When Arienne Louise Braga Calingo placed 1st Princess during Miss World Philippines 2016, it was more than enough to motivate her to go for the bigger league in less than half a year’s time. If she can hold a candle to the likes of Catriona Gray, then she can surely do even better in a wider search where there are six titles at stake.
Your Binibini 2 – who is a Georgetown University graduate – is one of the more impressively-credentialed candidates in this year’s batch. And her confidence compliments a gift of gab that leaves an excellent command of the English language, be it in oral or penned forms.
Here is how she sums up her inclusion as a contender for the 54th Edition:
“I am so excited to be a part of Binibining Pilipinas 2017! It is a great honor and I am so humbled to have been chosen out of 90+ women from around the country. As we have seen, the Philippines has so many admirable and accomplished pageant queens. One queen that I truly admire is Pia Wurtzbach because of her determination and perseverance. One of my favorite non-Filipina queens is Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012. She is a beauty queen who proved that you really don’t need to be a certain height to make a positive difference in others’ lives. I look forward to continue being a spokeswoman to the youth. I am so grateful for my mentors, Aces and Queens and Mafae Yunon-Belasco, for guiding me in this journey. #GoCalingo
It certainly appears that Arienne is in it to win it, however trite the phrase sounds to the ear. And she will prove that she is more than just a deserving Binibini. A Bb. Pilipinas titleholder even. 🙂