Meet ICAGP’s choice for this year: Micaelina Isabella Carter, daughter of Sirikit P. Adaza and Mark R. Carter of Horsham, PA. She will be crowned Little Miss Philippines this coming August 8 at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, PA. She is 13 years old and attends Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School, where she just finished 7th grade. Recently she was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and elected President of the Student Council for the 2015-2016 academic year. Earlier this year, she won an award from the Patriot’s Pen for writing an essay about American Veterans.
When not in school, Micaelina can be found practicing her dance moves, as she is a devoted student of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and acro. From a group of hundreds of fellow applicants attending a day-long audition, Micaelina was selected to attend the renowned Joffrey Ballet School 2015 summer intensive program in New York City. She is also a fierce athlete and has a junior Black Belt in Karate and is currently in cycle for her Senior Black Belt. She is one active young lady! Micaelina believes in the importance of community service and is dedicated to bringing joy to the lives of others. She participates in several volunteer activities including spending time with underprivileged children at Inspiring Imagination, a non-profit charitable organization which aims to improve children’s lives by inspiring them to explore their talents and awaken their creativity.
She is a member of Young Shepherd Choir, affiliated with St. Catherine of Sienna Church, where she sings and plays the guitar at Sunday mass. This year Micaelina donated 12 inches of her long hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. At home Micaelina enjoys cooking and baking. Her baked salmon and chocolate brownies are to die for. She is also an avid reader. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends. She loves the beach and looks forward to vacationing in the Caribbean every summer. Micaelina is honored to have the privilege to serve as Little Miss Philippines 2015. She is proud of her Filipino heritage and is interested in learning more about Filipino culture through her service as Little Miss Philippines. She hopes to be an inspiration and role model to all young girls out there.