If there is a public forum/debate portion in Bb. Pilipinas, then count your #Binibini2 Arienne Louise Calingo as one of the best speakers among the Official Candidates. She has such a fluid mind that thinking on her feet is already a given. And that, my dear readers, is one quality that charms me about a Binibini even more. Her gift of gab may come off too serious for some, but trust this lady to quickly shift her style of speech to adapt to what the general public is clamoring for.
As is usual in this 2nd round of features, I asked Arienne two questions and she didn’t need the luxury of time to give me her replies:
1) A good number of pageant fans have picked you as one of the several favorites for this year’s titles. But still, you cannot do away with the doubters. What can they expect from you within the next few weeks to erase their reservations and become Arienne converts?
“I have some different surprises and ideas in mind that I hope I can bring to fruition! I’ve been practicing for the talent competition and recently finalized my choreography. I can’t wait to perform my ballet en pointe routine. Another factor that I feel makes me unique is my deep passion for learning different languages. I plan on showcasing my language skills in some special way, so please look out for that! Lastly, I have been practicing everyday for my favorite portion of the competition: Question & Answer. I really hope that I will be able to provide a powerful, relatable, and grand answer on Coronation Night, if given the opportunity. Overall, I have been preparing for the pageant using a very holistic approach. I seek to convey that I am committed and ready, and I am a woman of substance.”>
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?
“It would be a great honor to represent our beautiful country on an international level. I’m not just vying for the crown; it is much more than that. I am vying for the opportunity to serve as an inspiration, as well as to share my advocacy–education reform–on a national and, eventually, international scale. The crown opens many opportunities. I genuinely seek to use these opportunities to reach out to the youth and represent our countrymen with pride, honor, and dignity. I had read that the Miss Universe Organization is looking for someone who possesses confidence, intelligence, personality, style, and grace. I believe that I can offer all these factors, coupled with a genuine heart to serve my fellow Filipinos.”
It really doesn’t take a lot to make your #Binibini2 get up on her feet and speak about herself with such unbridled enthusiasm. And chances are, she will handle all scheduled interviews in an impressive manner. She only needs to be given the spotlight to do just that.
In a game of basketball, the phrase “ball is on your court” is something that applies to Arienne. Once she gets the opportunity to flaunt her skills, she can be relentless.
As for the Miss Photogenic voting of Bb. Pilipinas 2017, keep on throwing in your support for #Binibini2 by visiting the pageant’s FB page or via Choicely. 🙂