Revolutionizing tourism representation: Pinoys demand more from global PH ambassadors

The Filipino community has spoken, and they are not entirely impressed with the recent appointment of Vanessa Hudgens as the global Philippine tourism ambassador.

The hashtag #BetterPHAmbassador has been trending on social media, and it’s easy to see why. The people of the Philippines have a wealth of talented and influential individuals who could better represent their beautiful country to the world.

Influencer Bretman Rock, for instance, has been proudly showcasing his Filipino heritage for years, and many believe he would make an excellent ambassador.

Kpop icon Sandara Park, although not of Filipino descent, has always been vocal about her love for the country and has been a strong advocate for Philippine tourism.

Others are rooting for Nadine Lustre, who has been actively promoting tourism and environmental causes, making her a great candidate for the role of ambassador.

While the controversy around Hudgens rages on, there is reason to celebrate the recent news of Apo Whang Od gracing the cover of Vogue as its oldest cover girl. At 105 years old, she embodies the true essence and beauty of the Philippines, and we can’t wait to see more inspiring Filipino faces taking the world by storm.

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