Much has been said and discussed about the updated age limit of the Miss International Beauty Pageant. So just to put the nagging questions to rest, I took the liberty of chatting with someone from the inside of the Japan-based organization who confirmed with me that – indeed – they have upped the requirement to 27 years old. But there is a condition. The representative should have turned 27 on or before November 12, 2019. So anyone who is currently 27 and turning 28 by that date (like Aya Abesamis whose birthday falls right smack on November 12) cannot be considered anymore.
Let’s go now to my #Infinity8 for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019. Bear in mind that a beautiful face is given extra premium because this is an established niche of the international competition:
Jessica Marasigan of Malabon
Martina Turner Diaz of Muntinlupa
Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu
Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna
Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan
Hannah Arnold of Masbate
Emma Tiglao of Pampanga
Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental
With Gazini Ganados and Emma Tiglao out of the way in my Final Predictions by now, I am left with six (6) Binibinis for consideration. Now this one requires no weird science to predict. There is a clamor for Hannah Arnold to win this crown if she can’t get Miss Universe Philippines. In my heart, she is considered a strong contender here. And I won’t fall off my swivel chair if she ends up being the successor of Ahtisa Manalo.
But in my head, this honor is the perfect fit for Vickie Rushton. Her face and aura scream Miss International without sweat. And I have it in good authority as well that she is one of the few (I won’t name the other two anymore) being eyed by Miss International in their wish-list. If she ends up being Bb. Pilipinas International, then it will be like a ringless three-point shot in basketball – smooth and sweet.
Hence, my final answer is Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental!