We all would have loved it better had our Cindy Miranda made the Top 5 at least, but her semifinal placement is the best consolation we got in Xianning. Additionally, since MTQI is considered a Grand Slam Pageant by Global Beauties, we can still get precious points towards becoming 2013′s Country of the Year.
Tonight, Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 will be elected in Xianning, China. From among the more than 40 contenders for the crown, our very own Cindy Miranda is aiming to nail the 3rd international crown to add to the 2013 collection of our Philippines reps. After Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul and Miss World 2013 Megan Young, she is determined to come out of the finals successful with (hopefully) the winner’s crown on her head and sash hanging around her body.
While the once-grand competition has now been downscaled in terms of participation, it does not give our bet an assurance of defeating all comers. There is the likelihood of another candidate or two being preferred over her. At any rate, our Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 will be giving it her best shot.
Good luck, Cindy!
While I am not in full agreement with the less-than-tasteful instructions of pageant organizers requiring beauty delegates to dance onstage wearing only their two-piece bikinis, what can we do except air our relative displeasure at the mere sight alone? In the ongoing Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 in Xianning, China, the locals (especially the male crowds) must be having a field day ogling at the candidates gyrating in front of them in nothing but their skimpy swimwears.If this thing was even thought of during the Miss World 2013 pre-pageant schedule, the protests would have reached levels of physical unrest.
At any rate, our Cindy Miranda looks like she’s enjoying her stay in Mainland China, even if homesickness has set in. (See image below) After learning of the recent crowning of Megan Young as Miss World 2013, though, the pressure must have doubled, even tripled. At this point, she should be exerting extra effort to shine en route to hopefully successful results in the finals night come Thursday night, October 3.
There are remarks that she might just be headed for disappointment given the fact that the competition is being held in China. But looking back, it is also in this country where Justine Gabionza won Miss Tourism Queen International 2006. That was more than seven years ago, however. And so many things have already happened between the Philippines and China since then.
Still, let us wish Cindy the best!
A picture of Cindy Miranda in Xianning, China.
I’ve been waiting since yesterday for something to come out regarding her quest for Miss Tourism Queen International 2013. This is a good start at least.
Isn’t she just a stand-out above?
The Official Send-off for Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda got underway this afternoon at Gateway with the presence of fellow Bb. Pilipinas Gold sisters lending some glitter to the occasion.
Come Sunday, Cindy will be flying to Xianning, China to try and win our 2nd (or 3rd depending on what will happen come September 28) Grand Slam crown for 2013 – Miss Tourism Queen International. Finals night for the pageant will be on October 5.
We wish our representative the best as she gives her 100% to do the country proud in China.
Best of luck, Cindy!
Just when Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda thought that all is lost with her international pageant representation, a glimmer of hope came her way as Miss Tourism Queen international 2013 is now all systems go in Xianning, China for an October 5 finals.
This coming Sunday, September 22, she will finally depart for the host city. The official send-off should happen any day now, and although it may look rushed, anything is better than none. The more important thing is that our “Asian Barbie Doll” won’t be wasted during her reign.
Her training is wrapping up. Her wardrobe is now being finalized. And Cindy has already psyched herself up for whatever eventualities await her in the mainland.
Good luck, Cindy!
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda must be heaving a sigh of relief. Now that Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 has been green-lighted for an October 10 finals in China, she is deep in training with Aces & Queens together with Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ara Arida.
Cindy should be leaving for Mainland China later this month, with a send-off possibly next week. The competition was initially scheduled for Lhasa, Tibet, but major changes happened in the hosting duties.
I’m glad the Tourism title is pushing through with a representation. It’s such a waste if Cindy won’t be given the chance to compete abroad, given that the girl is really hyped to wear the Philippine sash.
What’s a Bb. Pilipinas title without international pageant representation? Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda should ask her predecessor – Katrina Dimaranan – who was left out in the cold when her supposed overseas assignment failed to materialize. Nobody to blame but the organizers of the China-based competition.
The good news is that the holding of Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 (which was supposed to be held last December 28, 2012) will most likely push through (especially after the recent selection of China’s rep to the same). I don’t even want to ask if BPCI will still choose between her and Katrina on who will make the trip if ever. Being the reigning winner, she should feel confident of stepping up to the task and wearing the country’s sash with pride.
Cindy can only hope for the best. I’m pretty sure she will give her all to shine bright in the international stage.
The four winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 are now enjoying their crowns. While a part of the results caught everyone by surprise, the title assignments were generally acceptable to most everyone.
Pending the announcement of the host country for Miss Universe 2013, our bet for Miss Supranational 2013 appears to have the more dreamy destination. Mutya Johanna Datul will be Central Europe-bound as she will travel all the way to Minsk, Belarus for the competition. I think she will do good there, what with her uber pretty face and warm disposition. She won’t have the luxury of having a lot of Pinoy supporters following her, though. So she will need to toughen herself once left alone in a strange and foreign land.
And Bea Rose Santiago won’t have jet lag on her scheduled trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for Miss International 2013. With the ease and reasonable expense of ASEAN travel, I’m sure her Kagandahang Flores team and loved ones will find it easy to be physically present to provide moral support.
How about Joanna Cindy Miranda? Well, let’s see first if a Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 in China will push through. We all know that her predecessor – Katrina Dimaranan – was a frozen delight throughout 2012 as her supposed representation never materialized. The question in my mind is which one of the two will be sent if ever the pageant finally resumes. It is always possible that Kat will be given the chance with Cindy waiting for her turn in 2014.
With talks of Panama, Puerto Rico and China vying to host Miss Universe 2013, Ariella Arida will definitely have the most important and most glamorous mission of all. Let’s just hope that she won’t have to wait seven months (like Janine Tugonon) before competing. On the other hand, I don’t think it would be such a bad idea to wait. After all, the physical and mental preparations for MU are not for the weak-willed and impatient. Her transformation will be eagerly-awaited.
And will Virreina (or sole runner-up/finalist) Pia Wurtzbach get the chance to wear the Philippine sash abroad? I hope she does. A second-tier competition shouldn’t be really looked down at, for as long as BPCI did a good background check on the organizers.
Congratulations once more to all the winners! Best of luck in your international pageants!