Cindy Abundabar – another Aces & Queen trainee joining the fray this year.
Cindy Miranda is not the only one with that first name in the same A&Q beauty camp. There’s another Cindy in the group and she’s an Abundabar. This Bicolana
from the town of Goa was 2nd Runner-Up of Miss Bicolandia 2010 and a graduate of Naga City’s Universidad de Sta. Isabel.
The 5’8″ head-turner with a very cheerful set of eyes is not taking Bb. Pilipinas 2013 lightly. Most of Her ‘camp sisters’ may have already gotten significant headstart in terms of public awareness and anticipation, but she’s now up and about with her planned conquest of the national pageant. Give it up for Cindy A.! 🙂
Refreshingly perky and winsome, this Cindy Abundabar!
Remember Linda Backlund? She’s the half-Filipina, half-Swedish Bicolana who made some splash on reality TV when she joined Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition back in 2008. She wasn’t successful in that one. Neither was she given by ABS-CBN the grooming for stardom (the breaks went to Ejay Falcon and Robi Domingo instead).
Two years later, she enlisted for the Miss Bicolandia competition and was well on her way to topping the same, until she mangled her Q&A during the finals. She finished fifth (or 4th Runner-Up) to the disappointment of all her supporters.
Now at 20, Linda should be ready to conquer the pageant scene once again. Her handlers must have seen the potentials and buckled her down to intensive training…..I hope. The baby fats are now gone. The plus-size profile is now reduced to a more svelte figure in her 5’9″ frame. There’s only one more thing I’m concerned with – her communication skills. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she received extra polishing in this regard. Because if all bases are meticulously covered, she’ll be more than ready to step up to the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 plate and wow us all.
How about you, dear readers? How do you size up Linda Backlund? 🙂
(Photo credit: Jerome Sajise)
(L-R) 3rd Runner Up No. 7 Joana Angelica Romero (Naga), 2nd Runner Up No. 8 Cindy Abundabar (Goa), Ms. Bicolandia 2010 Ms. Catherine Dominique Lagrimas (Iriga), 1st Runner Up No. 14 Princess Arnillos (Nabua) and 4th Runner Up No. 11 Linda Backland (Iriga)
The Final 2: Princess Arnillos (L) and Catherine Dominique Lagrimas waiting for the announcement of the winner. Catherine eventually won and was crowned Miss Bicolandia 2010. (Photo credit: Jayson Ballesteros)
Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj - and an alumna of the regional tilt - was given a tribute during the Miss Bicolandia 2010 finals.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😉