I am back in here in Cebu but part of my mind is still in Araneta Coliseum. I loved my Binibining Pilipinas 2014 experience and I enjoy reliving every minute of it. One of the questions that my Cebu-based friends asked me when I arrived last Monday was if I am happy with the result and if I am happy with Kris Tiffany Janson‘s Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental win. If you remember, Kris was my favorite for the Miss Universe Philippines title.
MJ Lastimosa – Miss Universe Philippines 2014
First (and let me clear about this), I am very happy and contented with the results of the pageant. I am very happy for Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa. She was my ultimate favorite in 2011 and 2012. And when I heard the host announced her name, I couldn’t stop myself from shouting and jumping! MJ will forever be an inspiration to me 🙂 I can’t wait to start covering her Miss Universe 2014 experience.
On Kris’ Intercontinental title…
Kris Janson was my ultimate bet for the crown so it was only normal that I felt bad that she got a different title. However, I must admit that MJ’s win made everything a little bit easier to accept:) After giving it some thought, I realized that it was a very “wise” decision for BPCI to award her the Intercontinental title.
From the onset of the competition, I really felt that it was not a matter of “Crown or None” situation for Kris but more of a “which crown”. Since she was not considered for the Universe title, what was left for her were the International, Supranational, Tourism & Intercontinental titles. I would not want her to win the Tourism title. I feel that sending a candidate to a pageant where there are two host delegates is just non-sense. I actually don’t understand why we keep on sending delegates to the pageant.
From the three titles left, I would not want Kris to represent us in International & Supranational. Not that I am not confident with Kris’ performance but it is normally an “uphill” fight if we are aiming for a back-to-back victory. A back-to-back win is something that never happened in the 50+ years history of Miss International. I am also not confident that Miss Supranational will award a back-to-back victory at this early stages of the pageant’s existence.
This leaves us with Intercontinental title for Kris! I say that this is the best title for Kris not just because of the reasons I gave above, but also because we need a very strong candidate in order to establish our name. This is a historic placement for Kris as she is the first Binibini to win the Intercontinental title. If in case she will be successful and will win the crown, she will be the first Filipina to do so.
So dear fans of Kris Janson, let us get up and get over the disappointment. Let us start preparing for Miss Intercontinental 2014 and express our support for Kris!