Your #Binibini18 Nelda Ibe is definitely one of the more – if not the most – empowered contenders of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 in terms of profession. As a cadet pilot, she already completed her first solo flight. And as an Official Candidate, she is ready to take off and spread her wings wider as she pursues a national beauty title to add up to her credentials.
I cornered this tall Tarlaqueña to answer two questions for this blog feature.
1) How does it really feel to be tagged the Binibini with one of the most empowering professions among all 40? Do you think this will give you a clear advantage?
“Choosing a career in a still male-dominated field has given me this chance to inspire and motivate other women to go for their dreams or aspirations no matter what the obstacles are It is fulfilling to be a Bb. Pilipinas candidate because it gives me this oppurtunity to reach out to other women….in a way, being a pilot has developed my sense of discipline and competitiveness which are also plus factors in my pursuit for a crown. But I don’t really put in mind that I have the most empowering profession among my co-binibinis as what others think. However, if people believe that I am, well it’s really flattering for me because it gives me pride and honor.
Everyone has an equal chance to win any of the crowns and I know that our professions have a big role to people’s impressions about us. But to claim a clear advantage, it’s not that easy. I really have to prove that I wear what I am.”
2) In just a little over a month from now, a new set of Bb. Pilipinas titleholders will be crowned. Why should you be one of them?
“I believe I represent the modern Filipina and I have the attributes of a true Binibini..I am driven, I am passionate about my goals, I am socially aware and I respond to the need for each one of us to be an active force in promoting worthy causes. If given the chance to represent the Philippines in an international pxageant, I will show them that I am a proud Pinay who will definitely fly high to greater heights!”
Don’t forget to support your #Binibini18 Nelda Ibe in the popularity voting for Miss Photogenic – not only because she represents the new breed of the Binibini, but mainly due to the fact she is just as crown-worthy as the rest. 🙂