It was only a matter of time before I give her another featured spotlight. With ABS-CBN News and PEP.ph already uploading teasers for next year’s possible aspirants, then allow me to throw in mine.
I almost always get panned for blogging about former Binibini Julia Saubier. There are those who say that I am like a dedicated spokesperson when – just like the other pageant followers and enthusiasts – I am just here to write about her then.
Now with the election of Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Universe 2019, will the likes of Julia – strong-willed and outspoken – have the right ingredients to reconsider a second national pageant outing via Miss Universe Philippines 2020? She has the smarts and the confidence of steel to bravely dare. I have no issue about her looks because she remains beautiful to me – especially in person.
As far as her loss (and non-placement) during Bb. Pilipinas 2019 is concerned, we were still gazing at the direction of a beautiful face first and an articulate self after. Someone like Atty. Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong can definitely fit the mold if only she is not under contract with BPCI for 18 months. And that could stop this lawyer from giving up the Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 title in favor of MUP2020. She could gun for another glory in 2021 instead.
For now, let us look at possibilities using a slightly different formula by reversing the focus – articulate and commanding self first and gorgeous face after. After all, a national beauty pageant has the mandated physical requirements already in place.
Your thoughts, dear readers?