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Miss Multinational Philippines 2017 Sophia Senoron on Filipino hospitality

Hailing from Bulacan, Philippines, Sophia Senoron, 17, is currently in India to represent the Philippines in the inaugural Miss Multinational 2017-2018. She will compete against 12 contestants from around the world.

On October 18, 2017 at Annabel’s restaurant in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Senoron attended the send-off party for Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann and Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2017 Teresita Marquez, who eventually became and Reina Hispanoamericana 2017. During the event, I asked Senoron five random questions, one of which was about the greatest contribution of the Philippines to the world.

“The greatest contribution of the Philippines to the world, well, there’s a lot,” Senoron said. “For sure, I’d have to say hospitality because it’s our image. It’s our stamp as a country. If we leave the country, the first thing that people notice us for is our hospitality, our respect, our mannerism.”

“And I think that’s the greatest contribution because when I leave the country, I want people to be able to like me for my hospitality and for them to be able to also learn from it and from that we can have a more, a more loving society, a more loving community,” Senoron explained. “So I think that’s the greatest contribution the Philippines has.”

On February 26, 2018, the Miss Multinational 2017-2018 winner will be crowned at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurugram, Haryana. Attending the coronation night to support Senoron is Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria.

For Miss Multinational 2017-2018, Senoron received much support from Lehmann, Marquez and their other Miss World Philippines sisters Glyssa Leian Perez and Cynthia Thomalla. Senoron is attending studying Financial Management at San Beda University, a private Roman Catholic university run by the Benedictine monks in Mendiola, Manila, Philippines.

At San Beda University, Senoron is a varsity debater. Watch how she answered my on-the-spot random questions here:

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