Melanie Marquez wants to be a lawyer

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 28 2009 07:03 PM | Updated as of Jan 29 2009 07:51 AM

Former beauty queen Melanie Marquez shared that she plans to go back to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer.

"Actually, my intention is to go back to school. and I would like to continue my studies and become a lawyer," she told ABS-CBN.

The 1979 Miss International said becoming a lawyer was her childhood dream, and now, she has the opportunity to realize it.

"Since I was a kid, I really want to be a lawyer but I don't have the means. But this time, I have the time, and my husband is supporting me," she explained.

Once dubbed as the  "Most Glamorous Woman in Italy," Marquez said she believes that education is a continuous process in a person's life and that she still wants to learn.

Melanie, who wants to specialize in litigation, said she would probably go to Arellano University or to any school as long as she's with her family.
 
"Whatever...Where my family will be, I will be there, but I will still continue to study," she said.

Marquez said she hopes that someday, she could help people in need, especially those seeking justice.

"I'd like to give justice to those who cannot afford to defend themselves. I will be more of  'for the people, masses,' especially for children who are being maltreated," she said.

Marquez, sister of actor-comedian Joey Marquez, also hopes to finish her studies before she reaches her 50th birthday.
 
"I'm just going to start. I think it will take five years from now. I'm dreaming that before I reach the age of 50, I'm already finished," she siad.

Currently, the ex-Supermodel is busy with charity events.