From Beauty Pageant to Karate Gold Medalist!

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Gretchen MalaladSoutheast Asian Games karate gold medalist Gretchen Malalad is a knock-out in and out of the ring. As pictured here Malalad participating in the 2003 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, isn’t new to being cited for her athletic skills and beauty. “I wasn’t among the finalists,” she said, “but I won the Miss Talent and Miss Red Bull Energy Drink special awards.”
Malalad, thrice a karate gold medal winner in three successive SEA Games, displayed her curves in the February issue of FHM, thus becoming the first Filipino female athlete to do a sexy pose in the magazine which usually features movie stars, starlets and other attractive women. The 26-year-old wore a two-piece bikini in two colored photos.

She has taken all of these experiences and landed herself a job as a broadcast reporter in the PBA for ABC-5 and one or two movie appearances. She also did a supporting role in the tele-series Panday of ABS-CBN. Asked about her sporting career, Malalad said she’s hoping to improve her bronze medal finish in the Busan Asian Games when she competes in the quadrennial meet late this year in Doha, Qatar. My favorite comment though is when she said “Baka last hurrah ko na ‘to,”!

Another example of the Martial Arts leading to the overall confidence and success in someones life!
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