Sweet Sarah……. MORE THAN A CROWN!


Saturday December 1, 2018


Beauty Queen with Monterey Park Roots wins the Miss Filipina International Tourism 2018 Title

Sarah Nunnink, an 18 year old Filipino- Dutch-American scholar from Davis, California was crowned Miss Filipina International Tourism 2018 at the Miss Filipina International Beauty Pageant held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center this month.

The beautiful auburn haired teen is the daughter of former Miss Monterey Park Francel Caracol and is the great grand niece of Monterey Park’s three-time mayor, the late Monty Manibog. She also won the prestigious Miss Philippine Airlines title and Best in Swimsuit Award.

Sarah had been a front-runner from the beginning of the pageant. She debuted on stage in a Joey Galon Atelier National Costume — “Serena, Goddess of the Pacific” — a stunning traditional “mermaid” terno companioned with a crystal pearl scepter which earned “Top 3” in the category.

Although she won the swimsuit category, she states it was the most difficult. “Learning to walk in 6-inch heels in a bikini in front of thousands of people can be intimidating.”

For Sarah, the interview and on-stage question was not as intimidating. At the age of 16, she became the spokesperson for a global brand. In high school, she was inducted into the Youth Hall of Fame for her advocacy on Equal Rights for Girl Sports, often at City Council and School Board meetings and on network national news, speaking on behalf of the cause. She has a record as a fierce Speech and Debate Competitor.



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