With forty (40) Binibinis vying for your attention in Bb. Pilipinas 2020, it’s not easy focusing on majority of them – let alone being pulled in by all the interest in the Vickie Rushton-Samantha Bernardo duo. But giving them sufficient exposure is essential so that people will get to know them deeper than what the photos on social media would suggest.
I chatted with your #Binibini16 Alexandra Mae Rosales of Laguna and here are her answers:
Q: What is your advocacy for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 and why did you choose this to be your cause?
“My advocacy is to raise awareness on animal rights and welfare. I chose this advocacy because it’s something really close to my heart. I have been an animal lover since I was a child and as I grew up, I’ve seen so much cruelty in this world towards them since they are not considered as important as humans for some. They are abused and exploited and it is sad that it is us who are the stewards of nature who put their existence at stake. So I want to stand for them, to be the voice of these beautiful creatures.”
Q: Has your life changed so far from the time that you became a Binibini?
”I have joined some pageants before, but Binibini is very different. I have stepped out from my comfort zone and I can really feel it. It is mentally and physically exhausting, but this is something I really want so I’m up for more challenges.”
Q: If you had the power to choose the crown to win, which among the Bb. Pilipinas titles fits you the most and why.
” I would choose the highest crown, which is Miss International. But of course whatever crown it is, it’s still a Binibining Pilipinas crown. And it is up to the person, as to how she can use the opportunity and power to carry the honor and be of good influence to all.”
Q: Lastly, what talent will you display for the competition?
” Tito I will be doing a traditional dance from the cordillera mountains, Igorot dance.”