Blond and Blue Eyes

Topics: Philippines, Filipino people, Third World Pages: 3 (981 words) Published: January 19, 2011
Patricia Chanco Evangelista is a debater, TV show host, columnist, segment producer, product endorser and leader. As a 19 year-old student, she became the first Filipina to win the Best Speaker award in the International Public Speaking Competition - an annual contest sponsored by the English-Speaking Union held in London. Her speech entitled Blonde and Blue Eyes,[1] for the theme Borderless World, bested 59 contestants from 37 countries.[2] Education

Evangelista finished high school at St. Theresa's College, Quezon City. Evangelista graduated as a BA Speech Communication major in the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2006. She is an alumna of the UP Debate Society (UPDEBSOC). Career

Evangelista became a host in Breakfast Supersized, Tara Na Pinoy and Y Speak Live. She later replaced Anne Torres to host ABC-5's DOKYU.[3] She became a product endorser for Lipton Iced Tea.Her column Rebel Without A Clue appears every Sunday in the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Opinion Section. She used to have a column called Crazed in the Philippine Star. Evangelista also teaches Creative Writing at Saint Paul College, Pasig.She is also a writer/host/segment producer for Living Asia Channel and for Media Focus, a talk show on media affairs hosted by Cheche Lazaro. In addition, she writes for the history talk show The Explainer hosted by Manolo Quezon and a consultant for debate show Square off.She serves as the National Youth Spokesperson for Operation Smile and a volunteer writer for Gawad Kalinga.She also produces the series Story Line for the ABS-CBN News Channel.

When I was little, I wanted what many Filipino children all over the country wanted. I wanted to be blond, blue-eyed, and white. I thought-if I just wished hard enough and was good enough, I’d wake up on Christmas morning with snow outside my window and freckles across my nose! More than four centuries under western domination does that to you. I have sixteen cousins. In a couple of years, there will just be...
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