The last time a beautiful lass from my hometown of Hagonoy, Bulacan stepped up to the national stage of pageantry was during 2014 and 2016 when Jeslyn Santos took part in both editions of Bb. Pilipinas. But it was outside this competition where she would achieve international fame. Iniially with Miss World Peace In Hingkong and more successfully, Miss United Continents in Ecuador where she became the first Filipina to win that crown for the country.
In 2018, another potential winner is representing Hagonoy, Bulacan and she has more than bragging rights for being the tallest Binibini this year at 5’11”. She is the reigning Binibining Bulacan Anjame Santos Magbitang, 20, who is a truly beautiful and exotic stunner who could either spoil things up for the early favorites or take the loving interest of the BPCI people and be groomed for something that she richly deserves.
I asked Anjame about her thoughts on being a 2018 Binibini:
“Beauty contests give women of different cultures and ethnicities all over the world the opportunity to showcase not just their beauty, personality and potentials but also their intelligence in local, national and international settings. Binibining Pilipinas serves as a training ground for women like me to gain courage and introduce meaningful advocacies. And if given a chance to win one of the crowns, I would use it as a symbol of faith and hope that a girl like me can be a beauty queen on my own merits. If I put all of my heart into something that I want, them the universe will surely conspire in my favor, as a famous quote goes.
A beauty pageant is a celebration of beauty, unity and camaraderie. I have very supportive parents who have always been there for me as not all the girls who join are supported by their family. And most of all, I have a child-like faith that God will walk me through the path of becoming one of the queens. I have prepared for this and I believe that I am equipped with all that it takes to be a Binibining Pilipinas winner.”
Your thoughts on Anjame, dear readers?