Report: 'Beauty queen cop' part of Duterte's security team


Posted at May 25 2016 08:34 PM

Sofia Loren Deliu first caught the attention of Filipinos when she said that it has always been her dream to win Miss Earth. Miss Philippines-Earth

MANILA - Police inspector and former Miss Philippines-Earth candidate Sofia Loren Deliu will be part of the security detail of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report online

Deliu, along with several other lady police officers, met with the Davao City mayor last Sunday. She was seen shaking hands and exchanging words with Duterte. 

Deliu, who is half-Filipina, half-Romanian, made headlines last year after joined the Miss Philippines-Earth beauty pageant. She finished in 15th place. 

In an interview with DZMM, Deliu admitted that it has always been her dream to win Miss Earth. However, she set this aside and chose to enter the Philippine National Police Academy shortly after graduating from Saint Louis University in Baguio City with a bachelor's degree in tourism management. 

A photo of Sofia Loren Deliu on her off-days. Photo from the Instagram account of Deliu as screencapped by local magazine FHM Philippines

She joined the country's police force in 2014. Before embarking on her Miss Philippines-Earth journey, Deliu was the chief supply officer at the PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion, formerly called the Regional Mobile Group.

"Kami po yung unit na...nagco-combat operations. Kami po 'yung supporting unit. And under din po sa amin yung SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposa), 'yung sa mga bombings. Anything that has to do with rescue, kami pong unit yun," she explained. 

Sofia Loren Deliu joined the Philippine National Police in 2014.

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