Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Philippines International®

Jamielee Ortiz Apigo

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. In Toronto, we have this exhibition called CNE with rides and games every summer. When I was 8, I went on a roller coaster with my cousin and my older sister. I was terrified, but forced to ride it. I still remember to this day because we have a video of everything, the way I held my cousins arm and screamed for dear life.

What according to you is a true friend?
When I was little, I was involved in many extra- curricular activities. I was in several dance recitals for jazz and ballet. I played various instruments like piano, violin, flute and even tried singing lessons. As well as sports, I played basketball, volleyball, swimming and taekwondo. I remember doing Ultra 2 for swimming and failing it the first time, I felt so embarrassed.

How do you handle criticism?
Throughout my whole childhood, I loved to cook and still do today. Its been my passion to cook for others and is something I do whenever I am alone or sad. I was always told to become a chef , but it turns out that it was just a hobby for me when I was little. I realized that I was able to discover new things and experiment with what nature has to offer.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Visiting back home to the Philippines was a very difficult task for me because I would be terrified of travelling in airplanes. One time when I was 3 yrs old I would start yelling Stop the Plane! Stop it! Stop the plane! My family felt so embarrassed because all the passengers started staring and even the flight attendants tried to calm me down.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
When I was graduating elementary school, I graduated with honours, Christianity award, Excellence in Geography, as well as Excellence in Art. Im now a sophomore at Father John Redmond and already received honours in grade 9. I am taking AP English and AP Science because my ambition is to become a hygienist and travel to the Philippines to help those who are in poverty and help them with dental care.