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Beauty pageant cop Police Inspector Sofia Loren P. Deliu has said that nothing is definite yet about her assignment for the security team of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte despite being seen in public with the team of the Chief Executive.
“Good am kuya. Hindi pa sure ‘yun. Possible candidates pa lang. Marami pang screening process and training,” said Deliu, who is now based in Davao, in an exclusive text message. “Hindi pa talaga sure ‘yun kuya kasi never pa ko nagpa – interview.”
Deliu has trended on social media the past days after she was spotted as a member of the security team for Duterte.
Deliu is the first female police officer to compete in a major beauty contest in the country. But she is the second one to join a pageant after PO2 Neil Perez who won Mister International in Seoul, South Korea in 2014.
In 2015, the Filipino-Romanian police officer made waves when she competed in the Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant. She finished in the Top 15 of the contest.
At the Miss Philippines Earth, Deliu called for the strengthening of the existing environmental laws and encourage active participation of the people in environmental protection activities as part of her advocacy to protect and care for Mother Earth.
“I guess this will create a big impact, especially to the world of officership kasi ako po ‘yong first lady officer to join such prestigious pageant,” she said in an interview on “Aksyon TV” in the past. She added: “I think this will be a great opportunity for us to reach the people, na approachable ang mga pulis.”
Deliu was a graduate of BS Tourism Management before she decided to enter the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Baguio City. She graduated under Mandilaab class of 2014.
She started modelling at 14. Later she competed in beauty contests such as Miss Teen Philippines in 2006, and Miss Baguio in 2008.
“Noong una nagulat sila kasi ‘yung daddy ko dati s’yang soldier. So alam ’yung mga training.Tinanong nya ako kung sigurado raw ba ako. Kung pagod na ako or umayaw na ako, I can just go home,” Deliu said in a separate television interview, when she entered the PNPA.