In the grand scheme of things, whether another contestant is a good friend is not really that significant. This is a beauty competition after all, and survival is more geared towards a “to-each-her-own” disposition. But on the outer layer (or reasonably beneath superficial ties) of relationships, having true allies gives plus points in terms of moral and emotional support.
In the raging battle for Miss World Philippines 2014, five (5) of the eleven Kagandahang Flores entries – Lorraine Kendrickson, Gazini Ganados, Rachel Peters, Alexa Kirby and Kristine Estoque – have forged ties that unite their front in achieving the target. I’d like to think that they will be more than happy if one of them will end up #1.
And nobody will be extra proud and overjoyed more than their mentor, Rodgil Flores, should that happen. 😉