Zahra Saldua: non-pageant patty at all (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Melvin Sia)
Zahra Saldua (2nd from left) was the only one who did not change into an evening gown/cocktail dress during the MWP2013 final screening. (Photo credit: Adventures of a Beauty Queen/Joyce Ann Burton-Titular)
One of the ladies who screened for Miss World Philippines 2013 is a talented speaker who, aside from having proven her chops as a radio jock for the FM station of DZRH, has worked as courtside reporter for PBA’s San Miguel Beermen and a quizmaster for UNTV: Campus Challenge. Her name is Zahra Bianca Al-Jaber Saldua, who I mistakenly tagged (my apologies) as Paula Estenzo in a previous post.
Zahra Saldua’s brief self-writted bio states that she “…studied at Modern American School from Kindergarden ’til the 7th grade. Studied at the University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA from 2nd year high school till college. I’m in my 4th year of college taking up AB Mass Communication and I hope to be like Diane (sic) Castillejo some day, or get a show on Travel and Living or Discovery Channel. 😀
I’m half-Filipino (Dad’s side) and half-Palestinian/Jordanian (Mom’s side). I’m a Muslim and no, I’m not from Mindanao (not that there’s anything wrong with that, I’m just saying since every time people find out they think I know how to speak the dialect, wish I did but I don’t :P) And if you’re wondering, yes, I am a practicing Muslim.”
Zahra as News Anchor of PTV-4’s News Life.
The rugged/laid back vibe of this beauty – who stands approximately 5’8″ – may be considered by others as un-beauty queen-like. But it can also be this relaxed/spontaneous disposition that could make her stand out above the rest. And do keep in mind that she is quite an articulate conversationalist. So where everyone else fails to expound on a subject matter for discussion, she could only go on and on without running out of thoughts to share.
Let’s see if Bianx (as she is fondly called) gets officially in and how she will be transformed into a more pageant-friendly presence in Miss World Philippines 2013.
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