Miss Universe 2007 - Philippine Candidate


Anna Theresa Licaros

Age: 22

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most? 
Reading, collecting fairy tales, case digest making, writing, and playing Scrabble, Backgammon and Mahjong. I also enjoy taking public transportation. I actually feel sexiest and most attractive after riding the metro rail transit or taking the Jeep, which is a form of public transportation in the Philippines. I also attribute a sense of empowerment in moving around by myself and a feeling of independence when I commute. 

What is your career ambition?
I would like to become a successful lawyer someday, engaged in a trailblazing practice focused on children's rights cases.

Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I was raised in a small town east of Manila called Cainta. It is located in the province of Rizal and is very near the city where I went to school. Cainta is what you would call a suburban area, and I enjoyed my childhood there because of the peaceful and calm environment and its proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city. My childhood memories include lazy afternoons relaxing and playing in our backyard, playing house and barbecue picnics with my family.

What do you want the judges to know about you?
I am a very dynamic person. When I decide to do something I commit myself to it and I really follow through.

Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
My grandmother, Marcela Licaros. I grew up next door to my paternal grandparents and my grandmother was always there to show love and support for all my activities. She is a woman of great strength and is the epitome of perseverance and hardwork. her profession as a public school teacher also influenced me in my desire to enter into the academe in the future to be a teacher as well.

What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than representing your country in this pageant)?
Being chosen as one of the 10 outstanding students of the Philippines last 2005.

What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
I would like to become a successful lawyer someday, engaged in a trail- blazing practice focused on children's rights cases. I am currently enrolled as a sophomore in the University of the Philippines, College of Law and am part of the Paralegal Volunteers Organization.

Where is the most interesting place you have been?
The mystic mountain called mount Banahaw in Quezon Province, It has a lot of caves and hillside shrines. going to the Husgado cave was an experience! I left the place energized and feeling invincible.

What makes you unique and different from the other contestants?
My being a global Filipina. It is my capacity to integrate my culture and history with the beautiful and useful things the rest of the world has to offer. It is the resilience of my culture that is my strongest trait.

What is your philosophy of /in life?
Be the best by choice! achieving and being the best is always the result of a conscious decision, a commitment to excellence.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
Practicing law in the grand manner, either as part of the national or local government or in government service and at the same time starting a family of my own.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about yourself? Something unique that has happened to you? Some interesting thing about you?
I really enjoy taking public transportation. I actually feel sexiest most attractive after riding the metro rail transit or taking the jeep. I attribute to the sense of empowerment I get because I can move around by myself and I am independent when I commute. also, nothing beats having naturally wind-blown hair and a natural flush on the face because of walking or taking the stairs. my sense of beauty is tough, independent, take charge natural and low maintenance.

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