36 comments on “A Modern Cinderella

  1. Nakaka aliw yung ibang pageant blogger na kesyo alam nila na mananalo at mag uuwi ng korona si Cindy. Hindi daw dark horse si Cindy. Pero kung babalikan yung mga blog nila ni hindi man lang nila mabanggit si Cindy. The most lang na napansin sya was during natcos lang. But infairness kay Cindy mabuti ng ganun tahimik sa una. Kesa sa iba na ang ingay pero nganga sa dulo.

  2. Justice for Justine Felizarta! To those who are close to Justine, PLEASE tell her to continue her pageant journey back in Canada. She is still ELIGIBLE for Miss Globe, Miss Supranational, Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss Universe, Miss Intercontinental, etc. She just has to find ways to contact the national organizations responsible for sending representatives to the aforesaid int’l. pageants.

    Thanks. Maayong udto sa tanan.

    And congratulations to Cindy Obenita (another girl from Mindanao). We are proud of you.

  3. I’m happy for her and she proved her worth as a finalist. But let’s be honest – she will highly likely clap in her international pageant. Wits can only take you so far in a beauty pageant, especially if you compete with models who are also brainy and verbose.

    • Agree
      Not the kind of beauty that wows international orgs
      Like Dang Cecilio Isabella Manjon and Catacutan
      Dapat sexy

  4. When is it not okey to be not okey? well, it is not okey to be asked this stupid question, considering the 30 second time limitation.

  5. She won because she stepped up when it really matters. When almost all of the semifinalists gave less impactful answers, she made sure that she would deliver the most convincing answer. Of course, it takes a brilliant mind to do that.

  6. This is why i HATE ung mga nagpaLIVE n mga pageant experts KUNO kagabi and parang mga kung sinong mga binigyan ng kapangyarihan para iQUESTION ung pagkapanalo nitong apat n winners na ito.

    Siya ung coming from behind na alam mong iba ung impact ng QandA. hindi naman siya ung tipong nagtagalog lang and nagsabi about PUNO and then title na eh.

    kaya ako naaasar dun sa mga nagpuyat kagabi after ng pageant para lang sabihing dapat iba ung mga nanalo…

    dun dapat ipasok ung tanung ni BOY ABUNDA.
    It is OK n sumama loob nung mga pageant vloggers na MALI-MALI HULA n ndi nanalo mga BET nila… natural n reaction un.
    pero it is not OK anymore n kasi ndi k OK sa mga choices ng judges kaya ididiscredit mo ung mga nanalo.

    Having said that… this whole BB. PILIPINAS 2021 coronation night… napakagaan panoorin.

    • Sa totoo lang kinopya ni BA yung question niya sa isang contestant sa AGT
      Google nyoAGT nightbirde audition

  7. She blew everyone away with her response that was spontaneous, sincere and had substance.

    If my memory serves me right, she is the 4th CDO girl to be crowned a Bb Pilipinas queen after Maribel Lopez 1982 Bb Universe, Eloisa Andanar 1989 Bb International and Pia Wurtzbach MUP 2015

    But despite the triumph of a dark horse, I still can’t get over how Boy Abunda ruined the chances of Miss Iloilo City with that confusing question. Was he tripping? Was it part of his plan to eclipse the poor girl’s moment by asking a question that would surely go viral for its nonsensical construction. Tito Boy, it’s a tension-filled moment already as the girls try to give a coherent answer.

    Give them a break! You didn’t even consider that they had to think on their feet and answer within a 30 second time frame.

    • Boy Abunda. Napakalaking kuning. Trying too hard to be smart. Pahamak ka talaga.

  8. Nakakainis ang gagagitang si gurl abunda. kung sya kaya tinanong ng ganun in 30 seconds ano kaya sinagot ng haliparot? sa pag iisip pa lang to discern kung ano tinutumbok ng tanong ubos na 1 minute.. sarap sabunutan ang hitad!!!!!

    • I agree sis. Hindi mo mawari at bakit ganon ang mga tanong niya. Anyway, si Tito Boy lang din naman ang nakakaalam ng intensiyon niya bakit ganon ang tanong. In the end, siya lang din naman ang magdadala niya. Pero hindi nakakatuwa ang ganoong mga tanungan na 30 secs lang ang ibibigay na sagot. Minsan kasi mahirap din yung laging may gustong patunayan. Hindi pa din ako makamove-on. Eksenadora kasi si bakla. Ayaw pakabog sa mga kandidata. Haha

      • Depende parin yan sa girl. Kung si Cindy yun si Cat or even Teresa Licaros sisiw lang ang question lalo na kung active listener at mabilis lang magisip.

      • @Diana Hayden answer the question in 30 seconds pag nabasa mo ang hamon ko. Baklang twoooohhh. Kung maka defend sa gagagitang gurl abundieta akala mo supersonic ang brain mag isip. Don’t me gurl!!!!

      • 😂 that would be easy to girls na trained na mabilis maisip. Well karen laurie is a flight attendant. I am not belittling her but smart woman like real smart girls like Cindy probably won’t work in that industry.

