I have known Kristie Rose “Istie” Cequeña ever since her Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 days where she finished in the magic circle and was named Miss Mindanao. She has this go-getter attitude. If she knows that she can suit up to a challenge, sky is the limit to what she can achieve. And so, I was no longer surprised when she screened for and got one of the forty (40) Official Candidates’ spots in the process. She is now your Binibini 33 in Bb. Pilipinas 2017.
“During my formative years, I was boyish. I ventured into sports early on which led my way to NCAA and WNCAA stints as a volleyball player for San Beda-Alabang. But I have also always imagined of myself becoming a beauty queen. I have joined pageants which honed me, developed my confidence and patience. In both fields, every setback made me challenge myself even more. I am always competing with the most recent version of me.
I am the eldest in a brood of two and a friendly/jolly person to say the least. I feel like I am in Cloud 9 when my name was called as one of the Binibinis. I felt God helping me work out to attain my dreams. I am really at a loss for words. I can’t contain my happiness since I’ve waited so long for this.”
Who knows what fate lies ahead for Istie in Bb. Pilipinas 2017? I can only cheer her on and support in the journey. I know that she will give her absolute best every step of the way.
Let us now hear your inputs about Binibini 33, dear readers. 🙂
PS. Istie is an independent going into the competition.