Arienne Louise Braga Calingo

Miss World Philippines 2016

Candidate 5

Arienne Louise Braga Calingo

AGE 24
BIRTHDATE 24-Jul-92
HEIGHT 5’7”
FATHER’S NAME Luis Maria Ragasa Calingo
MOTHER’S NAME Gemeline Castillo Braga Calingo
CITIZENSHIP Filipino & US
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT College Graguate
LEVEL DEGREE Bachelor of Arts – Class of 2014
SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY Georgetown University
HONORS & SPECIAL AWARD Cum Laude / Best Knowledge Management Presentation, Thailand Ministry of Education, 2014 / Best presentation at Undergraduate research symposium, Georgetown University, 2014/ Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 2013
CURRENT WORK / OCCUPATION Lecturer of Arabic, Holy Angel University / Education USA Ambassador, American Embassy in Manila.
PARTICIPATION IN ANY PAGEANT Miss Asian Global ; Binibining Pilipinas USA ; Miss America Organization
TITLE WON Miss Asian California; Binibining Pilipinas USA 1st Runner up; Miss District of Columbia Finalist; Miss Sta.Clara 1st Runner up; Miss California’s Outstanding Teen Finalist.
YEAR OF PAGEANT 2009-2014
LANGUAGE OR DIALECT SPOKEN English, Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Arabic,(Colloquial), Spanish, Filipino, Thai
COUNTRIES VISITED Cayman Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand,USA
HOBBIES / INTEREST Ballet, violin, piano, poetry, creative writing, hiking, running, zumba, travelling, volunteering
SPORTS Tennis, basketball, dodgeball, dance, sprinting
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT / DANCE Violin, Piano, ballet en pointe
SPECIAL TALENTS Beatboxing, a cappella, Sudoku, speech writing, public speaking, graphic design, photography, videography, stop motion animation
WHERE WERE YOU BORN & WHRE DID YOU GROW UP I was born in California USA.I have grown up and lived all around the world, including Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and USA. But it’s the most fun in the Philippines.
PROVINCE TO REPRESENT Pampanga
TELL SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN/PROVINCE Angeles is truly the city of contradiction. It manifests a conservative attitude, yet is known for its entertaining nightlife, as well. Plus, Pampanga is the Culinary capital of the Philippines.
WHAT JOBS HAVE YOU DONE? I have had several different jobs: Arabic Instructor, EducationUSA Ambassador, International Cooperation Assistant for the Kingdom of Thailand, and more. Out of all my jobs, the most interesting and unusual task I have had was transcribing Torah studies for an Internationally known Jewish rabbi, Rabbi Michael Lerner.
WHAT WAS THE MOST INTERESTING & UNUSUAL
TELL SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR  FAMILY From a young age, my parents instilled in my sisters and me values of tolerance, intercultural understanding and social justice. We love travelling all over the world, namely countries in Southeast Asia. We also recognize the importance of giving back and enjoy participating in volunteer initiatives in the Philippines, USA and Thailand.
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE? The happiest, most memorable day of my life was when I graduated with honors from Georgetown University. My college diploma not only symbolizes my hard work, but also the sacrifices my parents made for me in order to pursue a college education.
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE AMBITION Since I was 14 or 15 years old, I have dreamt of working for the United Nations. I would like to be an international human rights lawyer for the UN. In the distant future, I aim to serve our country as the Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education