LanguagesTagalog, English, Ilocano
Current OccupationNursing Graduate
“Hello everyone! Welcome to my journey for the Miss World 2015 crown.”
Hillarie was born and raised in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, in the Northern region of the Philippines. A Nursing graduate, Hillarie is a caring individual and has ambitions of starting her own foundation for under 5s, to provide care for vulnerable children in her nation. She hopes to use her new found fame to raise funds and inspire other organisations to help her. A dancer, Hillarie started ballroom at the age 9, and more recently enjoys modern dance. Her hobbies include photography, fashion and travel, her favourite comfort food is traditional Filipino adoba and her favourite song is Bob Marley’s One Love.
“The Philippines consists of 7107 islands that are categorized under three divisions; Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and pristine beaches.”
What’s your current favourite website?
I am focused on strengthening my advocacy that is why I spend a lot of time at gatesfoundation.org and unmilleniumproject.org. For personal style, thesartorialist.com.
If you could invite anyone (living or historic) to dinner, who would it be and why?
Nelson Mandela. He inspired me a lot in the way that I looked at life in a winder perspective. That people can be influential regardless of the mistakes in the past. The most important thing is what he did good for the society.
What would be your dream job?
I would like to be an astronaut, if i am dreaming big! But I want to be a philanthropist in general.
If you could work with any fashion designer, who would it be and why?
I dream of working/wearing a Monique Lhuiller, because not only that she is a Filipina, but also she has very fluid designs showcasing femininity and elegance.
What item of make-up could you not live without?
It will have to be lipstick, because it accentuates my smile.
Mac or PC?
Sweet or Savory?
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
The healing touch, so I can alleviate the children who are suffering from the pain.
Which Challenge Events do you feel most confident about?
I am excited to do the fashion runway, and mostly the Sports Challenge.
Why did you enter Miss World?
It has been a dream since I was a child to have a crown and to have an advocacy that will create change. I saw that Miss World will be the best avenue to be an inspiration for people to think about others and set aside personal interest.