Below are photos from the oath-taking ceremony of Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Atty Patch Magtanong as a Lawyer at the PICC Plenary Hall in Pasay City. She was accompanied by her beloved family members to the event.
Thanks to Alexa Villano of Rappler for these shots.
Once more, big congratulations to you Attorney!
Tomorrow, June 13, Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong will be taking her oath as Lawyer at the Supreme Court. This will complete her 1-2 punch of significant achievements all throughout the national competition when she first passed the Bar Examinations last May 3 and then became the successor of Miss International 2018 1st Runner-Up Ahtisa Manalo last Sunday.
Patch has come a long way from the very first time that she was scouted for pageantry. She already laid her plans then – finish law school first, review and then take the bar exams before plunging into full-time training for Bb. Pilipinas. It wasn’t an easy transformation for someone like her who is more at ease with the predominantly intellectual demands of becoming a Lawyer than the required overhaul of her dressing style, learning how to do her own makeup, adjusting the way she would speak in public and walking on heels like a future Beauty Queen.
But she hurdled all of that. And now, Patch is ready to commit the next 18 months of her life as Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 who is gearing up for the mission of winning the country’s 7th Miss International crown.
Patch is ready to start with the new chapter. Once the oath-taking is over and done with, she will buckle up for intensive training as a national titleholder. And gradually learn Nihongo (日本語) in time for the 59th Miss International in Tokyo, Japan this coming November 12.
My #Infinity8 for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019
Much has been said and discussed about the updated age limit of the Miss International Beauty Pageant. So just to put the nagging questions to rest, I took the liberty of chatting with someone from the inside of the Japan-based organization who confirmed with me that – indeed – they have upped the requirement to 27 years old. But there is a condition. The representative should have turned 27 on or before November 12, 2019. So anyone who is currently 27 and turning 28 by that date (like Aya Abesamis whose birthday falls right smack on November 12
) cannot be considered anymore.
Let’s go now to my #Infinity8 for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019. Bear in mind that a beautiful face is given extra premium because this is an established niche of the international competition:
Jessica Marasigan of Malabon
Martina Turner Diaz of Muntinlupa
Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu
Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna
Bea Patricia Magtanong of Bataan
Hannah Arnold of Masbate
Emma Tiglao of Pampanga
Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental
With Gazini Ganados and Emma Tiglao out of the way in my Final Predictions by now, I am left with six (6) Binibinis for consideration. Now this one requires no weird science to predict. There is a clamor for Hannah Arnold to win this crown if she can’t get Miss Universe Philippines. In my heart, she is considered a strong contender here. And I won’t fall off my swivel chair if she ends up being the successor of Ahtisa Manalo.
But in my head, this honor is the perfect fit for Vickie Rushton. Her face and aura scream Miss International without sweat. And I have it in good authority as well that she is one of the few (I won’t name the other two anymore) being eyed by Miss International in their wish-list. If she ends up being Bb. Pilipinas International, then it will be like a ringless three-point shot in basketball – smooth and sweet.
Hence, my final answer is Vickie Marie Rushton of Negros Occidental!
Vickie Rushton is normannorman.com’s final choice for Bb. Pilipinas International 2019