A screenshot of the news report made by Robert Requintina of Manila Bulletin for Tempo
Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2014/15 Glennifer Perido during her arrival from KL (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
Now it can be told. In consonance with the news item Robert R. Requintina published in Tempo, Miss Tourism International 2014/15 2nd Runner-up and Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2014/15 Glennifer Perido experienced pageant bullying from some of the candidates during the competition. It was said that there were ladies (no longer identified
) who reminded her that chances of winning/placing are practically nil because the Philippines has already won the title twice in a row. The same individuals also kept their watchful eye on our bet and would always snoop around on how she would dress up for certain events (perhaps to avoid being out-spotlighted
Glen didn’t let these things affect her performance. She sought comfort in the arms of her roommate and good friend Becci Lau of Hong Kong who was always by her side when it mattered most.
Anyways, her eventual placement in the Top 5 was already a vindication. She may not have inherited the crown from Angeli Dione Gomez, but was able to prove her detractors wrong.
All water under the bridge now. Glen got the last giggle. 😉
Tonight is the night for Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido.
Judgment night for Glennifer. Miss Tourism International 2014/15 will be elected in less than 15 hours from now. Based from feedbacks I have gotten from Kuala Lumpur, it appears that she is one of the favorites. But there lies the catch. She’s “one of the favorites” and not “the top favorite” to win. Gut-feel is telling me that the Thai rep, Warangkanang ‘Ploy’ Wutthayakorn, is going to be the one to beat during the finals. The momentum is on her side, and it certainly helps that Mr. Nawatt Itsaragrisil is around to make his presence felt. But to tell you the truth, even without him in attendance, the Thai lass is definitely a contender. I wouldn’t feel too bad for Glennifer if she ends up landing a runner-up title to Ploy.
All I want is for our Queen to make a more than respectable placement. Back-to-back-to-back wins are very very very rare, and still elusive to earn. If she does, then international pageant history will be made. Not that I am belittling the Miss Asia ATV contest where China has almost always been declared the winner. But Miss Tourism International is more prestigious and participated in.
Win or not, Glennifer, I know that you gave it your absolute best! 😀
Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido (2nd from left) with the candidates of Hong Kong, Serbia and Bosnia
It’s already a given that when a candidate participates in the Kuala Lumpur edition of Miss Tourism International, she should be ready to give up spending Christmas with loved ones. After all, the coronation night is always scheduled on New Year’s Eve and pre-pageant activities eat up two weeks prior.
In the case of Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido, she has already readied herself for enjoying the 25th of December with her fellow candidates. Anyways, she can look forward to having her family members and friends around during the December 31 finals. She is duty-bound as Mutya ng Pilipinas and the representative of the Philippines. And she is more concentrated on her mission, save for a string of online greetings to everyone.
Merry Christmas, Glen! 😉
Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido (1st from left) in her National Costume (by Eric delos Santos) for Miss Tourism International 2014/15.
Glennifer (2nd from left, first row) with the other ladies on their way to Langkawi.
There has never been a more opportune moment for Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido to bask in her natural glow than now. In the ongoing pre-pageant activities for Miss Tourism International 2014/15, our representative has always projected her best (and most beautiful
) self. And only a totally unmindful observer will overlook her presence, if I may add.
Now, if you or your friends and relatives plan on spending New Year’s Eve in the Malaysian capital, then watching the finals live (and adding up to the audience cheer support of Glennifer) should be an added treat. Aside from the dinner and the show, the countdown should make it all more celebratory regardless of the results of the competition. Refer to the image below for details.
If you will be in Kuala Lumpur on New Year’s Eve, you can watch the finals and celebrate the fireworks to welcome 2015 as well. Refer to the details above.
Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido (2nd row, 1st from left) with the other candidates during their tour of KL
Taking a groupie inside the bus
You can definitely trace the happiness in the face of Miss Philippines Glennifer Perido as she started her quest to represent the country in Miss Tourism International 2014/15 and hopefully make a strong presence to spice up her way to a dream-filled back-to-back-to-back victory in the competition.
At the moment, the candidates are doing daily tours and sponsor visits in Kuala Lumpur. The toughest parts of the pre-pageant are still to come. But our bet is always up on her toes and ready to shine when the situations calls for her to do so.
Glennifer was one of three candidates who won an iPhone 6 Plus from one of the sponsors.
Just keep the energy – and the ever-so-lovely impact – to the max, Glennifer. You’re doing good so far. 😉