Okay, let’s continue with the Versus series I started weeks back.
For today, I’m focusing on a Province VS Province match-up, i.e., Cebu VS Bulacan – two areas which managed to squeeze in three heads each in the ongoing Bb. Pilipinas 2013.
Match #1: Angeli Dione Gomez VS Merry Joyce Respicio
Height-wise, 5’11” Merry Joyce leaves 5’6″-ish Angeli in the dust. Face-wise, Angeli appears to be the one with instantly attractive looks. After reviewing their side-by-side shots for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time, though, Merry Joyce starts to shine more distinctly. So for international standards, the Bulakenya edges the Cebuana, not by a mile, but significant enough to be considered more strongly come judgment time.
CEBU: 0/BULACAN: 1
Match #2: Herlie Kim Artugue VS Jhan Helen Villanueva
5’6’ish Kim and 5’8″ Jhan Helen are perfect for a possible head-to-head collision. Without make-up on, both ladies are on equal footing with Pinay features that push-and-pull each other. Both ladies are beautiful. Both radiate similar styles of smiling. From my vantage point, though, I would give the advantage to Herlie Kim who has a more likeable aura that can catch anyone’s attention in a jiffy.
CEBU: 1/BULACAN: 1
Match #3: Matet Gorgonio VS Camille Nazar
It gets more interesting between Matet and Camille – the match between the Fashion Model and the Farmer. The Cebuana has been walking down the ramp for a profession, while the Bulakenya was plucked out of the ricefields and trained specifically for national pageant purposes. Given such differences, I am more impressed with how Camille was able to transform herself to a poised and graceful lady. That takes a lot of discipline and commitment from someone who is more comfortable supervising farmers under the heat of the sun. Matet, on the other hand, is simply continuing what she has already been doing for so long. This one could be close, but I would give the fair advantage to the Team JDV bet, i.e., Camille.
CEBU: 1/BULACAN: 2
It’s no secret that your blogger is from Bulacan. But I distanced myself from the provincial connection by analyzing beyond looks. At any rate, the Central Luzon ladies are one up against the beauties from the Queen City of the South, in my current opinion.
Once again, so many things can still happen in the coming weeks. Who knows, the eventualities might turn in the favor of the Cebuanas. And I’m very much open for such to happen. ;-)