After bagging the Miss Intercontinental crown, Cinderella Obeñita had her homecoming parade in her hometown of Misamis Oriental.
"I AM HOME! Thank you, Misamis Oriental for the reception like no other. My heart is full for all the congratulatory words you have exclaimed at me. Salamat jud kaayo (Maraming salamat talaga)!" she posted on her Instagram page.
The beauty queen said that she is looking forward to going around the province to see more of her kababayans.
"Kita-kita ta puhon as I go around the province, continuing my tasks as government employee while fulfilling my responsibilities as @missintercontinentalofficial, at the same time," she said.
Cinderella was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2021 on October 30 in Egypt.
The 25-year-old beauty queen is now the second Miss Intercontinental from the Philippines.
"What has happened is a romantic journey of serendipity—an unexpected luck that came my way by some divine work. So for this triumphant episode in my continuing Cinderella story, let me thank the Almighty and all the people who have pushed me in the right direction," she posted on social media following her triumph in the pageant.
"Our victory is a symbol of optimism of a dream come true. That in the midst of a world unknowing of the future, our journey shines for us to redefine pageantry as a meaningful stage to show the best of humanity," she added.