A screencap of the news item by Ruel Mendoza that quoted Melanie Marquez as giving the full vote of confidence to her niece, Binibini 34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez (standing, 2nd from right) with the other past Bb. Pikipinas titleholders during the Press Presentation
Melanie (middle) with Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis (left) and Joyce Burton-Titular
To have Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez as aunt is like possessing a double-edged sword of sorts. And Binibini 34 Teresita Ssen ‘Winwyn
‘ Marquez must be feeling the jacked-up pressure. True, with a blood relative of an ally like what she has, publicity is something she will quite never run out of.
But when the older one was quoted as saying that “Sure winner na si WinWyn!” (WinWyn is already a sure winner!), the pronouncement is enough to send a string of not-so-strong-but-still-felt shock waves to pageant fans, followers and even the other candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2015.
Binibini 34 Teresita 'Winwyn' Marquez
Some will take it as just an attention-grabbing one-liner of Melanie to keep her niece’s level of confidence up. At the same time, though, it can also be interpreted by others as stating the hard-to-ignore obvious or pulling weight the kind of way that could leave levels of discomforts high among the hardworking handlers and cheering squads of Winwyn’s opponents.
All things being equal, Binibini 34 can climb up the ladder on her own merits. And she is already considered one of the contenders before this.
But at the end of the day, it cannot be denied that her all-celebrity trifecta (aunt Melanie, mother Alma Moreno and father Joey Marquez) will do whatever they can to help their beloved Winwyn get an advantage. 😉