There is no denying that Binibini 18 Crissa Marie Mendiola will leave a large majority of the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidates in the dust if vertical advantage is used as pageant benchmark. With an official height of 5’10” (which actually appears to be more than an inch longer in person), she has the statuesque description fitting nicely to a T. And she shows a lot of promise that could further be polished should she opt to take advantage of the opportunities coming her way.
Teresita, on the other hand, is one of the height-minimum qualifiers in this batch. At 5’5″ (which could easily pass off as 5’6″ the minute she does her single poses), she does need that extra effort to physically stand out amidst taller contenders who still augment their stance with platform heels. But then again, she has pluses that no other Binibini possesses. Aside from having that ‘daughter-of-a-celebrity-couple‘ tag that easily invites press people to interview her ahead of the others, she is a school-accomplished jazz and ballet dancer whose rigorous trainings in the discipline gave her the correct posture and lithe moves that would be hard to ignore the minute she starts hugging the spotlight. If that’s not enough, this girl knows how to shine in public, as only a showbiz-exposed personality can deliver with the right mix of poise and stage presence.
So who’s your bet between the two, dear readers? Mine’s Teresita. 🙂