Back in 1994, a relative pageant newbie named Abbygale Arenas from Pampanga joined Bb. Pilipinas with hopes of giving Charlene Gonzalez and Caroline Subijano a tough fight for the top crowns. She was rewarded with a 1st Runner-Up finish that must have been a sign from BPCI to ready herself more strongly for a later edition where she can deliver a more solid finish for the Bb. Pilipinas Universe title. Her patience paid off. Three years later, she signed up for the nationals and took a commanding lead in the pre-pageant all the way to the finals. At the time, my impression was that fellow candidate and roommate Kristine Florendo became sort of her “protege” who benefitted a lot from the Kapampangan beauty’s tried-and-tested learnings as a pageant pro.
In the end, Abbygale “carried” Kristine all the way to a podium finish when the latter was proclaimed Bb. Pilipinas World with a lovely – albeit shorter – Susan Jane Ritter completing the troika of big finishers that year.
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