Samantha Bernardo is on her third and final try in Bb. Pilipinas to get over the runner-up hump and prove herself crown-worthy enough to win a much-anticipated title so she can finally represent the country internationally. This Palaweña has done more than enough in her two previous attempts. And I personally believe that she could have managed a top podium finish last year. She may not be the best speaker among the Binibinis, but she can still carry her answers to completion and complete the entire puzzle that will make her a Queen. As I have mentioned in passing prior, she would have been a worthy representative to Miss Supranational 2019 had she not been pitted against Resham Saeed whose Q&A answer was scored more solidly by the judges.
This year, Sam is not without worthy adversaries. But I feel that she can mount her best game plan yet. Instead of overdoing all aspects in her preparations, she should come across as the more mature and reliable Binibini who can prove to be an asset for BPCI. And in this time when our favorite national beauty pageant needs the all-out support from everyone, having winners who will expertly protect and sustain the brand is a must.
This is where Sam (or Vickie Rushton for that matter) can fill in the void left by the departure of the Miss Universe Philippines title in the roster of crowns.
I am just as puzzled with the photo above. With no official statement from the organizers yet, I will not dare speculate.
UPDATE: I just got word that there might be a Press Conference from another national pageant next week. I reckon that an announcement will be made. Just do the math, folks.
Who would have thought that my dear Leren Mae Bautista would actually be the best-performer after all the winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2019 have completed their respective missions abroad? I know that she will do well in The Miss Globe 2019 and a 2nd Runner-Up finish was what she brought home to the Filipinos from Ulcinj, Montenegro. This may not fully make up for our higher expectations from the other international pageants of Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Intercontinental. But at the end of the year, we should still remain thankful that – except in Miss Grand International – we successfully placed in the rest:
Top 8 in Miss International 2019 (Patch Magtanong)
Top 20 in Miss Universe 2019 (Gazini Ganados)
Top 20 in Miss Intercontinental 2019 (Emma Tiglao)
Top 25 in Miss Supranational 2019 (Resham Saeed)
They still deserve our congratulations.
Now let us watch the full finals show of The Miss Globe 2019.
Congratulations to Anntonia Porsild of Thailand 🇹🇭 who won Miss Supranational 2019 in Poland hours earlier.
Yana Haenisch of Namibia and Jesica Fitriana of Indonesia finished in second and third places, with the ladies from Peru and Venezuela completing her runners-up in this order.
Miss Philippines Resham Saeed made Top 25.
Another big win for Thailand in international pageantry in 2019!