There’s a new queen in town, and she’s ready to bring the country another crown.
Kathleen Joy Paton, this year’s Miss Manila, is currently making waves all over the pageant scene. After winning the title last June 26, the Filipina-Australian stunner has already gained a lot of supporters both online and offline. Some say that with her striking features, intelligent answers to interview questions, and overall queenly aura, there’s a huge chance that she will be the next big thing.
Before being Miss Manila, Kathleen represented the country in Thailand where she became Miss Teen International 2017.
Kathleen grew up in Aklan before they migrated to Australia when she was just nine years old. She and her mom then decided to go back here to pursue her beauty queen dreams representing the Philippines.
In an interview with Inquirer.net, Kathleen shared the reason why she decided to train in the country. “I knew I needed to do pageants in the Philippines. Pageants aren’t that big in Australia, not even the Miss Universe. So I want to do something more challenging. I’m quite competitive,” she said.
Aside from being a beauty queen, Kathleen is also planning to try other endeavors, one of which is acting. “I knew I wanted to try Miss Manila because it’s challenging. While waiting to undergo workshops, I asked Viva if I could join. They said yes right away,” she shared.
One of her goals as a beauty queen is to promote women empowerment and become an inspiration to the young ones.
And of course, part of her plans is to join another international pageant. “For Miss Manila, we had two weeks of hectic activities. I even competed sick in the finals. I heard Binibining Pilipinas is so much more challenging. I’m ready for that challenge!” she said to Inquirer.net
Our hopes are up for this fresh and fine young lady. Don’t forget to follow her Instagram account, @kathleen_paton, to get to know her better (we found out that she's such a beach babe and is into archery as well!).