During my first year in LPU, we were encouraged by our professors to watch one of the most prestigious pageants in the campus, the Mr. and Ms. LPU pageant. That motivated me to make pageantry my passion. I was hailed as Ms. CEAS in 2016 and indeed, it boosted my self-confidence which enabled me to go out of my comfort zone. Pageants in LPU opened a lot of opportunities which I never even expected. For me, competing in pageants was not easy as it requires patience, perseverance, trust and hard work but, it was all worth it! That’s why I think with those opportunities and once in a lifetime experiences, LPU molded me to be a strong individual and pushed me to always believe in myself no matter how hard things are, to always aim for excellence and to be God fearing. And as the newly crowned Bb. Lungsod ng Batangas 2019, I know that I can face anything with confidence, bravery and faith no matter what the odds may be because these are the qualities that LPU has taught me. I will forever be thankful for the experiences and all the learning I gained in LPU.
– Jeanette L. Reyes, AB Communication 4th Year