I guess you guys already know that I was once a "beauty queen". :p I'm not really the type who'll join pageants (or any other competitions, actually), but that time, someone had to represent the College of Tourism for the university-wide pageant and our student council chose me. I can still clearly recall my reaction when I got their message; all nervous, surprised, excited, scared and pressured (oh diba kaguley!). Even if I wasn't really ready yet, I had to make a choice. The CTHTIM community gave their full trust to me, and I can't afford to fail them. And although I almost died with the hardcore preparations (bonggang training, diet, rehearsals, etc.) sobrang sulit naman, and I can say that it was one of the BEST decisions I have ever made. ♥
Throwback tayo in this post, hehe:
So why am I talking about pageants all of a sudden? Just recently, I've heard about this unique reality game show airing on Studio 23 (every Saturday, from 10:30AM-11:30AM) called "Gusto Kong Maging Beauty Queen". This show is changing the way how a beauty queen is thought to be. It will serve as a vehicle of women empowerment.
Contestants Air, Alora and Budek
An inspirational reality search, beauty makeover, and beauty pageant all rolled into one, GKMBQ aims to find that one extraordinary Filipina who embodies traits worthy of being crowned a "beauty queen". The show is hosted by Angel Jacob. Resident judge and mentor are Ms. World 2011 1st Princess Gwendolyn Ruais, and A-list producer Mike Carandang of America's Next Top Model.
Contestants Darlene, Gillien and Japo
Eleven finalists have been chosen to compete. This year's batch was chosen via go-sees, online applications and provincial audition. Their ages range from 19 to 33 and have very colorful backgrounds.
Ms. Charo Soriano of Samsara Entertainment Productions, Inc. (show producer) revealed that one candidate is lesbian; one has psoriasis; another has alopecia. They also have a performer, a battered wife, a rocker and a former wild child. The viewers will surely relate and learn from the experiences of each of the finalists.
Contestants Karen, Kat and Pammy
Finalists will go thru various positive transformations on Physical Appearance, Personality Development, Image Enhancement, Career Development, and Goal Setting.
Contestants Racquel and Shai
GKMBQ does not conform to the stereotypical appearance of a person but basically sympathizes with the person's perception of her complete persona. The management believes that beauty already exist in each one of us; we just need to draw it out. There's more to beauty queens than what is normally portrayed in pageants.
Totally love their advocacy! I'm surely watching this show!! Let's all stay tuned on Studio 23! xx