      • So ang mga flight attendant mediocre sa tingin mo @ Diana gagagita? Hindi kaya wala silang ibang choice kaya they opted to work sa airline industry? I know of some UP graduates working as flight attendants. Your condescending attitude sounds like you are the chimp with masyohong kiki. Your generalization proves you are as pea-brained as your mentor na chimpanzee. Or baka naman hindi ka natanggap as flight attendant kaya nanggigigupos ka sa inggit!!! Baklitang hitad!

      • Basta ang alam ko yung sinasabi mong UP graduates na nag flight attendant probably did not excel in their degrees. You rarely see a magna cum laude in Mathematics or MassCom or even Sociology to be a flight attendant. 🙄 🙄.

      • Inggiterang hitad na @Diana!!!!! Sinetch itech ka ba? Ano natapos mong degree para laitin ang mga iskolar ng bayan???? Calling @FlorTula. Aling Florera sabunutan mo ang gagagitang si Diana nang matauhan!!!

  9. Probably one of the most well constructed answers in a long time… However the last statement about comforting the afflicted and afflict the comfortable for me was more impactful because she ran out of time and yet kept on going.

    This is a proof that yes, Q&A may not matter much but it could rattle everything if done right. For her to “surpass” Maureen Montagne was already an accomplishment.

    I had a feeling that BPCI were ready to swap the MI and Globe crown between Maureen and Hannah to appease the MG Director who was present. Hannah, luckily outshone Maureen in terms of giving judges everything to make their decisions easier.

    I am not really sure a lot of people were into Maureen as the MI. I never see her fitting that crown tbh despite the desperate effort to fit her in that proverbial mold and some aggressive campaigning by the Titas…hihihihih

  10. From all the girls na magko-compete internationally, eto ang inaasahan kong mag-uuwi ng corona! Wala to sa radar ko or kahit na pa sa 90% ng mga pageant fans and yet bumulusok ang bilat ng walang kamalay-malay ang madla pati sa mga co-candidates niya! And kung ganito ang style nito internationally, masusungkit nito ang 2nd Miss Intercontinental crown ng Filipinas!

  11. ‘Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable’ is a Bible passage, pala.

    One down. Three more – Tempra, Guipetacio, and (presumably) Falconer – to go!

    Incidentally, the only from Mindanao to prevail. Felizarta, Ticaro, Tan, and Parrenas all tanked. At kung ‘di pa sa fan vote… Hhhmmp… 😦

    Am very hopeful the Mindanao contingent at Earth will penetrate the Elemental Court this year!

    Uncle Norman, only Dannah Joy is representing Mindanao at MWP atm? 🙂

  12. am not a beauty expert, just a loyal pageant fan, and honestly, am not really “troubled” with her veneers, but since a lot of commenters find those veneers hideous , then maybe some improvements really need to be done.. Cindy Obenita entered the pageant as an underdog, and from all comments made here at Norman’s blog prior to the BbP July 11 finals, she’s not in the radar of most, but of course she delivered when it mattered most.. in the scheme of things, it’s always good and happy news when the underdog prevails.. as our dear blogger said, she “did her job, and slayed the Q&A bigtime..” While others showed nerves while answering, she was cool and collected.. talagang kalma lang.. she only showed nerves when she won, because it was unexpected.. veneers or no veneers, CHEERS to the #NewBeautiful and #NewBinibini… 😊

    • You’re concerned about her veneers.
      Am more concerned about MCinco’s nose.

  13. Cinderella nga talaga.
    Last dumating sa party (top 13)
    Umabot sa dulo na di inaasahan ng karamihan at natalo ang mas magaganda.
    Bb #12
    Alas dose kinorohan
    Prinsesa na naging reyna

  14. Tito Norman, pakibulungan ang handlers nya na bawasan ang oversized veneers nya. Pag sa amin manggaling, sasabihin na bashing agad. Hindi ba pwedeng concerned lang.

  15. Sana naman magawaan pa ng paraan yung veneers ni Cindy bago ang next edition ng MIC. Congratulations Cindy!!! Go go go for the 2nd MIC crown!!! ❤❤❤

  16. Congratulation to Cindy.

    However,

    However,

    However.

    This is how NOT to have veneers. Her teeth are so huge and fake looking. Please zoom in and be frightened.

    For the love of everything good and beautiful, please stop this sorcery! I am starting to wonder if there is come cottage industry (for boobs, teeth, hair extension enhancement) in Philippine pageantry – – and if someone is making a lot of money from these girls while making them look scary and laughable. I am all for enhancement, but restrain please.

    World Peace.

    • Parang sa CDO lang sya nagpaveneers. Ganyang na ngipin nya application palang eh. Sa Davao may magaling na doctor for veneers. Client sina ticaro and ahmed. They look natural.

    • Yes dear, it is a business after all. These camps probably have affiliated clinics that provide these awful services…

      I agree, they need to tone it down with these enhancements…

      • Dr Fabular is the dentist from Davao. Look at his work. He is US educated kaya maganda at pulido ang gawa. He mostly sponsor candidates from Davao Region/Mindanao

  17. If Miss Universe title were still the highest placement girls would battle it out on, I bet Cinderella would be the Carla Balingit 2.0.

    Cinderella was not in everyone’s radar from the get-go, but fate had her last night to emerge the victor. As soon as she finished answering the question, my winning list was rumbled.

    I just hope that Cinderella considers refining her look before she competes internationally. Like what everybody observes, her veneers are screaming.

    That’s all.

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