There’s nothing new about ladies joining and re-joining beauty contests. In fact, such attempts display their fierce determination to win and represent the country in international competitions. What makes joining Miss World-Philippines 2011 (MWP2011) a bit unique is the fact that the pageant’s franchise was just recently-booted from the roster of Binibining Pilipinas titles and previous joiners of the latter had to give up something (loyalty, for one) in the process.
Such is the case of two lovelies who have decided to jump ship and screen for MWP2011 last weekend.
Martha Chloe McCully was a favorite to figure out well in Binibining Pilipinas 2011. But such was not the case after the dust settled and the actual winners crowned. The former ABS-CBN talent (she was a member of Pilipinas Deal or No Deal’s 26K) thought better than to get stuck with the network and wait for next year or 2013 to try her luck in the same beauty contest.
And then there’s Helen Nicolette Henson who placed 2nd Runner-Up to Venus Raj in Binibining Pilipinas 2010. Having made it to the Top 5, she was asked to sign an 18-month contract with BPCI. And since there is an overlapping of dates between the expiration of the same and the scheduled screenings for Miss World Philippines 2011, she had no choice but to resign her post. Besides, she is more identified with GMA-7 (having co-hosted Party Pilipinas in the past) which has exclusivity to the new contest.
I don’t blame the two. They are both gorgeous and competitive. And since beauty queen wannabes have shorter expiration dates, they have to take advantage of the opportunity. Chloe just turned 24 (ceiling age for Miss World) and Nicolette will turn 23 later this year.
All I can say is….”Go, Girls!” 😉