In a perfect world, beauty knows no boundaries. But we don’t live in one. There will always be varying parameters as to how different sets of people define an attractive face and body.
Here we have three Filipinas who fill up three categories – a mestiza, a morena and a very statuesque albeit relatively simple looking in-between.
Let me try to briefly assess their individual strengths going into the final phase of Bb. Pilipinas 2013 screenings….
What does one possess that the other two could fall short of?
Pia: On top of a starstruck-inducing presence, a substantial showbiz background that should make it easy for her to enjoy and embrace all the attention, day in and day out. Also, it will help reinforce a patience-tested disposition.
Charmaine: An over-all accessible appeal, capped by a face that knows no (or the littlest of) bad angles. She epitomizes “beautiful” in the global sense.
Anna: A pair of legs that stretches forever. And this is one advantage that will neither be naturally negotiable nor achievable for a relatively short candidate. 5’11 3/4″ is a far cry from 5’7″!
What are the international potentials of each one of them? And in which pageant does one have better chances of winning or placing in?
Pia: Flexible. She can be confidently fielded in both Miss Universe or Miss International. But then again, MUO has shown preference for Asian-looking Asians rather than Caucasian-mixed Asians of late.
Charmaine: Very Flexible. She has the uniquely telegenic (and photogenic) look MUO would go nuts over plus the Precious Lara Quigaman-vibe the Japanese wouldn’t think twice of centering their attention on.
Anna: Strong for Miss Universe, not-so-strong for Miss International. Despite her smashing height, the MI beauty congress may not be fully charmed by the edgier facial features. On the other hand, MUO could have a more positive penchant for her type – far from having a perfect face, but projecting fierce/queenly walk and aura that should never fail to impress.
How are their personalities and/or answering skills?
Pia: Obviously, she has been the most publicly visible among the three. She knows how to do public relations from a celebrity’s point of view. And she treats personal encounters with such a relaxed and down-to-earth attitude that first-time acquaintances will never feel ill at ease whenever she’s around. I can’t make final conclusions on her Q&A talents, but if constant exposure to the limelight and countless trainings/workshops are any indication, she should be able to manage and charm her way to the heart of the judges.
Charmaine: No proof yet on how she will exhibit grace under pressure, except perhaps quick testimonials from those who personally know her. I can’t answer as well if she can clearly connect during personal interviews. In a way, knowing that she’s a Dean’s Lister can add brownie points in her favor. But one person I trust is her mentor Rodgil Flores who must already have exerted extra effort in insuring that his ward/s (especially this one) are equally trained in this regard. It’s just a matter of time before we can get to see her in speech and in motion.
Anna: I don’t want to make any pre-conclusions that she can articulate her views quite well just because she studied in a DLSU-affiliated college (CSB). That would be a pale argument. However, the girl is hoped to possess a fair share of inborn smarts and acquired English communication to carry her through standard public conversations. She doesn’t come off as either shy or showy. And I heard that she is the only focus of training of a well-meaninged relative who is polishing her pluses for the pageant. That should count for some favorable results.
So summing it all up, I guess Charmaine has a slight advantage over Pia and Anna. However, such can be wiped out in the event that the Aces & Queens top bet and the indie mover prove that they have just as much to offer when the going gets tough.
At this point, let me end by posing an interesting Q…
On top of your own perceived skills and abilities and if you have the power to take over the personality and whole being of any one among Pia, Charmaine and Anna, who would you pick and why? 🙂