The Miss International website is clearly stating that all information regarding Vietnam as this year’s host country is unfounded. It could only mean that Japan is still likely to be the (default) organizer of the 2013 edition if no official announcement is made on where the pageant will be traveling to. Rumors floated in recent months that the Philippines was being considered, but the wild talks died down after awhile. Some people are saying that the presence of ICA (International Culture Association) Head Hirofumi Hashimoto during the finals of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 hinted on the possibility. But then again, it was only because of the national pageant’s 50th Anniversary that he agreed to judge the finals.
Nothing is clear so far. Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Santiago will have to wait a little more. 😉
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago from the eyes of Raymond Saldana.
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
Oh, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rose bud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
~ John Boyle O’Reilly 1844-1890
Was Bea Rose Santiago personally handpicked by Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Judge Hirofumi Hashimoto (Miss Beauty Congress President/
International Cultural Association Chairman) for Miss International 2013?
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Santiago is like a Rose in full bloom. And how apt that her name contains the flower she is being compared to.
After nailing the 2nd-highest crown in Bb. Pilipinas 2013, she is now setting her sights at insuring a successful stint in Miss International 2013 later in the year. Of course, even before the time comes to pack for her assignment, she needs to go full blast with training in all aspects of competition. The good thing is that she already experienced participation in the international level. At this point, she has learned from whatever shortcomings she may have committed in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012 (where she reached the Top 10).
I’m positive that Bea will more than make up for the mere Top 15 placement of her Kagandahang Flores camp sister Nicole Schmitz in Okinawa last year. 😉