Deniece Cornejo: A woman of courage

Published August 17, 2018, 4:05 PM

by Hannah Torregoza 

She may have suffered a lot in her life, but Deniece Cornejo is a woman of strength and courage.

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Deniece Cornejo

Deniece was an achiever early on. She was a consistent honor student in school, and even after studying at De La Salle University, her quest for education remained unhampered by occasional modelling and endorsing jobs.

In 2013, she was chosen as SM Style Ambassadress and represented the Philippines in the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned brand Mary Kay. She also competed in beauty pageants, trained by Kara G, who was a judge in the grand finals of “Asia’s Next Top Model” competition.

Deniece has also been invited as resource speaker at school events, at the Arellano University Ad Congress, as well as in NGOs and government institutions.

She is a recipient of various awards. The most heartening to her was when she was recognized as first Filipino to assist the female troops of the AFP in Marawi (she went there by herself!) and was later awarded at the 120th anniversary of Philippine National Independence.

Also very memorable for Deniece was when she was invited to speak during the Women’s Month Celebration of the Department of Education and the British Embassy’s “Press for Progress” event. The British Embassy also invited Deniece to a celebration of the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth.

By the way, Deniece also has a passion for music and the arts. She has exhibited her art works at the Bonifacio Global City. She has had guesting stints on TV, too.

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