71-YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER WINS BEAUTY PAGEANT!
Oct 29, 2013
In a special beauty pageant held in California, 71 year old Julie Rose from Utah won the title of Queen Lola 2013. Winning the title from among the 10 participants, Rose was most thrilled, as she exclaimed, “it’s awesome! Most of the family is here.” “Cross-fit junkie” is a term we mostly associate with young men, but Rose definitely qualifies to be called one. She bench presses 150 pounds, and is very particular about fitness. She’s glad to have some more years to spend with her grandchildren and that she isn’t a burden to her family or to society. While most people at her age need assistance, Julie is glad that she is still capable of assisting others! She has 7 children and 37 grandchildren. Another notable contestant was Filipino boxer Lily Lao, who was 4th runner up and won the talent round as well, performing a brilliant musical about her life. There are only two criteria to contest in this pageant – to be Filipino and to have grandchildren. The winners get Phillipine vacations, jewellery and opportunities to be on television. This unique pageant also serves to raise money for work on youth, education and poverty programs run by the ABS-CBN foundation and Search to Involve Philipino Americans.