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Katrina Dimaranan concludes her pageant journey

Katrina Jayne Dimaranan announced the end of her 10-year pageant journey in an Instagram post on April 24 accompanied by a video of her pageant career over the years. She also revealed she will will not be able to attend the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 due to her issue of US residency. Miss Universe Philippines Tourism recently enrolled as a nursing student in California.

Dimaranan entered the world of pageants after winning the Binibining Pilipinas Tourism crown in 2012. In 2018, she represented the United States at the Miss Supranational and finished first runner-up. Katrina then returned to the local pageant scene when she represented Taguig City at the MUPH 2021. In days leading up to the coronation night, she was the favorite in several big pageant pages. The beauty queen, however, did not win the grand Miss Universe title. She finished at the second spot and was crowned as the new Miss Universe Philippines Tourism.

She noted that she met the “most amazing people” through pageants, which also taught her life lessons and to keep an open mind. She likewise recalled her memories about her pageant journey, including her victories and losses. “This journey helped me accept that my past, my hardships actually inspired someone to aim for greatness and follow their dreams,” she stressed. “My 10 year journey has now come to an end and I am eternally grateful for all of the memories I’ve shared with all of you, especially those who were with me since day one of this incredible journey. I am happy and at peace that I can finally close this chapter and move forward to my next goals!” she added.

Dimaranan then urged fans to reach for their dreams and pursue the “best version of yourselves.”

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