Zara comes from a poor family. She never met her real father and instead grew up with a step father who treated her as their own. Her mom suffered from an illness that prevented her from acquiring a regular job. The whole family is supported by relatives who send them money from abroad.
Joining beauty contests is not new to Zara, not to mention that it also runs in her blood (Michelle Aldana, also a Mutya ng Pilipinas holder, is said to be a relative). From elementary to high school, Zara has already won numerous campus titles which has helped a lot with the family finances. In fact, she took home the Ms STI International and Bb. Las Piñas crown in 2006 and was granted full scholarship to college.
She created waves after winning the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific title in 2007. However, in less than two months of her reign, Zara was reported to have given up the crown. Many reasons came up as to why she abdicated her throne: discrimination within the organization, unclear contract, lack of support from the organizers and ‘fatigue’ from the sudden lifestyle change.
By entering the PBB house, will Zara be able to prove that she is no weakling and emerge the Big Winner?
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