An update on MTQI's Facebook just hours ago
Parul is ready! (Photo credit: Melvin Sia)
Good news to all fans and supporters of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah. It’s looking more and more clear that Miss Tourism Queen International 2014 will push through in Guiyang, China.
The pre-launch promotional tours in the host city have already started with former winners arriving and their Chinese counterparts visiting several parts of Guiyang.
Will this mean that Parul should start planning her wardrobe for the competition and get a crash course on Chinese language and etiquettes very soon? I certainly certainly hope so!
Our girl is ready whenever they are! 🙂
How far will Parul shine bright in her Tourism mission?
My whole life has been a perpetual state of dreaming to be a beauty queen while in service to people. And when it finally came true, I couldn’t help but think of how much blessed I am for the invaluable support and love you guys showed me since Day 1 of my journey. You who genuinely care for me gives me the drive to go for this dream. To my mentors, I owe it to you for sticking around and believing in me that I always have the worth of a daughter to you. To my family and real friends, whom sometimes I haven’t spoken to yet I can never live without – thank you for loving me unconditionally. To my supporters and fans, you are all a huge part of where I am today and where I will be. This crown is for you. Thank you everyone.
– Parul Shah
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
When Parul Shah was crowned Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014, it was like the culmination of a two-edition search for the recognition that she has promised her family to achieve in the pageant. And while the title is not the most exciting among the five titles at stake, the mere fact that she has solid proof brings to a close the results of her hard-earned efforts. For now, that is.
The Fil-Indian stunner from Pangasinan is in deep anticipation that Miss Tourism Queen International 2014 will push through so that her reign will be highlighted by the chance to go abroad and wear the Philippine sash and hopefully become the country’s 2nd winner of the same.
Same here, Parul. We are all hoping that you won’t trek the Katrina Dimaranan route and instead, show to everyone that you can be a force to reckon with when pitted against delegates from other countries. You can be the brightly-lit lantern (a play of words on the name) that will beam with pride and success.
Best of luck, Binibining Pilipinas! 😉
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda for Creme Silk
Let’s be honest.
Among the four titles to be won, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism is the honor our forty (40) Binibinis are least bit excited about winning. Not that the eventual winner will turn down the crown once her name is announced as the recipient. It’s just a matter of excitement and anticipation for something better and more concrete in international participation.
We all know the unpredictability of Miss Tourism Queen International’s commitment to hold an annual pageant nowadays. Cindy is actually lucky that her reign coincided with the commitment of the Chinese city of Xianning to host last year’s edition, unlike 2012’s Katrina Dimaranan who was left out in the cold like a hot bowl of clam chowder that went from tasty to spoiled.
My hope is that the Chinese organizers of MTQI will not hedge on holding the 2014 competition. There is nothing worse than looking forward to representing one’s country and suddenly realizing that there won’t be a contest to join after all.
So, dear readers, is the Bb. Pilipinas Tourism title a blessing or (kind of offensive-sounding) a disguised curse? Please do tell.