Binibini 34 Sarah Christine Bona from Bicol Region is one of the five who joined the fold after the first salvo of disqualifications in Bb. Pilipinas. But she doesn’t mind entering the game later than most. In fact, she is grateful that the door remained open for her participation.
Back in 2012, Sarah worked as a Volunteer Nurse in a Public Health Community Center before getting into work as a Receptionist with a studio. Nowadays, she is way too focused on doing well in the nationals. And as practiced for Holy Week, your blogger asked this exotic-looking Bicolana to answer my Q&A.
1) Do beauty pageants and religion make a good mix? Explain your answer.
I believe that religion and pageants could coexist, though there’s a bit of restriction specially when it comes to the swimsuit competition. And at the end of the day, it all points to one thing, respect. Respect each other. Each candidate should respect their beliefs because when we do so, everything fits perfectly.
2) How spiritual are you as a Binibini?
I am a very spiritual person. I have a personal relationship with God. In my Binibini journey, He has been a shoulder to cry on and a source of strength such that every day, there’s there nothing more I could do but do my best, perform to my heart’s desire and believe that the dream for myself is in accordance to His grand plan for me.
3) What is the most selfless act that you have made to another person or group of persons outside your family?
Lately, I’ve been very busy with my binibini journey but every nigt before I sleep, I never forget to pray for the people around me. Each of them carries there own burdens and I hope that with my prayers, I can somehow give them strength to countinue and to never give up.
4) Would you go for a Binibini who is religious with a lot of restrictions or someone who is liberal and with a come-what-may attitude in life?
I’ll go for someone who is religious and with restrictions. As long as these restrictions stem from traditional values and belief, then there’s nothing wrong with it because being so means you have a deep understanding of who you are and you can fight for what you believe in. That makes you a perfect binibini.
Sarah may not be one of the more popular Binibinis in this batch. But make no mistake. She is giving it her absolute best and plans to surprise the other contenders with a well-deserved performance and placement when it matters most.