When was the last time Bb. Pilipinas had more than one or two applicants standing at least 5’10″ and not stuck with just being tall? Honestly, I can’t remember anymore. Sure we had the likes of Reina Mae Maerina (5’10″, 2010) or Tabetha Jo Frick (5’11″, 2008) in the past, but they really just helped up the average height of a particular batch but never considered serious threats.
This year, we have at least five (three are pictured above and one on the left) who raise the roof so to speak. And they are not your gangling easy-to-dismiss contenders by any stretch of the imagination. We have 1/4-of-an-inch-shy-of-6-feet-tall Anna Buquid leading the trail. And then there is 5’11″-on-bare-feet Merry Joyce Respicio. And let’s not forget the 5’10″-trio of Cassandra Naidas, Pauline Quintas and Valiry Vispo. Their heights combined will help seal the height mean to about 5’8″ for 2013 (as compared to around 5’6″ in the past).
Nice, very nice!