Manila, Philippines – The candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2020 took a day off from their usual pre-pageant activities on March 4, 2020 to bond with children in a fun-filled experience at the Art in Island Museum, Quezon City.
Binibining Pilipinas partnered with Operation Smile Philippines in providing the this year’s candidates an opportunity to bring smiles to select children who underwent cleft lip and palate repair surgeries.
The girls spent the morning touring the kids in larger-than-life 3D artworks. Awe and excitement filled the faces of the children as they were joined by the Binibinis in a free museum tour. Everyone gamely snapped photos and wandered at the interactive picture-worthy displays of the museum.
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017 Katarina Rodriguez is really a kid at heart. During yesterday afternoon’s Charity Visit at Sta. Ana Hospital for Operation Smile Philippines, she literally unleashed her inner child the minute she started playing and bonding with the little girl patient who warmed up to her instantly. And as you can see in the captured video below, she totally enjoyed the previous few hours spent with the little ones.
I have always sized up Katja as a person who continues to enjoy the simple things in life. She may have been exposed to the glitz and glam of modeling plus the pedestaled life of a Beauty Queen, but she still remains a girl, uninterrupted. The weight of a national crown on top of her head may be more demanding than what she has initially signed up for, but she is settling down into the role just fine. Maybe not too quickly as we all expect, but she is definitely getting there. 🙂
Earlier in the day, my coverage partner Joy Arguil caught up with the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens – Rachel Peters, Mariel de Leon, Chanel Olive Thomas, Elizabeth Clenci, Katarina Rodriguez and Nelda Ibe – during the Charity Visit at the Sta. Ana Hospital where they took time off from their busy schedules to bond with the kid patients of Operation Smile Philippines – one of the main beneficiaries of BPCI.
It was a very heartwarming encounter between the ladies and the small ones as the latter looked up to them as big sisters of sorts who took care of them even if just for a couple of hours. Here are more delightful photos from the activity which will precede their very important visit to the wounded soldiers in Marawi City soon.
Earlier, the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 trooped to Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila for a charity visit in association with Operation Smile Philippines. normannorman.com was the only media partner present in the activity and we now bring you photos from the event as taken by my partner Joy Arguil.
The Binibinis really had so much fun the entire time they bonded with the kid patients.