Ana Patricia Asturias is making Tacloban City proud by being one of the 40 official candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 search. Fondly called “Patrik,” a nickname given by her parents who were wishing for a boy for their third child, Asturias is a 24-year-old, fun-loving and confidently beautiful young woman.
The 5-foot-6 graduate of Interior Design at University of Santos Tomas is a trained barista, an Italian word for male or female bartender, or a especially trained person in the making and serving coffee drinks as in a coffee bar. Asturias helps her mother run a café in Tacloban, a project that has become her favorite since Coffee and Design has been her passion.
A freelance model, Asturias has all the making of a beauty queen and could follow in the footsteps of Leyte Representative Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez who was Bb. Pilipinas-International and represented the country in the Miss International 1996 pageant and finished as semi-finalist.
Asturias always maintains a positive outlook in life. She considers joining Bb. Pilipinas as the beginning of a new chapter in her life. She wants to take advantage of the platform that the pageant provides, to share her story, dreams and aspirations and personal advocacy that is closest to her heart.
The restaurateur, who comes from a big family, also loves to travel the world and read books. She has gone to some of the top destinations in the world like Barcelona, Venice, Milan, Reykjavik, Japan and others. She picks namesake Patricia Schultz’ “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” as her favorite book.
She loves to put her reflections into words since her teens, Asturias posted on Instagram, “I started to (sic) vision life as a journey to self-discovery. While this is just another beginning of a chapter in my life, my journey in Bb. Pilipinas has taught me great lessons that are worth sharing, starting with lesson number 1: Know yourself and what you want out of life.”
“The biggest problem you will face in life is not knowing how you want to truly live it. Listen closely to your heart. Once you start knowing yourself in a deeper level, it becomes easier to find a middle ground in what you think and what you feel. Maturity is knowing what you want, and acting upon it. When you trust your inner self, you will always feel secure that you are in the right path,” the proud barista shared.
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