Gerald Bohulano, ABS-CBN News
Phoenix, AZ — Asia Espiritu Dising is preparing to represent the United States at the first Miss Tourism Asia International Pageant.
The 23-year-old Fil-Am aims to bring awareness to her charity work and promote tourism to the U.S. in the Philippines.
“It’s such an honor to be able to do a pageant in the Philippines and to have my family all around me supporting me for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Asia is the first Miss Tourism Asia international USA. The new pageant focuses on promoting not only tourism, but cultural diversity.
“Majority of the representation is about tourism. United States is such a large country, and it will be nice if it’s someone who is Asian, especially Filipino-American heritage, can represent our country to the international competition and to represent not just tourism but also the cultural diversity awareness,” says Gene Flores.
Coronation night for the inaugural Miss Tourism Asia International Pageant will be on December 5th at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.
Asia Dising is preparing to be its first winner.