MRS. NORTH AMERICA
Name: ABBY HAMDAN
Height: 5' 7"
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Birth Date: 01/25
Status: Not Married
Occupation / Career: I.T. Asset and Software Manager
Country of Citizenship: US
Place of Birth: Pampanga, Philippines
Education / Special Training: Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Animal Sciences, studied Networking and IT Business applications and 200 + hrs credit towards Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
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Tell us about your family: I am the oldest to my 3 younger brothers. Our Dad is still back in the Philippines with the rest of my family. I have a half elder brother in Manila Philippines and half sister that lives in Jacksonville Florida, My Mom passed away 5 years ago to brain aneurysm. I am also a single parent to a 10 year old handsome and amazing young man.
In my spare time I enjoy: Designing and Making Ethnic Costumes and other Filipino dresses. I also love to spend some time cooking and baking.
People describe me as:Natural go-getter, possesses enthusiasm, visionary, always thinks "outside the box" with a pioneering spirit. Above all I am a kind hearted person.
Special Talents?: Dancing, Designing and Making Costumes
Famous Moments?: I have been participating in many beauty pageants. I started at a very young age to be an ambassador in our community. I was crowned Miss Intramurals, Miss College of Agriculture, Miss University of Southern Mindanao and Mrs RP - USA in Las Vegas. Last, June 23rd I was crowned as the new Mrs North America 2017. I am also a member and founder of Filipino-Amerian Modeling Ambassadors in Houston TX.
Something unique or quirky about you?: I am goofy.
What is your personal philosophy?: "To handle yourself use your head, to handle others use your heart".
Why is this important to you?: This is important to me because I lived by it every day. I have to be smart in any decision I make whether it's personal decision or work related. This has helped me to become stronger, and a much wiser person. Staying focus and determination it kept me abreast in my day to day life and for my future. This is truly a reflection of who I am today and who I have become as a person. I give my heart to anything I do for others. I always believe that if you treat others with utmost respect in return youâ€™ll be rewarded with trust and respect. Life for me is about helping others, respect each others boundaries and knowing the importance of working together. Iâ€™ve always strive to do my best to help others realize their own potential. No matter how bad the situation is, I kept an open mind so I can have a much better perspective in life. Always carry yourself with confidence and gratitude. My late mother always reminded me to never turn my back away from where Iâ€™ve come from for I will never make it to where I am heading. My past will always be my biggest resource for my future.
Your best asset?: Being Persistent
As a woman of empowerment, what is your "Magic"?: As an empowered woman my true magic is being true to myself. Become a woman with substance, compassion and independence . Nothing is more beautiful than a confidentwoman, who doesn't pretend to be someone she is not.
What hashtags best describe you: #bethechange #bethevoice #alwaysawinner #fierceandfabulous #neversaynever
What food would we always find in your refridgerator?: Coco water, Fruits, Rice and Leftovers
What is your favorite family recipe?: There's a lot to mention but if I have to choose it would be my mom's fresh lumpia.
What is your guilty pleasure?: Frozen Yogurt, and Full body massage
What household chore to you actually enjoy?Cleaning and Cooking
Favorite Family Ritual?: Getting together every Sunday for brunch.
If there were an extra hour today I would: Sleep more
In my beauty bag you would find: Fresh Powder, Lip Gloss
I just learned: To fix and replace my own shower head
I stay fit by: Jogging, Walking and eating right
How did I ever live without my: My Son and My Cellphone
______ is the new black: Gold
If there was a magazine title about you, what would it say?: "Your Independence is your Freedom"