Teresita "Winwyn" Marquez promises to remain an education proponent after completing her reign as the first Filipino Reina Hispanoamericana.
Marquez in an Instagram post on Tuesday said that children will always have a special place in her heart.
Against this background, the beauty queen noted how she strongly believes "the value of education can stand on lighter ground by strengthening the family."
"This can be a long order given the diverse circumstances of society, but we should at least dream and work for a better future for the human family," she added.
Marquez has participated in community education programs for children since she was crowned last year.
The 26-year-old beauty queen also expressed her gratitude for the opportunities the title has opened for her.
"My reign like Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 has been filled with wonderful experiences. Experiences that transformed my life in meaningful ways that I never imagined could even be possible," she said.
She said the crown also paved the way for her to meet "amazing people from different societies and different cultures".
Marquez also shared this led to a realization that she "can empower people against the fruition of their dreams and aspirations."
"My reign can end but my journey towards helping create a better world for the little ones has just begun," she said.
Marquez left his crown to Venezuela's Nariman Battikha Yanyi during the Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 crown held in Bolivia on Saturday, November 3.
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