A hardware cashier raised by a puto-kutsinta vendor tries her luck at becoming the next Miss Bacolod MassKara (MBM) queen.
Janine Cabrillos, 22, who works as a cashier at the Bacolod Triumph Hardware, brings to the pageant stage her advocacy for inclusivity and youth empowerment.
Cabrillos said she is proud to have been raised by her mother who is a puto-kutsinta vendor, and her father who is a construction worker, saying that the jobs of her parents financed her education.
“My mom’s version of puto-kutsinta is the best in the Philippines as I grew up eating it and I am here today because of it,” she said.
“My mother’s puto kutsinta is a testament of who I am right now”, she added.
When asked to define what is a super city, she said that it is a city with a progressive economy and facilities to help people.
“The people have different opportunities for livelihood and they work together with the government to create a progressive city,” she said.
Cabrillos was named “Darling of the Press” at the MBM press presentation.
She is one of the 15 candidates who will be vying for the Miss Bacolod MassKara 2023 crown at the University of Saint La Salle Coliseum on October 16.*