It was quite by chance that I dropped by the Empire Studios last Friday and saw Christelle Abello filing her application for Miss Universe Philippines 2020. I almost didn’t recognize her at first. My recollection of her participation during Miss World Philippines 2015 was no longer as vivid, aside from the fact that she lost weight ever since.
This 25 year-old full-blooded Pinay graduated with a Communications degree from the California State University at San Marcos. Her parents hail from Kalibo, Aklan and Silang, Cavite, but she has been residing the longest in Makati City.
It’s so easy to warm up to Christelle (no wonder she was voted the friendliest during MWP2015). She has this social ease that makes her initiate engaging conversations and sustain anyone’s interest because she can be just as attentive as a listener. I can tell the sincerity in her ways, and that should work to her advantage once her personal cause/s and the advocacy-driven activities of the competition are set in motion.
By the way, she is the second entry of #TheCamp after Bella Ysmael.