Back in 2010, an 18 year-old pageant newbie named Mariella Castillo signed up for and became an Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas 2010. It was a positive experience for the young lass that saw her making it to the Top 15 alongside eventual titleholders Venus Raj, Krista Kleiner, Czarina Gatbonton and company. Fresh from her participation in the same, she was handpicked by the local franchise holders of Miss Global Teen to represent the Philippines in Mato Grosso do Sul the very same year. She was named Queen Teen of Asia & Oceania in the said competition. It was such a significant twin set of exposures that gave her the supposed national and international experience, with meritable placements to boot.
And then Mariella went low-profile thereafter to focus on studies when she studied Fashion Design at the College of Saint Benilde. Some work stints followed afterwards. But when the pageant bug started acting up once more, my sources are saying that she will return to Bb. Pilipinas 2016 – fiercer and more polished. Let’s see what Mariella can offer now as a 24 year-old fighter. My expectations have doubled, so to speak.
Watch out for her! 😉