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Bb 23: Leona Paula Santicruz, 21, Aurora

BINIBINI 23, LEONA PAULA SANTICRUZ. From practicing the beauty queen walk in her office carpark to walking the Bb Pilipinas stage, Leona is ready to conquer the world. Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

BINIBINI 23, LEONA PAULA SANTICRUZ. From practicing the beauty queen walk in her office carpark to walking the Bb Pilipinas stage, Leona is ready to conquer the world.

Photo courtesy of Araneta Center Marketing

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MANILA, Philippines - Leona graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines with a degree in International Relations Major in Diplomacy. She is currently employed at the Bureau of Customs.

The 2010 Bb. Aurora recalls how she used to practice walking at a carpark near her workplace before joining the pageant.

This 5’8” beauty wants to dedicate the honor of becoming among the official candidates to her grandfather who passed away recently. 

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Leona Paula Santicruz at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Leona Paula Santicruz at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Leona Paula Santicruz at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Photo by Manman Dejeto

NATIONAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Leona Paula Santicruz at the March 18 press presentation at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Photo by Manman Dejeto

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Leona Paula Santicruz at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao. Photo by Edric Chen

PARADE OF BEAUTIES. Leona Paula Santicruz at the Parade of Beauties on April 6, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Photo by Edric Chen

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR. Leona Paula Santicruz in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

OFFICIAL SWIMWEAR.

Leona Paula Santicruz in the Bb Pilipinas official swimwear photo from the Araneta Center Marketing Department

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Leona Paula Santicruz in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Edric Chen

ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL ARTIST. Leona Paula Santicruz in Pitoy Moreno haute couture at the April 11 fashion show in the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photo by Edric Chen

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