By Ingrid Chaves Agudo, Contributor
AILEEN Jan Valdehuesa Yap was recently selected as Miss Texas USA 2009.
Born October 7, 1988 in Austin, Texas, she is the daughter of Cagayanons Dr. Romeo Sy Yap, a psychiatrist and Virgincita Baustista Valdehueza Yap, a nurse and the director and owner of Virginia’s Lakeview Personal Care Home in Texas. People living in Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao, the Philippines, are more often called “kagayanons.”
Aileen will represent Texas and compete for the title Miss USA International in Houston this July.
She was selected by Miss USA International national pageant director Britt Harrison and other pageant directors from other states.
She graduated as the most outstanding student at the Sacred Heart School in Conroe, Texas and went on to graduate Summa cum Laude at Willis High School.
Presently, Aileen is a second year college student majoring in biology with the intention of proceeding to medical school. She wants to be a pediatrician some day.