Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores on the spotlight (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas)
Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores is a cool and down-to-earth person to chat with. She speaks without pretensions and expresses her mind without complications. So when I was able to corner her for a brief Q&A, I wasted no time in dishing out my questions. Here’s a transcripts of my online conversation with this lovely girl:
Norman (N): Hello, Julian!
Julian (J): Hi Sir Norman! You want to feature me daw in your blog? My pleasure po!
N: So are you free now para ma-interview naman kita kahit on chat mode?
J: Sure po.
J: Game! Hehe
N: First question. And you need not answer too quickly. Does being a professional model give you the advantage of doing well in the competition?
J: Yes, it’s an advantage po. As a model, I learned how to adapt to different kinds of people, to take in criticisms constructively and the value of patience. I was able to use all these important lessons in my Binibining Pilipinas experience.
N: Good! Here’s my next question. Do you believe that good luck plays an important role in Bb. Pilipinas? Why or why not?
J: Yes, I do believe that luck is a huge factor but I also believe that you create your own destiny. With perseverance and hard work, luck will be on your side.
N: Okay. Question #3: what is the best pageant-related lesson Kagandahang Flores has taught you so far?
J: I learned a lot from my Kagandahang Flores family. I learned that pageants are not just about the glitz and glamour, it’s more about trust and camaraderie. I will cherish these friendships I made for the rest of my life.
Binibini 1 Julian Aurine Flores wearing Albert Andrada during the National Costume Competition (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova for Bb. Pilipinas)
N: I won’t ask you a lot. So here’s my last. If you are given the chance to wear the gowns of your favorite fashion designer (local or foreign), who would that person be and why?
J: Among my favorites is Albert Andrada. I feel so privileged to have worn his creation during the National Costume competition. Another designer I’ve had the pleasure of working with is Veejay Floresca who is a fashion visionary. I also love to work with Michael Cinco someday. His creations are impeccable!
N: Perfect! It’s getting late and I know you still have to attend to Bb. Pilipinas activities in the morning. Thanks for the time!
J: You’re welcome po. And thanks for the opportunity to be featured in your blog.
N: Oh, you deserve the spotlight, Julian. Believe me.
J: Aaawww. Thanks po uli.
N: Good night, dear!
J: Good night, sir Norman!!!
I’ve always loved this Binibini.
I sincerely wish Julian the best of luck in competition. The challenge is tough, but I know that she can shine on her own merits.