TO SAY that her height is her most impressive feature would only be partly correct, for indeed, for a Filipina, Kirsten Garcia’s five-feet-and-nine-inches (may actually be more since it’s been quite a while since we’ve last seen her) is quite statuesque, but she’s much more than just tall. She’s definitely one of the prettiest young Pinays in Wellington, if not all of New Zealand, and she would compete quite favorably in any beauty contest held here, against either her own kabayan or Kiwis as well.
Not coincidentally, her complete package (height, beauty and brains) is crowned by her impressive length of hair, which is like many Asian beauties, long, black and complementary to her impressive frame.
Which is why we are so amazed at what Kirsten has done recently. She is so committed to showing solidarity with those who may suffer hair loss as a result of life-saving treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy that she didn’t mind missing the Leukemia and Blood Cancer Foundation (NZ)’s Shave for a Cure week of March 26-31, and with three of her friends went ahead and had their beautiful hair shaved, yes all of it!
It’s easy to say you support a cause and pay lip service, but Kirsten has gone ahead and showed how much she cares for the thing she cares about, and has gone all out in doing so. This just goes to show that our youth today is not just about fun and parties but about hope and commitment to the future. Kudos to you Kirsten !
We can’t say enough about the way she has been raised by her proud parents Ramil and Marie Garcia, one of the friendliest and most down-to-earth couples I know in Wellington.
For this and many other reasons (but mostly this one), Kirsten is most definitely our favorite Kinoy!
- when is an ambassador not an ambassador? (ylbnoel.wordpress.com)
- pinoyness in the neighborhood, pinoyness in the workplace (ylbnoel.wordpress.com)
- Chemotherapy and hair loss: How to make the best of it (pagfoundation.smilingdogenterprises.com)