“I’m very excited. I have been through so many things the past year for my reign and even during Binibini season. I was able to check so many items off my bucketlist. Best part was being able to go to Germany. I can’t wait for the new queen to experience what I have experienced.”
In my honest opinion, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2014 Kris Tiffany Janson was only one of two Queens (the other person being Yvethe Santiago) last year I was very, very sure of as winning one of the crowns many days before the actual finals. In fact, she remained a staple in my list all throughout the pre-pageant. Hence, it was just a matter of waiting for the announcement as to which title will be given to her.
Unlike Mariane (Bianca Guidotti to you) whom I have known months before she decided to take the Bb. Pilipinas plunge, I only got to meet the real ‘Kris Janson’ during those days in Bohol when we got to judge the Mutya ng Panglao 2014 in the same panel along with Miss Philippines-Earth 2014-turned-Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell and Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2014 Eva Patalinjug.
Here was a lovely and level-headed beauty queen who, when not wearing her crown and sash, is as normal as the girl-next-door. She is like a young teenager who enjoys walking/basking on the beach and talking about the most trivial things. The only difference is that she has such a mutual admiration thing with the sun that no amount of sunblock is needed to keep her from getting burned. From that point, I knew that she truly deserved her Bb. Pilipinas win.
“I enjoyed the whole ride, tito norms. It’s a blessing.”
Up to now, I remain firm in stating that the Miss Intercontinental 2014 should have been her. It was her crown to lose, in fact. But then again, certain unseen forces got in the way. But I will stop at that. All water under the bridge by now.
I am just extremely happy that I got to know this beautiful Cebuana as more than just an acquaintance. Our bonding in the beaches of Panglao, additionally spiced up by Facebook chats from time to time, and even during our brief talk during the Press Presentation of Bb. Pilipinas 2015 serve to make me feel proud to have known a girl as nice and as grounded as she is. 🙂