LOOK: Former beauty queen who went viral gets promoted in MMDA

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Posted at Aug 09 2018 11:34 PM | Updated as of Aug 10 2018 10:38 AM

Celine Pialago's Instagram account. Photo credit: Celine Pialago's Instagram account

(UPDATED) A former beauty queen has received a job promotion at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

Celine Pialago, who has been serving as spokesperson for the MMDA, has been promoted as an assistant secretary under the Duterte administration.

She will remain as MMDA spokesperson, according to her appointment paper shown to reporters.

A document confirming the appointment of former beauty queen Celine Pialago as assistant secretary. Celine Pialago.

Pialago became Internet famous around four years ago when she competed in the Miss Philippines Earth pageant because of her "she passed away" gaffe during an interview.

She was appointed as spokesperson of the MMDA in September 2016. On her Instagram account, she wrote about how blessed she is to be working for the agency.