Teresita Ssen “Wynwyn” Marquez has had enough of constantly being reminded that she doesn’t deserve a spot in the pageant world due to her stature.
In a tweet last Thursday, the 26-year-old star expressed her vexation towards her bashers who keep on insisting that she’s "too short" for a beauty queen.
“Laki [pa rin] ng problema ng iba sa height ko. Hindi ba kayo maka-move on? 2019 na. Ako lang ba yung 5’6” na sumali sa pageant world? ‘Yung totoo,” she said.
After making her foray in showbiz, Teresita decided to try her luck in pageantry by joining Binibining Pilipinas in 2015, wherein she finished in the Top 15, along with snagging three special awards, namely Best National Costume, Miss Talent and the "She's so JAG" Award.
In 2017, Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno’s daughter was officially part of the Miss World Philippines, which earned her the privilege to represent the country in Reina Hispanoamericana – a prestigious beauty pageant celebrating the Hispanic culture and history – in the same year, among all others. This proved out to be a success after Teresita eventually took home the title in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, besting over 20 contestants from around the world.
I am eternally grateful and joyful at this moment and the many moments this past year! My reign as Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 has been filled with wondrous experiences. Experiences that transformed my life in meaningful ways I never imagined could even be possible. This is such an unforgettable journey made more memorable by the warmth, friendship, and wisdom of amazing people from various walks of life and different cultures. Having known a great many of them made me realize how my life right now can empower people toward the fruition of their dreams and aspirations. Children, in particular, will always have a special place in my heart. I strongly believe the value of education can stand on firmer ground by strengthening the family.This may be a tall order given society’s varying circumstances but we should at least dream and work for a better future for the human family. My reign may end but my journey toward helping create a better world for the little ones has just begun. To all of you, I am grateful for the blessing of your friendship and love. May faith, hope, and love be upon us all. I am Teresita Ssen Marquez, your first Filipina Reina Hispanoamericana. Muchas gracias.. maraming salamat po ❤️🇵🇭 #reinateresita
In November, mere days after her reign has ended, the beauty queen has admitted to eyeing more pageants to join this year, particularly the Miss Universe and Miss Supranational.