Every beauty queen has their own personal dreams. Most of them actually finished their degree to what they really want in life. Primarily, the reason why they joined Binibini is to inspire other people to be themselves.

Same story with this recently crowned Binbining Pilipinas International 2018, Ma. Ahtisa Manalo. She said that she wants to join the Philippine National Police (PNP) after the Miss International competition. Ahtisa believes that being a member of the country’s police force can be a ‘platform for change’.


In an interview, Ahtisa said, “After Miss International, I’m going to pursue my other dream… to be a police officer. As of now, my priority is Miss International, pero after that, it’s going to be being a police officer. Why not?”

She also stated that she wanted to make changes and being a police officer will be her next step since they are getting in-touch with people’s lives.

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I have been told that I couldn’t, so I did. One thing I want to tell every dreamer out there is that; don’t let people tell you what you can be, what you cannot do and who you will be. You are never too young to achieve your dreams! This dream wouldn’t have been a reality if it weren’t to my family, my friends, my knights in shining crown- Kuya Jojo and Kuya Eys, my Aces & Queens family- most especially Mama J, Mama Ru, Tito Nad, Albert, Kuya Pao, Papa J, Tito Boyet and Momi Mikee, my supporters- Flying Eagles and #Ahtistahins, the Qrown PH, my core group- Oyelle, Dale, Nico and Tim, and all the people who helped me during this journey. Maraming Salamat po! And to my Binibini sisters, I am very glad I met all of you! I am missing you already! Araneta feels empty without all of you! Shoutout to my fave girls @iamwynonahb @kayeshachua @trix_marana @mjshaka @ayabesamis! Let’s play UNO!!!! This is a start of another journey. Journey I am taking FOR THE PHILIPPINES. #Binibini17 #BbPilipinasInternational2018 #MissPhilippinesInternational2018 #forthephilippines

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She is an Accountancy graduate from Manuel S. Enverge University Foundation and wants to have a daring life.

“Ever since kasi noong bata pa ako, ‘yun na talaga ang isa sa mga gusto kong gawin. Gusto ko challenging lagi ‘yung buhay ko.” she added.

Miss International 2018 will be held at Japan and Ahtisa is aiming for the 7th Miss International crown of the Philippines.