MEET Butuan's Bet: Binibining Pilipinas #39 Dia Nicole Magno | Random Republika
It was hard to believe Binibini #39 Dia Nicole Magno used to weigh 65 pounds heavier. In an intimate bloggers' interview, the 24-year old Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate shared with us her inspiring shedding off the excess weight and transformation from being an athlete to a beauty queen. Her eyes lit up while talking about how getting the title would help her further her advocacies -- passion for sports, empowerment of both children and women, inspiration for those dealing with weight problems, and love for her hometown Butuan. Dia (pronounced as Da-yah, not Dee-yah) is an AB Interdisciplinary Studies graduate from Ateneo de Manila University and used to be the country's representative in international badminton competitions. This, she says, is an experience that gives her the boost as a Binibini. Representing the Philippine flag abroad is something she is already accustomed and dedicated to. Here's her official introduction as a Binibini: