Let’s continue featuring the ladies of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 who have not made big strides in the competition so far. They may not be considered frontrunners, but are still capable of springing a surprise when everyone’s not looking.
Ivy Kristel Gonzales, for the information of many, is the Atenean of the batch. A Law student, I bet she can handle the interviews even with her eyes closed. While she may be likened to similarly-credentialed (and also an Atenean) Giselle Angelica Munoz of Batch 2012, this girl may yet perform better…..or worse if the only parameters are the strong facial beauties of more than half of the 50 contenders.
Katherine Anne Enriquez. Sweet Kate seems to be lost in the heavy mix of numerous favorites this year. But don’t count her out just yet. Her looks may not be the type that would grab you instantly. And she could still come up with that one swift upper hook to knock down one of the leaders.
Rose Pujanes appears to be another dark horse nobody is paying attention to. It doesn’t help any that, as #14, she is constantly being sandwiched by (and compared to) Charmaine Elima and Pia Wurtzbach. On her own, though, this Batanguena has improved much in styling and projection. What’s more, there is this small voice among the crowded pageant fans believing in her potential of placing in the end. Who knows?
When Leona Santicruz qualified as an Official Candidate, there was a holler in unison saying ‘Leona who?’ She is one of the few who didn’t make it to this blog’s pages prior to the announcement. That doesn’t mean she’s in it just to add up to the numbers. This round-eyed university graduate knows her chances to be less promising than most. But it might exactly be the kind of silent approach she finds effective – concentrate on the judges and give the hype to the rest.
So who merits your second look among the four? 😉