This coming Sunday, October 16, will be judgment night for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 Jennifer Hammond when she will find out if her game plan has weaved its magic in the competition and hopefully become our very first Miss Intercontinental. We all know that the homestretch of any beauty contest is the most crucial. More than a few eager National Directors will start flying in to lobby for their respective candidates. Discussions during breakfast will be telling once the contest organizers are joined in the table by the more aggressive handlers. So how will this factor in once all possibilities have been figured out by our representative?
At the end of the day, fate is a deciding factor – fate with a dash of good luck and public relations. Miss Intercontinental is a business first and foremost. And if the collective strength and social media-spreading power of the Filipinos is given enough weight, then that should push the name of Miss Intercontinental back to the pedestal where it was placed by a lot of support from the Filipinos during the edition when Kris Tiffany Janson placed 2nd Runner-Up instead of winning. Of course, we all know how the popularity of Miss Intercontinental waned after the unexpected results of 2014.
Will the stars align for Jennifer this time around? I know that she is giving it her best from the day she landed in Colombo. And she always managed to stand out in all the pre-pageant activities and the like. In fact, she is getting more coverage now than last year’s Christi McGarry who was able to get 1st Runner-Up honors?
Is 2016 the right year for a Filipina finally getting a Miss Intercontinental victory? I am positive, barring any surprises that would spoil our expectations once again. I remain very positive. 😉