One of the bright-eyed beautiful ladies who will file for Bb. Pilipinas 2020 today is Shaira Marie Rona, a 21 year-old stunner who was born and raised in Pampanga.
Shaira is currently living in Mandaluyong City where she took her Bachelor degree in Human Resource Development Management at the Rizal Technological University. She graduated with Latin Honor and was also one of the top 30 Outstanding Human Resource students of the Philippines last 2018.
This raven-haired beauty started her journey into pageantry back in 2016 when she from joined school pageants before crossing to national pageants. She was crowned Miss RTU 2016 and represented her school in Miss PASUC NCR where she took home the crown of Miss PASUC NCR 2016. After that, being she became the representative of National Capital Region in Miss PASUC NATIONAL. She was named 2nd Runner-Up here. She was also proclaimed Miss Mandaluyong 2018 and represented her city in Miss Millennial Philippines (watch video below). After that, she went for Miss Scuba Philippines 2018 and reached the Top 8 Finalists. Last year, she was in the Top 10 of Ambassadress of the World Philippines 2019.
Whew! That was quite a string of pageant participations in just a matter of four years. She has really polished herself in the game by now and is ready to conquer the bigger stage of Araneta Coliseum if she makes it as a Binibini for the 2020 edition.
Alannis Reign Binoya
You might remember her participation in previous editions of World’s Best Models – Philippines and Miss Mandaluyong. This young lady has truly leveled up since then. After graduating from José Rizal University with a degree in Tourism Management, she is now a Ground Stewardess with the country’s flag carrier – Philippine Airlines.
But let’s give the floor to Reign so she can briefly tell more about herself:
“I’m 22 years old and proudly representing Lian, Batangas. I started my affinity with beauty pageants at an early age and has never stopped since. All throughout college, I have represented JRU in school pageants and have managed to win a few crowns in the process.
It is my dream to be a beauty queen because I know that it will pave the way for my other goals to materialize.”
Watch out for this lovely Batangueña who I envision to be screening for the nationals with a touch of class and elegance.
Charmaine in her most relaxed state
It ain’t easy being Charmaine Elima.
Just consider the pot-boiling pressures this 20 year-old went through in the recently-concluded Bb. Pilipinas 2013 and you will agree that she had the weightiest block of expectations on her shoulders during finals night.
Almost everyone placed a bet on her (including this blogger). The few who didn’t keenly fixed their eyes on her every move, waiting for that one crucial moment that will spell disaster in her bid. And the unthinkable happened. Going into the Top 15, all ears awaited for the Q&A. With judge Gabby Lopez asking her a simple but tricky question on what should be kept in private amidst the techie-ridden world of social networking, she caved in to her nerves and dished out a reply that was anything but confident. ‘Personal intentions’ (to effortlessly win a crown) got in the way and the road just got rockier with every word she spoke. Victory turned into a slippery eel from that point.
As the reigning Miss Mandaluyong, Maine can fulfill her responsibilities as the city's ambassadress for now.
I could hazard a guess that Charmaine herself was no longer expecting a win after the answer she gave. Two things could be running in her head during the announcement of winners. Either the pressure is starting to ease off her back knowing that she is not going to get a crown anymore or the even bigger pressure has already started sinking in on how to face her family, friends and supporters without one.
One way or the other, I still salute this girl for keeping her head held high in the dying minutes of the fray. Being young and promising as she is, joining the same competition next year is something she should seriously consider. Otherwise, she can take stock of her limitless options for growth. Having earned her college degree Hotel & Restaurant Management with distinction, she can embark on a non-pageant career and use her charm/beauty to net a job that can invite more successful achievements in the near future.
After all the highs and lows of Bb. Pilipinas 2013, she deserves a restful break for now. Whatever Charmaine ends up doing, I sincerely wish her the best of luck. 😉