Fil-Am model Maureen Montagne is currently leading the race for Miss People's Choice in the upcoming Miss Globe 2021, and pageant fans are eager to know more about her.
Montagne, who was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona USA, is also a model and professional events host.
Aside from the upcoming Miss Globe 2021, the Fil-Am beauty has also joined previous pageants. Her first Philippine pageant was Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 where she finished as first runner-up. Then in 2015, she won the Miss Arizona USA crown, and eventually placing at Top 15 in Miss USA 2105.
Montagne also joined the Miss World America 2017 where she placed 1st runner-up, and has also represented the Philippines in Miss Eco International 2019 where she finished first runner-up.
But aside from pageantry, what else does she do? Read below.
She won the Century Tuna Superbods in 2018
In 2018, Montagne joined the annual Century Tuna Superbod competition and won the first prize alongside Jules Aquino in the Superbods category. She said of the competition, "My journey with Century Tuna has been the best ride full of laughter, fitness, and unforgettable memoments."
She got stranded in Siargao during the pandemic and started a relief operation
In March 2020, Montagne and her boyfriend went to Siargao for vacation but ended up staying a lot longer than they planned because of travel restricions due to the coronavirus.
"Finding the silver lining in every situation?✨ I’m experiencing my first time here in Siargao and I have to say it’s such a magical island. Even though it was the crazy series of events that led me here, I’m so glad I get to enjoy the beauty around me," she captioned a post.
She's helping raise awareness to end hunger
When asked about her recent act of kindness during the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 pageant Q&A, she gave the lockdown as an example.
The beauty queen said during her Siargao trip, she volunteered to supply meals for those in need including front liners, medical staff, and the local community.
"During the pandemic, I was in Siargao. Together, friends and I created the Siargao community kitchen. It was a trying time and everyone felt so hard it was. Our hearts were heavy, but together we rose. Together we supported our communities and provided our hot meals and assistance to anyone on the island and helped as much as we could. For me, it proved that together, community conquers all," she said.
She hopes that she can inspire others to "help feed the hungry in your areas."
She enjoys fitness activities
When she's not busy modeling or hosting events, Montagne enjoys fitness activities such as surfing, yoga, hiking, and wakeboarding, and also enjoys other hobbies such as sewing. Fun fact: she sometimes makes her own clothes!
"I'm a super fitness lover, especially in the Philippines. We have wonderful surfing so I tried it as much exercise as possible," she told the host during the Miss Globe 2021 Q&A portion.