I have to admit it. I got somewhat emotional after finally cornering your #Binibini10 Jehza Huelar yesterday after members of the media and the Miata Car owners had dinner with the forty (40) Binibinis at Gloriamaris Restaurant in Gateway Mall after the Parade of Beauties.
Jehza finally approached me and we had a short face-to-face quality time.
“Whatever happens, Tito Norman, you will always be part of my journey and how I got here.”
And then, a tear almost fell down my right cheek. I hastily wiped it off. She also got teary-eyed.
“Whatever happens, my dear, please don’t change. I know you won’t. Naninigurado lang,” I replied in half-jest. She gave out a sincere smile.
I won’t go into the details anymore as to how I played a small part in Jehza’s journey (along with Designer Xioti Chiu) from Davao City to Aces & Queens to Araneta Coliseum. Suffice it to say that I have seen her evolve into the crown-worthy young woman she has now become.
Whatever happens on April 30, I know that it is in her fate – getting a title or otherwise. All I know is that this Davaoeña is one of the most down-to-earth ladies I have ever met in all my pageantry-driven years. If she nails one, then I will be the happiest. 🙂