Meet Zahra Saldua, a former beauty queen who is now a first lieutenant of the Philippine Army Reserve Command. 

In 2013, Zahra was a second runner-up during the Miss World Philippines pageant. A few years later, she was also crowned Miss Air Philippines 2018. 

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After working for the Philippine Army as an events host for four years, she decided to join the army. "The more that I got to know about their story, the more that it inspired me," she shares in a video interview with Summit Media.

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Zahra shares that being a beauty queen isn't too different from being an army reservist. "When you're a beauty queen, you need to have an advocacy. You need to care and do public service. As a reservist, you are also expected to do public service and you need to care about your people." 

Watch the video below to see Zahra's full story! 

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