IN PICTURES: Mrs. Tourism Universe 2021 Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo graduates as Army reservist

Published November 25, 2021, 11:50 AM

by Robert Requintina

Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo (center)

Mrs. Tourism Universe 2021 Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo has achieved another milestone when she graduated as a reservist for the Philippine Army recently.

From Master Sergeant, Hemilyn has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel Philippine Air Force (Reserve).

“It’s an honor to be a reservist for the community and for the country,” said Hemilyn during an interview. “Mahirap ang training pero para bayan, kakayanin natin.”

Hemilyn recalled those training days when she found out she was pregnant. “Almost patapos na rin ako ng training that time when I found out I was pregnant. I went on with my training, but with lesser load. Finally, I finished my course.”

Hemilyn said that she and her batch mates have been trained by the Army on public service, defense rescue, and intelligence.

After graduation, Hemilyn said that she’s ready to serve our countrymen.

“Reservists can work together hand-in-hand with our kababayans if the need arises,” she said.

Hemilyn is the daughter of former Casiguran, Sorsogon City Mayor Dr. Oscar Escudero. She is married to Philippine Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Antonio Tamayo, whose family owns the University of Perpetual Help DALTA Medical Center. They have two children.

She took up financial management in Texas, USA and is a product of Charlston School of Protocol and Etiquette and Fashion Image Institute in San Francisco. She is the founder of Total Image, Inc., an image consultant agency.

A relative of Governor Chiz Escudero of Sorsogon, Hemilyn is a popular figure in the pageant industry long before she got married.

Hemilyn is also an officer of the United Women’s Artists Association of the Philippines, a group of professional women having common interests in the arts, led by fellow artist Menchu Arandilla.

The beauty queen shared photos of her activities during her journey as a reservist, which began in 2015: