I already introduced you to Binibini 23 Dr. Ena Louis Velasco even before she was selected as one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates. So for this entry, I asked this beautiful Cebuana a couple of questions which she readily answered to your blogger. Here goes:
Why is it important for you to be chosen as Binibini and hopefully become one of the 2018 Queens?
“Being a Binibini at this point in time is already another achievement unlocked. To win one of the titles this year will be priceless. I’ve always dreamt of joining Binibining Pilipinas and be crowned to represent our country one day, like the rest of the 39 other hopefuls. But what really motivated me to join and pursue this dream was my Nanay. Before she passed away last year, her last wish was to see me up the stage as a Binibini. It’s not an obligation. rather, it gave me the drive to pursue my dream.”
Honestly, does your being a Medical Doctor give you the significant edge in the competition?
“Being a Doctor of Medicine is definitely an edge. Credential-wise it is an edge. It’s rare for doctors to be joining pageants knowing the hectic schedule in the hospital. But as the saying goes, “if there’s a will, there’s a way”, so here I am. With regards to the advocacy, it is of great advantage for me since my profession is already my advocacy. This is the perfect platform for me to walk the talk in promoting maternal, newborn and child health awareness and accessibility in far flung areas of our country.”
Someone whispered to my ear that your Binibini 23 was one of the few who really caught the fancy (and unanimous nod) of the panel during the Final Screening at Kia Theater last week. If she can sustain the positive impression she left on Madame SMA and her allies, then we could be looking at one of the potential winners come March 18.