Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez begins her basic citizen military training

07 Aug 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Teresita Ssen Winwyn Marquez who represented the Philippines at Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 held on 4 November 2017 at Santa Cruz, Bolivia and was crowned as the winner at the end of the event finale signed up for a basic citizen’s military training post her reign.

Recently, she posted few pictures from her training and captioned it, "BCMC CLASS 01 2020 - Class President, Marquez. Hooyah! Congrats sa lahat! Class 01, let's do this." The diva specifically mentioned that "strict protocol was followed" during their training and "Everyone was required to do a rapid test before anything else.” She has started her training as a reservist and is every excited to be a part of basic citizen’s military training.



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The diva stated that she signed up for the military training because she wanted to which was the answer for the people who were asking her why did she sign up. Post winning the international pageant, Teresita went on to fulfil her beauty queen duties and has also continued her career as an actress. Teresita’s decision to take military training was inspired by actor Rocco Nacino, whom she thanked via a social media post stating, “Thank you actor Rocco Nacino for opening my eyes to this and thank you to our Naval Reserve Command Chief Brigadier General Ariel R. Caculitan for the inspiring stories and words you told us earlier.”

Former Reina Hispanoamerican queen now joins the list of the celebrities who had enlisted as military reservists, such as Matteo Guidicelli, Gerald Anderson, and Arci Muñoz. She is an avid advocate of education and has a Community Engagement Program that goes to different mission areas and public schools. Marquez is the daughter of screen veterans Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno. With her entering military training as a reservist she hopes that she can inspire the young generation of the Philippines to take measures and responsibilities.