Anabel Christine G. Tia, 25, Ozamiz City!
Anabel Christine G. Tia is the independent applicant who came from Ozamiz City to try out her luck in Bb. Pilipinas 2014. She arrived in Manila with dreams of joining a national beauty competition and was fortunate enough to survive cut after cut until she was handed a rose to signify her status as Official Candidate. And this she did with no previous pageant experience whatsoever, no beauty camp affiliations and no talent scout to take care of her screening needs in the big city.
Anabel (first row, #14) with the other Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
I had a brief online chat with Bel. After a quick small talk, I threw three questions and this was how she spontaneously answered them.
1. What are the advantages/disadvantages of an artist/painter like you joining a tough beauty competition like Bb. Pilipinas?
“Well…the disadvantage of being an artist is that I may tend to be quiet, naive and sometimes weird. But the best advantage is that I can take criticisms well, be it negative or constructive. An artist really needs a critic to make our work more beautiful. So same way in pageants. The more honest critics are, the better ’cause it will mold me into a beautiful masterpiece.”
2. How are you preparing yourself for all the pre-pageant activities where the top favorites and hyped contenders are always given the spotlight? How do you plan to stand out?
“Honestly, I was preparing myself financially for the pageant in order for me to survive here in Manila. I think it‘s normal to have top favorites. They may have the plus factor but for me, its not a guarantee. In my humble opinion, I believe I can still stand out from the rest. It’s not always about the perfect face and perfect body. The most important thing is a perfect heart and time to help, serve and inspire others.”
3. Do you believe that good luck (or the lack of it) plays an important role in winning a pageant?
“I don’t believe in good luck. But I do believe in God + hardwork because if you have faith in Him, everything is possible and plays an important role in winning a pageant. And if you’re hardworking enough, it will lead you to your desired path.”
If early talks push through, Anabel might not remain an independent for long. Right after the announcement of Official Candidates, she was approached by KF’s Rodgil Flores for training in walking and Q&A. Nothing formal has come out yet, although her official shots are now being grouped with the 12 others.
See more of Anabel Christine G. Tia in Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
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