Ena, Jehza and Karen for Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018?
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental isn’t exactly the crowd-pleaser of a crown compared to the other titles being handed out in the nationals. Perhaps, the 1st Runner-Up placement of Katarina Rodriguez last January is still fresh in the memory of Filipino pageant fans and how we all felt “cheated” in a way for not getting the title that our bet rightfully deserved. Or collectively as well, the pageant doesn’t get a resounding round of applause from us because the organizers have always been giving us runner-up placements at best, but never a #1 finish.
Be that as it may, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental is still up for grabs, and it is possible that the three Binibinis below are being queued for the honor of succeeding Katja:
#Binibini23 Ena Louis Velasco gets mixed reactions from almost every corner. It’s either they don’t like the over-all look and appeal she gives out, or the fact that being a Medical Doctor is giving her the kind of advantage that no other candidate can come forward with. And getting into the good grace of BPCI in the process. In fairness to this Bacolod lass-by-way-of-Cebu, she is competing with marked consistency in person. While this may not translate to what you are looking for in photos, then we will all know on March 18 if her diligent efforts will not be put to waste.
#Binibini31 Jehza Mae Huelar is on her 3rd and final try for a crown. Some observers are noting that she gets into that intermittent lackluster mode from time to time. But don’t get her wrong. She is dead-set in making her curtain call in the nationals her best one yet.
And then there is Karen Gallman, another comeback beauty. She with the face that reminds you of a couple of Hollywood actresses. And she doesn’t stop at just having the advantage of having gorgeousness written all over her external facade. Her height may be middling, but she goes full steam ahead in other departments. Just like Jehza, it’s title or bust in this – her second wind in BBP.
So where do you stand among the three? Team Ena, Team Jehza or Team Karen?
I already introduced you to Binibini 23 Dr. Ena Louis Velasco even before she was selected as one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates. So for this entry, I asked this beautiful Cebuana a couple of questions which she readily answered to your blogger. Here goes:
Why is it important for you to be chosen as Binibini and hopefully become one of the 2018 Queens?
“Being a Binibini at this point in time is already another achievement unlocked. To win one of the titles this year will be priceless. I’ve always dreamt of joining Binibining Pilipinas and be crowned to represent our country one day, like the rest of the 39 other hopefuls. But what really motivated me to join and pursue this dream was my Nanay. Before she passed away last year, her last wish was to see me up the stage as a Binibini. It’s not an obligation. rather, it gave me the drive to pursue my dream.”
Honestly, does your being a Medical Doctor give you the significant edge in the competition?
“Being a Doctor of Medicine is definitely an edge. Credential-wise it is an edge. It’s rare for doctors to be joining pageants knowing the hectic schedule in the hospital. But as the saying goes, “if there’s a will, there’s a way”, so here I am. With regards to the advocacy, it is of great advantage for me since my profession is already my advocacy. This is the perfect platform for me to walk the talk in promoting maternal, newborn and child health awareness and accessibility in far flung areas of our country.”
Someone whispered to my ear that your Binibini 23 was one of the few who really caught the fancy (and unanimous nod) of the panel during the Final Screening at Kia Theater last week. If she can sustain the positive impression she left on Madame SMA and her allies, then we could be looking at one of the potential winners come March 18.
Here are KF Cebu’s bets for Bb. Pilipinas 2018:
Eva Patalinjug – the former Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholder who is now dead-set on nailing another national crown that will allow her to compete abroad;
Doc Ena Louis Velasco – the Doctor of Medicine who plans to use the national platform in furthering her causes for health and wellness.
They are also part of the #KF2018 beauties
Remember the first official #KF2018 beauty I blogged about just shortly before New Year? Well, here are three (3) BTS shots from her latest swimsuit pictorial held in Cebu.
Doc Ena Louis Velasco is ready for the Binibini challenge!
And KF Cebu is really preparing her to the max.
As promised to me by Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores, I introduce you to the first of the #KF2018 ladies which the beauty camp will field for screening in next month’s start of Bb. Pilipinas.
Here we have a beauty from Bacolod who pursued and finished her Medical Studies in Cebu. And for starters, she is a Doctor of Medicine who works as Post-Graduate Intern at the Adventist Medical Center Manila.
Dear readers, meet Doc Ena.
Ena Louis L. Velasco
Vital Stats: 33-25-36 /5’9″
Highest Educational Attainment: Doctor of Medicine
Occupation: Post Graduate Intern at Adventist Medical Center Manila
Masskara Queen 2012
Miss Southwestern University 2014
Miss Mandaue 2015
How I describe myself:
I am a strong and independent woman who knows what I want in life yet humble enough to acknowledge my flaws and weaknesses with an open mind for improvement.
Why should I be the next binibining Pilipinas?
It has been my dream to help and serve others, be a holistic advocate of health far and wide specially in the far-flung areas where health seems to be neglected, and I believe that Binibining Pilipinas will be the best platform to promote that advocacy.
And also by carrying the title Binibining Pilipinas, I will try my best to be an extension of God’s hands in bringing not just healing but hope in the lives of my fellow Filipinos I touch.
I come from a simple family of five and the eldest of three children. We were raised by our grandparents during the time our parents were working abroad. We lost 11 years of our time to bond with our parents in exchange for a good future. At a very young age our grandmother, who nurtured us with love and equipped us with good morals, made us understand the reason why our parents had to leave and that was to secure our future, our education and I’m very thankful for my parents and my grandparents as well. Such experience has made me into who I am today, a vital part of my persona.
What is your greatest achievement?
By far, fulfilling my dream of becoming a doctor is one. Not because of the degree alone but by being one, I am able to find my purpose in serving others. The joy in my heart overflows whenever I see my patient’s condition improve. Most especially when they remember you for the good that you have done.