I made the mistake of allowing myself to be swayed into joining the screening for Mrs. Globe Philippines. A few blogging friends of mine convinced me and I eventually said yes. I thought to myself, "what do I have to lose?"
Around 3 weeks ago, we finally had the screening for Mrs. Globe Philippines. I felt that I came prepared mentally but definitely not physically for though I was all made up and had the right outfits, I also had 10 food reviews in the weeks that lead to the screening day.
It was a sight to see. Moms and wives of all shapes and sizes came. Some of them on time, others with no care for the time and when I say no care, some of them were more than 2 hours late. To be honest, I felt that they should not have been allowed because it shows disregard and lack of discipline. Do we really want a beauty queen Mom who doesn't have a penchant for time?
Anyway, I was pretty happy that most of those who dared to join were quite pretty. Of course there were the resident "simply confident" girls and there really is nothing wrong with that. Hello, I joined and I'm the size of a baby butanding. Haha.
Many of the girls were very friendly. Some of them were first timers while others were beauty pageant veterans. I felt happy that I was able to put some them at ease with my never ending talk and reminding them that this was just a pageant. It wasn't anything life shattering.
It was nerve wracking though. Being judged solely on looks and partially your brain and charms can be quite daunting. I know for a fact that I wasn't pageant ready.
First was the casual wear, then the interview, and finally, the swimwear. Yes, there was a swimwear portion which I know killed my chances of getting in haha.
Still, it was an experience. Would I do it again? I honestly do not know. Did I enjoy? Yes I did and I'm grateful to have met some of these ladies. The others, they can just go back to where they came from. :)
To the ladies who qualified, good luck and I hope you make a difference in this world. :)