2016 Miss World America Audra Mari is part Filipina

The new 2016 Miss World America is a Fil-Am from North Dakota!

Twenty-year-old Audra Mari, a dean’s lister at the North Dakota State University taking up Public Relations and Communications, was crowned last Friday, July 8, in Maryland, beating 27 other finalists.  She will represent the United States at the 2016 Miss World pageant to be held in Washington, DC in December.

Prior to winning Miss World America, Audra was also crowned Miss Dakota Teen USA and was a first runner-up in the national pageant in 2011.  In 2014, she won the title as Miss North Dakota USA and placed first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant.

Her Filipino connection is through her father, and her grandfather was a medical doctor from Pangasinan.  Her mother is Caucausian.

During her free time, Audra enjoys visiting her family’s lake cabin, wake surfing and riding snow mobiles.

Congratulations Audra Mari!

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LizQuen fans are probably screaming in delight in the recent admission of actor Enrique Gil about the current status of his relationship with love team Liza Soberano.

In a recent interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” Enrique admitted that there is more to friendship between him and Liza.

“Well, para sa akin (for me), we treat each other like boyfriend and girlfriend, so yeah, we’re boyfirend and girlfriend,” he shared.

Enrique also explained their situation with respect to Liza’s parents.

“That’s how we treat each other.  Her parents never really said na, ‘Okay.  Pwede na kayong maging boyfriend/girlfriend.’ Walang ganoon. Pero we treat each other like we really are talaga so parang ganoon na rin (Her parents never really said that, ‘Okay.  You can be boyfriend/girlfriend now.  It wasn’t like that.  But that’s how we treat each other so we really are like that).

He also added that Liza “balances him out.”

Like more than the previous girls that my mom has met. Feel ko she’s like my mom. Yung whatever na ayaw ng  (Those things my mom doesn’t like me to do) mom ko that I do, Liza’s in the same page as my mom. Minsan people say that it’s good to have similarities with your loved one, pero it’s also good to have somebody that balances you and makes you a better version of yourself. That’s what she is.”

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