year, and reigning queen Yllana Aduana shared her thoughts on her dream successor.

“More than the physical qualities that our organizers are looking for, I would personally like to see someone with a genuine story be crowned. She has to be a queen who is more than what meets the naked eyes,” Aduana told the Inquirer in an interview.

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The 23-year-old licensed medical laboratory scientist shared her bout with bulimia nervosa, and how she survived the eating disorder, when she competed in the 2021 Miss FIT Philippines pageant, her first live beauty contest. Her first foray on the national pageant arena was at the 2021 Miss Philippines Earth pageant, but the competition was conducted virtually that year.

The Miss FIT Philippines is an annual beauty competition organized by events management company ProMedia that seeks “wholistically healthy beauty queens.” The pageant’s initials “F-I-T” correspond to the following qualities — beautiful face (F), intellectual and emotional intelligence (I), and toned and healthy body (T).

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Aduana said the pageant changed her life, because “it opened multiple doors of great opportunities for me as I became more productive and more involved in the pageant community.”

She added: “Personally, I also became more inspired to go to the gym and eat healthier more than ever because as a queen, I always have to keep up to the wholistic standards so that I can also inspire them to do the same.”

Aduana also gained ProMedia’s support for her participation in the 2022 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, where she not only finished in the Top 12, she also received the “Face of Binibini” (Miss Photogenic) award. The competition also provided her the platform to showcase her exemplary “F-I-T,” which also earned for her the admiration of many pageant followers with her performance in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions, and especially in the question-and-answer round.

The reigning Miss FIT Philippines also made a call to young women with the potential of becoming a “wholistic” queen like she is, and stand the chance to win P200,000 in cash.

“If you know you are a queen who entails fitness on a different level that it covers not only the physical aspect but the holistic internal fragments, then reading this is already your conspicuous sign to sign up,” Aduana declared.

The Miss FIT Philippines pageant is open to single ladies who have never been married nor borne a child, between 17 and 26 years old, not shorter than 5’5” in height, assigned female at birth, and with Filipino lineage. For details on how to apply, visit the Miss FIT Philippines official Facebook page. JB

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