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Jehza Huelar. A name that personifies a modern millennial. Optimistic, intrepid and somebody who knows what she wants. She is, after all, the Jehza Huelar of Davao City.
Davao is a global forerunner in the field of growth and development. Known to be one of the safest cities to live in, no wonder many has thrown a plethora of accolades towards it.
Nonetheless, Davao city is also home to a number of best looking and multi-talented individuals in the world over. Be it in any field, Davao has a certain somebody to match just about any body in the world. And that is a good thing. A very good thing, at that.
Many has been written about Jehza. About her life, on how she got into the pageantry and how she is coping with the tremendous pressure that comes with it. Not to mention, of the drama that inspired her to keep moving forward. It’s no secret that her life is one with challenges and sacrifices that made her stand up and fight for her dreams. That she lost her parents in the middle of pursuing her undergraduate studies thus (her) becoming a working-student to be able to make ends meet.
Of the struggles she had to go through, she learned how to balance her studies, school activities, family life, modelling and time for her self. She fell, yes, but she stood up and faced the music with the help of the people around her.
Despite all that, what don’t we know about her?
From the many stories and coverage on her journey to the crown, Jehza has been generous to let us pry even beyond her personal boundaries. Known to accommodate questions after another, many appreciate that openness about her. Stories of her life has helped, not just us, but more so of her, celebrate every new day as a new beginning. She is not shy to share her story and let everyone know who the real Jehza is behind the beautiful face and model-esque body.
On her graduation and birthday, the tall Dabawenya, together with her close family and friends, chose to celebrate in her hometown. With an intimate dinner thrown for her at Zabadani Café Restaurant over at Marfori Heights, it already felt like a homecoming for a queen. Her entourage, led by one of Davao’s most loved fashion forward designer, Xioti Chiu, included some of the brightest people in Davao. Collectively, they have, since the beginning, helped her realise her quest for the crown.
True, her life is not a walk in the park. But as you talk to her, you’d know how she perseveres to surpass every obstacle that has come and may come her way. She talks with conviction; with utmost courage. You can verily identify the hunger in her voice – hunger to win and make a difference. After all, she is Jehza Huelar of Davao City.
Nowadays, she appreciates her busy life. Although she is away from her family, she sees this opportunity as a blessing and something to cherish for the rest of her life. With the pageant night ticking in, no wonder she, together with her co-candidates, follow a rigorous schedule every single day.
Is she having fun? “Yes, I am having fun. I’m enjoying every bit of it.”, said Jehza with her sweetest smile. Curiously, we asked if she still has some ‘alone time’, she says, “Yes. What I do is I sleep to recharge for any upcoming schedule.” She also spends time inside the kitchen to prepare her meals. “You have to find ways to enjoy your meals.” she says.
From one inspiring Dabawenya to another, our beloved Councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta has nothing but high praises for Jehza. “She got it all”, was what she said. When asked for a message for the Jehza on the upcoming pageant night, Councilor Mabel told her, “Prayers. In any endeavour that you do, always start with a prayer.”
Claim it and it’ll be yours, Jehza. Good luck. We believe.
Catch our very own Jehza Hueler (Candidate # 37) and her 39 other co-candidates on the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 on April 17, 2016.