With her fascinating and deific beauty, it did not surprise us anymore when Bea Alonzo revealed during her guesting in Magandang Buhay that she used to be a frequent contestant of beauty contests in her younger years, presumably before she entered show business 16 years ago.
However, according to her anecdote, her momshie's strictness and firm restriction for her not to do so forced her to join pageants stealthily.
WATCH: Bea, sinabing tinatakasan ang kanyang momshie para sumali sa beauty contests
She may not be full-fledged titleholder nor wearing a lustrous, bejewelled crown and glittery sash in the present, but she possesses characteristics that make her a real beauty queen.
She's an effortless head-turner
Tall, fair, and gorgeous.
Although there are already a lot of female celebrities in the industry who carry the aforementioned physical features of an ideal 'Girl Crush ng Bayan', the Filipino-British lass still stands out.
She has this ineffable charm that can do magic on the camera. She can be dainty and sweet as a flower, but can be a femme fatale that you really would not want to mess up with.
Besides, Bea has a great sense of fashion, as well, which can be seen in the posh #OOTDs she struts, making her one of our major style icons.
Her mesmerizing enamor brought her to the prestigious rosters of various media platforms' Sexiest, Most Beautiful, Most Influential, and Style Stars in the country.
She uses her status to positively influence others
Ever since the first time she became visible in the public eye through the program K2Bü, she has been a household name. Not only because she got viewers mesmerized with her charm, but of her impeccable acting chops as well.
Through the years, the 30-year-old multi-awarded actress has starred in a plethora of television shows and movies. Consequently, her unmistakable talent brought her bags of accolades and recognitions from various award-giving bodies.
However, more than the praises and trophies she garnered, what makes her passion burning towards her craft is the impact she can make as an actress to other people, especially to the youth.
Upon receiving the Most Influential Film Actress of the Year Award from the 6th EdukCircle Awards in 2016, she divulged to ABS-CBN News that "this kind of recognition explains why she has to be picky when it comes to the roles she accepts" and reminds her of how big her responsibility is as an actress.
She has a heart of gold
Speaking of impact, she makes use of her popularity by encouraging others to help those who are in need. Apart from supporting various causes, she finds a way to directly reach out to the people, such as to the victims of the disastrous earthquake in Cebu and Bohol to whom she handed her donations via the Philippine Red Cross.
It may be impossible for Bea to be a beauty pageant contestant age-wise, but she will always be the Movie Queen of her generation.