Winwyn Marquez has undergone her basic citizen military training to become a Philippine Navy reservist.
The 28-year-old beauty queen posted on Instagram photos from her first day of training last Saturday, August 1.
In the caption, Winwyn revealed that she was appointed as president of the class.
"BCMC CLASS 01 2020 - Class President, Marquez. Hooyah!! #PhNavyReserveForce," she wrote. "Congrats sa lahat! Class 01 lets do this."
She also assured her fans and followers that "strict protocol was followed" and that "everyone was required to do a rapid test before anything else."
It was in February when Winwyn first revealed her decision to join the Philippine Navy reserve force.
Saying she was inspired by fellow GMA-7 star Rocco Nacino, she said: "“People are asking me why I want to do this. I simply said because I want to... that's it. No need for long explanations.
"We don't need to justify what we want to do, we can just show them what we women CAN do."
People are asking me why I want to do this..I simply said because I want to..that's it. No need for long explanations. We don't need to justify what we want to do, we can just show them what we women CAN do. 💜 So thrilled to be joining the Basic Citizen's Military training Batch 2020 🇵🇭 Thank you @nacinorocco for opening my eyes to this and thank you to our Naval Reserve Command Chief Brigadier General Ariel R. Caculitan for the inspiring stories and words you told us earlier.
She joins a growing list of celebrities who have enlisted as military reservists within the recent years, such as Dingdong Dantes, Matteo Guidicelli, Gerald Anderson, Arci Muñoz, and JM De Guzman.
Winwyn, born Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez, is the daughter of industry veterans Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno.
She started out in showbiz as a performer in 2010, and later on dabbled in acting.
In 2015, she joined the Bb. Pilipinas pageant, setting her sights on the Miss Universe Philippines title. However, she only finished in the Top 15.
Two years later, she competed in Miss World Philippines and went on to make history as the first Filipina to join and win Reina Hispanoamericana, an international pageant that celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture.