When Miss World Philippines 2014 started, Valerie Weigmann entered the competition as the lone entry of Aces & Queen. More than a week after, she found herself in the company of a new camp sister in the person of deaf model/paddler Christine Balaguer who was taken in by Jonas Gaffud after the unanimous decision of all the key individuals to accommodate her.
Sure. Christine had beautiful potentials. But without the proper guidance and training from the pageant master, she can only rely on whatever limited knowledge and exposure she acquired as a fashion model. And it simply wasn’t enough. Add to that the fact that she needed support in wardrobe and styling. She had no formal handler to speak of.
I won’t go on relating the other background information about Christine because it sure would read like a real-life teleserye. Suffice it to say that she is a much happier person now who feels a sense of belongingness. Her confidence has jacked up tremendously.
And with ‘big sister’ Valerie by her side, she knows that things can only get better – crown or no crown on top of her head. 🙂