Monika: In 2006 you won the 5th annual Quest Advocacy Pageant hosted by the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, gaining the title Miss Quest 2008. Was the competition tough?
|First year as runner-up in Quest 2002;|
Winner ALEXIS RIVERA.
Most satisfied with? Best talent, best evening gown or best swimming suit. I received the Connie Norman award which was named after a amazing pioneer for the transgender community. This was the second time I was awarded this category so I was very honored and proud. Well the categories for Miss Quest include Personal Style, Business Wear and Evening Gown. There is a total of 7 categories and to my shock I took 6 out of 7. Who would have thought!
Monika: Which outfits/dresses did you choose to wear?
Monika: Did you make friends with the other contestants?
|All Past Quest Winners, including Maria last year.|
Monika: The pageant was established by APAIT in 2002 with a view to facilitating a community level intervention designed to encourage the development and empowerment of the often marginalized transgender community. How do you find their work?