Maja Salvador’s advice to sister Jessie in joining Binibining Pilipinas: ‘Wag kang panghinaan ng loob’
Much as Jessie Salvador is close to her sister Maja Salvador, she is slowly moving away from the shadow of her more popular sibling and is starting to carve a niche of her own in beauty pageantry.
Jessie said that joining the Binibining Pilipinas pageant is a step towards “conquering [her] fear,” especially with the helpful advice of her the award-winning actress who she calls “Ate”.
In an interview uploaded by pageant vlogger Hey Adam G on his YouTube channel, Jessie fondly recalled her Ate Maja’s advice, saying that the latter was one of the people who convinced her to try out for the pageant.
“Actually, isa siya sa mga nag-push sa akin na mag-join ng pageant kasi sa height and iba daw ‘yung ganda [ko]. Siguro, ang advice lang ni Ate sa akin is basta wag kang panghinaan ng loob kasi lahat naman nadadaan sa training, sa pag-aaral ng lahat ng bagay, and maniwala ka lang sa sarili mo na kaya mo,” she shared.
(Actually, she was one of the people who pushed me to join the pageant because of my height and how she said my beauty is different. Perhaps, the advice of my sister is to not get discouraged because everything can be improved through training and studying, as well as believing in yourself that you can do it.)
The Binibining Pilipinas candidate also shared that she joined the pageant to build up her self-confidence.
“[Sumali ako] to build my confidence and magkaroon ako ng achievements pa in life,” she said. “Para [rin] mas lumawak pa ‘yung mga makikilala natin and gusto ko mag-try and mag-explore pa ng ibang bagay.”
(I joined the pageant to build my confidence and have more achievements in life. I also want to expand my connections and explore other things.)
Jessie, who’s under the Aces & Queens pageant camp, revealed that she chose to try her luck in pageantry in Binibining Pilipinas because it is more “connected with the people.”
“More on personal kasi [ang Binibining Pilipinas] eh. Mas connected siya with the people. ‘Yung mga ibang pageant naman like [Miss Universe Philippines], hindi ko pa siya kakayanin since I’m starting pa lang na pumasok sa pageant industry,” she added.
(Binibining Pilipinas is more personal, and it’s more connected with the people. Other pageants like Miss Universe Philippines, I can’t see myself joining yet since I’m starting out in the pageant industry.)
Jessie is among the 40 hopefuls selected by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) to make it through its final screening, as revealed on the Binibining Pilipinas’ official Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 6.
According to the BPCI, she will be representing the province of Aklan in the pageant.
Raymond Villanueva, a BPCI executive committee member recently declined to reveal how many titles will be given out in the upcoming 59th edition of the pageant, as of this writing. EDV
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