About

Born in Sydney, Australia, but predominantly raised in the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines. Along with Filipino heritage, her ancestry to Chinese-Spanish and Croatian origins.

She started as a fashion model gracing runways and billboards…

…making the natural transition into TV Hosting, Radio Jockey and artist.

In 2016, she realised one of her childhood dreams by earning the Miss Cebu 2016 title, which gave her the platform to represent her island on a national stage, becoming a voice for female empowerment and environmentalism. After this, she became a social entrepreneur starting up her own consultancy business and charity in 2017.

She primarily focused on continuing her legacy projects promoting female empowerment and wellbeing, the latter uniquely using a combination of barbell weightlifting, yoga and freediving. She continues to endorse products, organize and host events when she is not occupied conducting consultations, coaching and public speaking engagements, including two TED talks.

Join Raine Baljak as she writes about motivation, well-being, and the environment on her blog of fun-filled adventures.

I aspire to inspire before I expire.

Thus the birth of this website, Gaijin Guide.

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