BB. PILIPINAS International 2019 Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong shares a detailed schedule of her bar review on her Instagram Stories. On May 3, 2019, Patch was among the 1,800 examinees who passed the bar exam. Then on June 14, 2019, a week after winning the Bb. Pilipinas International crown, the UP Law graduate took her lawyer’s oath. All that is left to do is “Sign the roll of attorneys.”
The beauty queen wrote on her Instagram post uploaded earlier today, June 16, “So happy to share this day with my parents, my UP Law batchmates and friends from other law schools, and all of you! (I’ll change my bio after signing para sabay sabay na! [smiling emoji])??
Patch’s dream of becoming a lawyer began with her dad, who is a lawyer. When the bar exam results were released, Patch posted her photo with her dad with the caption “Atty. Magtanong and Atty. Magtanong.”
Over on Instagram Stories, Patch entertained some questions about taking the bar exam.
A graduate of Business Economics before taking up Law, the Bb. Pilipinas International titleholder said that “literally every course can be pre-law.”
She added, “I have batchmates who are mechanical engineers, mathematicians, even doctors!!”
One netizen asked if Patch gets enough sleep during her review days. The model-beauty queen revealed that she always aims for at least 8 hours of sleep.
Her answer read, “I always prioritize sleep! When I’m puyat I’m not 100% and I’m not as productive.
“It’s important to rest your mind too because bar review is exhausting!!”
Patch then elaborated on her daily review schedule in a separate answer. The 24-year-old Bataan beauty started her review in July and studied from Monday to Saturday.
“I didn’t study on Sundays expect around October cause I was rushing na,” she said.
“I usually start 8:30am until 7 or 8pm, then after that I do something fun like see my friends, go to dinner, watch a movie, go to the gym, but I make sure I’m asleep by 11 or midnight so I can wake up early!
“I read 100 pages a day more or less, depending on the density of the material. I took down notes during second read which was really helpful cause it had everything I needed to memorize during preweek.
“I supplemented my reading materials with Jurists online lectures.”
At the end, Patch reminded her followers to put “mental health first.”
She continued, “There are good days and bad days, don’t beat yourself up about not finishing your goal.
“There were times na I’d sit on my table for 6 hours and only read 15 pages. Sobrang sayang. If your mind is super saturated already, close your book and go do something else. Bawi nalang tomorrow.
“Above all, mental health first.”
CATRIONA GRAY says she is “more than willing” to lend Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados a helping hand in her journey.
“I didn’t follow closely along with the batch, but seeing how they performed on Sunday, I have great faith in the teams here and the passionate Filipinos that we have here that are able to support and mold our girls that I’m sure that we will do great,” the reigning Miss Universe told the press on June 14 after her latest endorsement event in Rockwell, Makati.
Last June 9, 2019, six Binibining Pilipinas candidates were crowned as this year’s new set of queens: Bea Patricia Magtanong is Bb. Pilipinas International 2019, Resham Ramirez Saeed is Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2019, Emma Mary Tiglao is Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019, Samantha Lo is Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019, Leren Mae Bautista is Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019, and Gazini Ganados is Miss Universe Philippines 2019.
The current Miss Universe titleholder said, “She was so sweet. She was so sweet.
When I met her backstage and the winners circle, she was like, ‘Oh my gosh Cat, I’m so overwhelmed that this has happened!’
“She was the sweetest girl, and I wish her nothing but the best.”
Understanding the kind of pressure Gazini is currently facing, Catriona wants to show her full support to her successor.
The beauty queen-endorser continued, “That’s what a queen’s role is for me. You’re a part of the sisterhood.
“Although I am the reigning Miss Universe, if there is a piece of advice that I can give her—because there is a lot of pressure and I can understand that. If there is any small advice that I can give her, I’m more than willing.”
One of the memorable highlights from the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 coronation night was Catriona’s heartfelt farewell walk and farewell message.
“It was really an emotional moment for me,” the 25-year-old beauty queen said, recalling that night.
“The weeks going up to it, I was like, I don’t know what I want to say because I was thinking about it so much and so much has happened in this journey. How do you put it in that amount of time?
“But the message I gave really was from my heart. It was what I really wanted to share, and to see that it touched so many people was really overwhelming.”