Yesterday, I had an intimate lunch at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Podium with Binibini Shanon Tampon and her co-handlers – power couple Paul Izon Reyes and Jam Aquino of ProMedia and UltraLife. The purpose of the meeting was to give the Caloocan beauty some extra coaching and a firmer mindset as the homestretch of Binibining Pilipinas 2021 approaches.
You see, the lockin of the candidates will start on Monday, July 5 – a week-long stay at Novotel Manila Araneta City in view of the rehearsals and final assessments of the 34 Binibinis before the winners are crowned on July 11. And during this period, it is a must to maintain the proper disposition. Winning is the objective, but desperation is never an option. There needs to be a wholistic focus on the entire challenge. And this lady has really gone to great lengths in transforming herself into a potential winner. She may not be figuring out consistently in the early predictions of different pageant sites. But after the Swimsuit Presentation, she received encouraging feedbacks that gave her the positive momentum to keep on fighting.I personally feel that Shanon could be a dark horse who can rise when you least expect it. Her immediate goal is make the Top 12, from where she will give her best to finish in the upper tier of the dozen. Rumors are floating that – aside from the four titles at stake – a 5th surprise crown is likely to be revealed on Grand Coronation Night. I really hope so. This is such a strong batch of Binibinis to choose winners from.
In the meantime, watch my short one-on-one with Binibini 6 whose second name is Jumaylh – which means “joyful smile”.