Grendel Alvarado missed the cut as Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas 2011 when she was already 25. She must have thought that it was her final opportunity to join a beauty pageant and represent the Philippines abroad.
The winner of the one and only Philippines’ Next Top Model reality search (in 2007), Grendel thought too soon. Now at the ripe age of 27, she has been appointed as the Philippine entry to the Miss Asia-Pacific World 2012 to be hosted not by one, not by two, but three countries altogether. Japan, South Korea and China will take turns in handling this year’s proceedings. Probably because of the controversies that surrounded last year’s edition in Seoul, the tri-country hosting should provide a more transparent check-and-balance of all activities in order to redeem the smeared reputation of Miss Aisa-Pacific World.
Let’s hope this year will more than make up for what happened in the past. Of course, it goes without saying that we should at least support our candidate in the same. Grendel will be leaving for South Korea on May 24.
Good luck, Grendel! 🙂