With only few months left before their respective pageants, the Binibining Pilipinas queens have intensified their preparations.
Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Gazini Ganados, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Emma Tiglao, and Bb. Pilipinas-Globe Leren Mae Bautista shared how far they are into it.
“The training I do is the everyday duties I have, charity works and sponsors’ events. I do my own make-up, my own hairstyle, so for me, it’s already a step forward. I’m very excited about it,” Gazini told Bulletin Entertainment during their charity visit to Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) with Dairy Queen.
Emma, who will compete in India in December, is focusing on personality development training and her communication skills.
Leren, first to compete in the batch in October in Montenegro, is most excited.
“I’m excited undergoing training, for pasarela, Q&A, communication skills, and personality development. I’m also working on my talent,” Leren said. “For that portion, I want to incorporate our Filipino culture. It’s a surprise but definitely, there would be a piece of our culture there (in my talent showcase).”
They were visibly touched seeing and spending time with the children at PCMC.
“Being able to see their smiles, despite having illness, they try to show that they can do it and they are strong. It’s heartwarming to see. It’s my honor and pleasure to be here with Binibining Pilipinas. It’s nice to support these kids despite the struggles they have,” Gazini said.
The Cebuana beauty also received a drawing from one of the patients. She hopes to do more charity works.
“She’s so sweet, she’s one of the strongest kids I met here. She’s having her dialysis. I’m just so happy to be bringing an artwork from a kid who touched my heart,” Gazini said.
Emma’s advocacy is about kids. What she treasured the most during their hospital visit is their interaction with the patients.
“We have to be strong for them. That’s where they draw their strength from. I’m family oriented. So, just seeing them makes me emotional,” Emma said.
Turning emotional during the interview, Leren felt inspired to have spread happiness among the kids.
“They’re fighting for their life. Can you imagine their experiences? It’s not really easy for them. We’re very lucky to be part of this event, to be with them or interact with them, to know their stories, and be like an ate to them,” she said.
Gazini also promoted the exhibit of Cebu designer Cary Santiago, who did her Bb. Pilipinas gown, which earned her the Best in Evening Gown award.
“The gown is so close to my heart. (The design) It’s a symbol of resiliency. We, Filipinos, are so resilient. Despite the fact that we experienced earthquakes and how we handled it,” she said.
With Filipinos’ strong support for their representatives in international beauty pageants, the Bb. Pilipinas queens are empowered to do their best.
“Thanks for always supporting us. I hope you pray for us for our upcoming pageants. Everybody please pray for our success. We’re doing our best to represent the Philippines,” Leren said.
Emma hopes everyone will just unite, instead of spreading hate.
“Thank you everyone. We wouldn’t be here without you. We’ll best represent the Philippines in the most authentic way we can. We’ll try our best to show the Philippines how lucky and how proud we are. I hope you continue supporting us. Sana wala ng hate, all love lang ang ibigay niyo. I hope you support us six queens,” Emma said.
Gazini said she also gets support from her fellow beauty queens. She is set to compete in December.
“I’m so happy and overwhelmed. I can’t explain how happy I am that all Filipinos are supporting us in the international arena. The least thing that we (fellow beauty queens) can do is to support each other. It’s not that easy to have that huge responsibility to raise our flag in the international arena,” Gazini said. (Main photo courtesy of Dairy Queen PH)