Bb. Pilipinas 2008 – Janina San Miguel

One of the most exciting part of beauty pageants that people want to see is the Question and Answer portion. And last night’s Bb. Pilipinas 2008 Beauty Pageant was filled with excitement and fun as well. People love to talk about when someone committed a mistake (is it really a mistake?), especially in the case of Ms. Janina San Miguel. Janina, a 17-year old Mass Communication student from the University of the East “stands out” last night in the Q & A portion of the pageant.

Here’s Janina’s Q&A portion:

Paolo Bediones: Janina, how are you?
Janina San Miguel: Fine.

Paolo Bediones: Alright, so you won two of the major awards – Best in Long Gown, Best in Swimsuit, do you feel any pressure right now?
Janina San Miguel: No, I don’t feel any pressure right now.

Paolo Bediones: Confident! Alright! Please choose a name of the judge.
Paolo Bediones: We have Miss Vivian Tan.

Vivian Tan: Good Evening.
Janina San Miguel: Good Evening.

Vivian Tan: The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Binibining Pilipinas?
Janina San Miguel: Well, my family’s role for me is so important becoz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s …. very… Haha .… Oh I’m so sorry, uhmm …. My pamily .… My pamily .… Oh my god …. Ok, I’m so sorry .… I .… I told you that I’m so confident .… Eto, uhhmm, Wait .… Hahahahaha, uhmmm, Sorry guys becoz this was really my first pageant ever becoz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the tough 10. Hmmm, so .… but I said that my family es the most important persons in my life. Thank you.

Here’s the video and watch it:

Janina hailed as the Bb. Pilipinas 2008 World and won the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Read more at Jessie’s article of Bb. Pilipinas 2008 Beauty Pageant.

So age does really matter? Being 17 years old is no excuse at all. We know several winners of the pageant who possessed the traits of a perfect beauty queen. Beauty and brains. Other candidates speak English well, but how many of them who got the title? So what if they speak in Filipino? So what if they bring their own translator like Venezuela, China and Japan. One problem i noticed in last night’s contest, candidates didn’t answer well the questions. They just keep on repeating the questions. I don’t know why the Bb. Pilipinas 2008 organizers didn’t even carefully screen all the candidates before stepping on the big stage. The over-all pageant from the production up to the candidates was a big dismay. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed while waiting for Janina’s competition in Ms. World 2008. Who knows?

Speaking of women, don’t you know it’s International Woman’s Day yesterday? So I am taking this opportunity to thank all the women in my life.

And to all women out there please visit iWoman Blog by Doc Joy Barredo.

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