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I’m no soothsayer. But I, being her coach-cum-mentor for the Miss Cebu 2009 Search in which she won and knowing how competitive and fierce she is, have a hunch that our very own Kris Tiffany M. Janson of the Philippines, will bring home the Miss Intercontinental 2014 crown on Dec. 4, 2014, from Germany.

This photo was taken after the victory party for the Kagandahang Flores beauty camp girls who won three of the five highly coveted crowns during the 2014 Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, where Kris made history by being crowned as the first Binibining Pilipinas 2014 – Intercontinental.

Kris just arrived in Germany and, being the amiable girl that she is, our delegate is currently rubbing elbows more as friends than as competitors with more than seventy fabulous women from around the world. In the pageant’s “42 years of elegance and beauty,” no Filipina has ever won its crown.

If my memory serves me right, our highest placement would’ve been a second runner-up finish by one of the most articulate Filipina beauty queens, Maria Sovietskaya Bacud, at the Miss Intercontinental 1995 pageant which was also held in Germany. Last year, Koreen Medina placed third runner-up and was awarded as Queen of Asia & Oceania.

Will this be the year for the Philippines to wear her first Miss Intercontinental sash? Will Miss Intercontinental 2013 Ekaterina Plekhova of Russia relinquish her crown to our Kris Tiffany Janson of the Philippines? Kris’s current mentors (Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores, Dexter Alazas of A.D. Models, and Jonas Borces) would know better than I could easily say: “Hands down!”

Way to go, Kris! Let me leave a question or two in your inbox regarding your thoughts and feelings as the competition is ongoing and the pageant night is in the offing. As I know you’re in the thick of all that, take your time, dear. Thank you for giving us the confidence in you and in our country by being equipped with the essentials for a worthy Miss Intercontinental 2014.

ariel kris

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