Miss Philippines 2017
Miss Philippines, Miss Sammie Anne L. Legaspi was born in San Pedro, Laguna 24 years ago but is now residing in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines. She is a true-blue Ilocana, though. She is a former Tourism student at De La Salle Dasmariñas who used to be a dance choreographer and singer as part of different organizations to enhance her skills and do some charity works along the way.
“I am the daughter of volunteer preachers. And since my parents do not have regular income, I use all my God-given talents to support my family. I stopped my studies so I can focus on supporting them because I always believe that education will always be there if I wanted to go back. On the other hand, I can’t have my family forever by my side so I am giving everything that I can offer.”
Sammie is a creative person, fashion-wise. This is an innate talent she has been using for several years now.
“Nowadays, the young ones are always trying to be like the people they see on television – buying branded wear and trying to be somebody else. I want to teach and help them on how to be fashionable not because it is the trend but because they should dress and style themselves like they’re showcasing their whole identity. For instance, I am a huge fan of garage sale or “ukay-ukay”. I love it because aside from being practical, I use to explore my creativity in a sense of challenging myself and going beyond my limits so I could bring out the best in it by giving it a new life.
Fashion should be in the sense that it can speak for itself without using words but the actions of how you carry your clothes whether it is costly or cheap. Because at the end of the day, it is not about the brand names that you carry, but how you carry your personality tagged along your name. Be who you are, embrace it, make your own brand and claim it.”
Before winning the Miss Philippine Islands just recently, she placed 2nd Runner-Up during Miss Global Philippines 2016, won Miss Sophie Paris Philippines 2016 and was named Saniata ti Ilocos Earth 2016 and an official candidate of Binibining Pilipinas 2017.