I know that some of you have been waiting for Binibini 3 to be featured as an Official Candidate of Bb. Pilipinas 2017, so here she is! The schedules these past few days were nothing short of taxing for the ladies – endless photoshoots, video interview tapings and fulfillment of all requirements. Gladly, this vet from Northern Samar found time a couple of hours back for this feature.
Straight from the beauty herself:
“I’m Maria Gail Devora Tobes, 22 years old from Northern Samar. I am the 6th of seven (7) siblings, and our names all have the initial “G”. I always use my middle name because when I was a child, I envied my classmates who had long names hahaha 😂. Now, I just want to acknowledge both of my parents with my achievements. And that’s why I always give emphasis to their surnames.
I am a career-driven and determined person, such that I always try not to stop with failures, even if I have to do something all over again. I am a Licensed Veterinarian who graduated Cum Laude at the University of Eastern Philippines. I started joining beauty pageants when I was 17, and was crowned Ms. Northern Samar 2012. Recently, I bequeathed my Ms. National SCUAA crown, hoping to have “another one” – a bigger title hopefully.
I want to share that I was the last one to be called for the Top 40. Do you know how that felt for me? I was literally shaking, knowing that I’m the last Aces & Queens girl that hasn’t been called up yet and its just one last spot left. I was even afraid to turn my head and see who the other girls are, waiting and hoping to have that spot. There was a side telling me that I am the one who’s in, but I can’t deny that I did try in that moment to force myself to accept that chances were 50/50. My remaining competitors were all strong and beautiful women. My mind kept praying and asking “What am i gonna do??? Please God let me in! I really dont know what im gonna do and feel after, if I won’t make it!” I kept repeating “Please! Please! Please!”. And then after a long minute of suspense…taaadaaaa!!! “Binibini #14 MARIA GAIL DEVORA TOBES!” It felt like I already won that time. I was at the center with everyone applauding.”
There is something delightfully quirky about Maria Gail Tobes. She has this personality that is quite endearing because of the unique encounters in her life and the way she sees things through a mix of rose-and-grey colored lenses. And it is that quality that could work to her advantage at this point. I’m not sure how far up the ladder yet. But I can feel that she will shine on her own merits.
courtesy of Beauty Pageant Updates
Care to share your impressions of Binibini 3, dear readers? 🙂