Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry found herself in a highly unique position after winning last Sunday night.
For starters, she won the crown that automatically gave her the right to represent the Philippines in Miss Intercontinental 2015, the same competition she participated in (and where she made Top 10) back in 2010 as a Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholder. What could make the scenario extra interesting (in an iffy kind of way) is if the organizers of the Europe-hosted pageant will approve her candidacy which should make her the only country delegate ever who will take part in the same tilt in two separate years.
Sounds weird and useless, if you ask me. And my hunch is not about to lean towards the above. So what could be the options for the beautiful 25 year-old Fil-American?
1) Switch competitions with Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 Rogelie Catacutan. Not the most appetizing result in my books, but it would be the quickest resolution. After all, I see both Supra and IC as equals despite Christi’s title looking like the slightly more prestigious one based on seniority of existence in the global beauty stage.
2) Allow Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis to represent us in Miss Intercontinental 2015 instead. This is a relatively more complicated process to choose because it could effectively force BPCI to fast-track the third option which is something that has been taking them too long to finalize.
3) Get a new pageant franchise for Christi Lynn to compete in. This is tricky in the sense that the international contest should be worth the weight of the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental title or close to it. For now, there’s not much to choose from in terms of a solidly-built reputation. Some would suggest The Miss Globe 2015 scheduled to happen in Ontario, Canada come October or the Reinado Internacional del Cafe 2016 which is always hosted by Manizales in Colombia every January. Regardless of which, the choice will definitely be a lower-tiered contest.As what fellow pageant blogger Joyce Ann Burton-Titular stated in her site, it will all be sorted out by BPCI sooner or later.
Let’s just wait and see what will happen next. 😉