I can’t recall the last time (if any) where a Bb. Pilipinas Official Candidate had previously represented the country in an international beauty competition being currently offered as possible national title (or pageant assignment for one of the runners-up if you will). A precedent would have been set two decades back had the Mutya ng Pilipinas-World winners of 1990 (Antonette Ballesteros) or 1991 (Gemith Gemparo) taken part in Bb. Pilipinas 1992 or 1993. That didn’t happen, though.
And so, Lourenz Grace Remetillo, Miss Supranational Philippines 2011 and Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Official Candidate #21, is looking at the curious chance of becoming 1st Runner-Up and possibly representing the country once more in the Central Europe-based contest she joined and lost in Plock, Poland. Of course, with the strong line-up, I have justified reservations if she will indeed place in the Top 5. But I don’t want to rub that in and prematurely rob her of equal opportunity.
But just for argument’s sake and Ms. Remetillo ends up showing Grace under pressure and gets ranked for Supranational purposes, methinks she will have the delicadeza to beg off and give the other runner-up the right to participate in Miss Supranational 2013. And the Madame won’t even lift a finger to intercept. 😉