Step aside, Gabriela Silang. With a historical-sounding name like Manuela Basilio, even our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal would be enamored at the very least. The Supermodel of the Philippines 2011 Top 3 finisher (Samantha Gomez won the title) is seriously considering a cross-over from the world of professional modeling to the intrigue-laden territory of beauty pageants. And why not? She has the enviable height, the stage presence, the fierce aura and the catwalk savvy to stand out once pitted with beautiful ladies to her left and right.
But does she have what it takes to be re-molded into another Venus Raj or Shamcey Supsup? It all remains a mystery, unless she steps up to the plate and qualifies for a Bb. Pilipinas 2012 candidate’s slot. Saturday, February 11, will see if she indeed joins the whole thing and all.