For pageant-crazy fans, the long wait ends on June 9 when six
beauties from all over the Philippines will be named the country’s fairest. During
the Bb. Pilipinas 2019 coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the next
set of Filipina beauty queens will be chosen to represent the country in six
different competitions abroad, including the Miss Universe and Miss
International beauty pageants.
Interestingly, Bicolandia is well represented with at least
six of the 40 official candidates coming from this region. Probably the
influence of Catriona Gray, the reigning Miss Universe, who traces her maternal
roots to Oas, Albay. Ms. Gray has clearly upped the standards for missosology not
only with her beauty of face and form, but more importantly with her wit,
confidence, and social awareness. And yes, her lava walk.
Wanting to follow Catriona’s footsteps, these Bicolanas are out to prove that beauty contestants can also be relevant and essentially ‘woke’ to current local and global issues.
And of course, our local bet from the Happy Island!
Two other contestants, Sigrid Grace Flores and Joanna Rose Tolledo, also have their origins in Catanduanes, but are representing Iloilo and Caloocan City, respectively.
I feel inclined to ask the question again: Do Bicolanas have more fun?Please click here for some insights.