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

Languages: English/Tagalog/Malay

Education / Special Training: Bachelor’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 you’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. I’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 I’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"

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