There is so much history in this photo. This is Aces & Queens‘ Class of 2013 in one of their training sessions prior to the biggest national pageants of the year.
We all know the story! Megan Young tried to screen for Binibining Pilipinas 2013 but was met with the possibility of being faced with disqualification case due to a Rogue Magazine shoot. She ended up joining Miss World Philippines 2013 and later that year, brought the very first Miss World crown to the Philippines. Pia Wurtzbach failed to win a Binibining Pilipinas crown, joined again the the following year to no luck BUT brought the 3rd Miss Universe crown to the country. Kylie Verzosa‘s first foray into Binibining Pilipinas came in 2015 but she only won a title on her 2016 attempt which ultimately gave her the 6th Miss International crown for the country.
I have nothing but great respect to the people behind A&Q for bringing out the best of our Filipina Queens. I might have some reservation towards Sir Jonas Gaffud because of his “alleged” not-so-ideal opinion towards Miss Earth (which is totally different from what I personally believe in), but I respect him for his dedication and hard work in bringing pride and joy to my country. Thank you Aces & Queens Team!