She was a competitive rhythmic gymnast for 9 years and represented her province in National Competitions. Aside from sports, she is a cultural performer and a former President of Sining Palawan Dance Troupe that showcases Philippine tradition through folk dances. She has also worked as a professional model and an entrepreneur who owns and runs her clothing company. Her heart to serve fuels her competitive spirit and determination to excel in her field.
Samantha is a Philippine Movement Against Malaria volunteer and Spokesperson, a movement that aims for a malaria-free Philippines by 2030. Samantha understands that this period in our history, in this time of a pandemic, the war has already shifted from armed conflict to a war against hunger and for better healthcare. Countries face economic recession as citizens lose jobs, resulting in disagreement and inequality. The pandemic also evidences the collapse of healthcare systems around the world, taking the lives of many, especially the poor and the underprivileged.
It is very timely and significant to bring this war on hunger and health to Miss Grand International, as Samantha lends her voice to amplify these social issues. As we journey together and share our resources, we can influence this war, and the Sun will rise again with hope, love, and peace to all.
See you at Miss Grand International 2020!