- Winwyn Marquez is determined to keep being a role model.
- The international beauty titlist wants to remain true to her advocacy — children’s education.
- She backed out of the soap Pamilya Roces because there are sensitive scenes in it not aligned to Winwyn’s personal cause.
Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Winwyn Marquez is a staunch believer in her advocacy to use her platform to promote education for children.
It is for this reason that she had to back out of the upcoming Kapuso series, Pamilya Roces. The series is under Joel Lamangan‘s direction.
Marquez declared that she isn’t going to be part of Pamilya Roces. She also explained why, mentioning the sensitive scenes that she can’t do.
“Ayaw ko kasi sanang pangunahan sila. Pero hindi na nga po ako kasama dun sa Pamilya Roces… Meron kasing scenes na medyo sensitive nang konti na hindi siya in line sa dapat kong gawin. So we have to wait for the right project.”
Winwyn expressed her sadness in backing out of the Kapuso series. She, however, felt happy that this didn’t create any bad blood between her and Direk Joel.
“I felt sad, siyempre excited ako na maka-work si Direk Joel. Nakausap ko naman siya, naintindihan naman ni Direk Joel, naintindihan naman ng buong production, and I’m very happy na walang bad blood or anything. Buti na lang, hindi pa ako nag-cause ng kahit na anong delay sa kanila kasi hindi pa talaga ako nagdi-day one.”
Marquez is looking after her image since she’s still active in her advocacy for children’s education. She has an ongoing community engagement program where they distribute books and teach the kids of the district.
“Hanggang ngayon kasi, siyempre lalo na nagtuturo ako ng mga bata, ang advocacy ko sa kids. So, may limitations ako… Lalo na sa TV, kasi every day napapanood, e. Hindi naman yung parang movie na one time lang siya, e. Eto kasi, TV, kailangan safe kami sa pagpili kung ano ang gagawin namin.”
According to Winwyn, her community engagement program is still ongoing.
“Ngayon ay tuluy-tuloy pa rin yung community engagement program ko. Yung last ko, nandun ako sa Noveleta, Cavite. Nagbigay kami ng 200 books sa dalawang school dun. Nag-book reading kami. Nagbigay kami ng mga tsinelas. Parang one big party educational party for kids. Yun ang ginagawa ko ngayon, tuluy-tuloy naman siya.”