During last year’s edition of Miss Universe Philippines, she was one of the ladies considered to be potential spoilers for the crown. And indeed, she climbed until the Top 10 which meant being part of the shortlist the organization is eyeing for a possible win. Some pageant quarters even thought for a while that she may just be able to score a back-to-back win for Cebu City following the victory of Beatrice Luigi Gomez the year before.
Is Chantal Elise Schmidt ready for further transformation this 2023? This well-spoken Fil-German stunner from the Queen City of the South is likely to make a return to pageantry and fulfill the proverbial unfinished business of winning a crown. But a slice of the pageant fundamentalists may frown by asking what a professional model and host can offer to be considered part of the new breed of Filipinas for Miss Universe. Well, I say let’s cut her some slack for now. Gut-feel is telling me that she still has aces up her sleeve that still remain unappreciated. I know that she has it in her to deliver.
Watch out for Chantal soon!