Remember Linda Backlund? She’s the half-Filipina, half-Swedish Bicolana who made some splash on reality TV when she joined Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition back in 2008. She wasn’t successful in that one. Neither was she given by ABS-CBN the grooming for stardom (the breaks went to Ejay Falcon and Robi Domingo instead).
Two years later, she enlisted for the Miss Bicolandia competition and was well on her way to topping the same, until she mangled her Q&A during the finals. She finished fifth (or 4th Runner-Up) to the disappointment of all her supporters.
Now at 20, Linda should be ready to conquer the pageant scene once again. Her handlers must have seen the potentials and buckled her down to intensive training…..I hope. The baby fats are now gone. The plus-size profile is now reduced to a more svelte figure in her 5’9″ frame. There’s only one more thing I’m concerned with – her communication skills. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she received extra polishing in this regard. Because if all bases are meticulously covered, she’ll be more than ready to step up to the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 plate and wow us all.
How about you, dear readers? How do you size up Linda Backlund? :-)
(Photo credit: Jerome Sajise)