There are risks involved when a national pageant titleholder crosses over to another competition with the hope of “actually” winning the crown. That could be the case of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos who replaced Imelda Schweighart when the latter resigned.
Curiously, Loren was second-in-line to assume the title as Miss Philippines Water. But the Miss Philippines Air (Kiara Giel Gregorio) was also unavailable and had to pass up on the opportunity to focus on Law studies.
Sure, Loren was promoted but was not exactly thrilled with the reality that she will no longer represent the country in Miss Earth, hence, the decision to become a Binibini and strike a rightful victory en route to wearing the Philippine sash internationally. She is now your #Binibini36.
Watch her personal interview video now, and tell me her chances of winning afterwards.