Another trio of underdogs get their feature today. And they are all from Kagandahang Flores once more.
Anna Carmina Antonio. From the time the OCs were announced, this lady hasn’t really had the chance to take the spotlight and show the online fans that she is one competitive fighter. But during last Saturday’s Talent Show, she fairly stood out with her magician act that differed from the usual song, dance and song/dance routines presented by the majority. 3-5 minutes of fame just won’t cut it, though. She needs to do better than to pull magic tricks out of her sleeve. And a big chunk of the other ladies are already progressing steadily.
Amanda Navasero. At the onset, she made a bit of a splash when the 50 joiners were named. Her sweet face made its way to a number of early favorites among pageant followers. All of that, however, is almost a memory by now after the stronger (and more prepared) bets started stepping up to the plate. And it also doesn’t help that majority of her co-competitors come out taller in photos, making her look more petite all the time. At any rate, she still has the chance to spice up her bid if she consistently boosts her confidence and not be contented with always grouping herself up with the middling rest.
Christine Paula Bernasor. Her talent last weekend was a modern take on the folkloric Pandanggo sa Ilaw. I would give her an ‘A’ for effort. But I can’t seem to find any other reason to pull her out of the quicksand of an underdog tag. Her lights are flickering weak at this stage. Compared to Miss Scuba Philippines 2012 where she was almost always getting the thumbs up from the organizers and likers, she seems to be…..just there. And I mean it when I say that I want all 50 candidates fighting tooth and nail for the crowns available. Let’s see what flashes she can still deliver in the next few weeks.
In summary, Amanda has the edge over Carmina and Paula. She has the best chance of exceeding her personal expectations among the three. But for how long, I really wouldn’t know. 😉