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No crown, no problem: Find out what keeps Therese Gaston inspired

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“Bakit ganun.. I’m still a winner in their eyes,” Therese Gaston said on her Instagram post.

The former Ateneo Lady Eagle feels blessed to experience being in a beauty pageant, as she prepares on to the next challenge.

Gaston tried, but failed on her first attempt for the crown. But it’s her courage to start again that makes this beauty a real winner on and off the stage.

You will always be our Queen! We are so proud of you 👑✨#MissManila #JLC

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