Pusong Pinoy bets get pageant tips


Beauty titlists Peachy Quitugua and Palanga Taimanao met with the 13 candidates of the United Filipino Organization’s Miss Pusong Pinoy 2017 pageant last Wednesday and got some tips on how to do well.

In particular, Quitugua, who holds this year’s Miss Marianas title, and Taimanao, who is Miss Teen Marianas, gave tips on how to approach the question-and-answer portion of the competition.

“Don’t make the answer something that you feel everyone else wants to hear. Make sure your answer is honest and true to your belief,” said Quitugua.

She shared her experience getting ready for the Miss International pageant. “I was told by Miss Earth Guam Sarah Filush that the best way to practice the question-and-answer portion is to always talk to myself. While I am driving, while in front of the mirror, I always ask myself random questions and speak as though I am in the pageant.”

Taimanao said she was shy and had a very soft voice before competing in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant. “I was taught to always speak from the diaphragm. It helps to make you sound louder, but not as if you are screaming.”

UFO event coordinator Ernie Molina trained Quitugua for the Miss International pageant. She said he taught her how to walk properly.

Pusong Pinoy candidate Chloe Salvosa felt the same way. “I would not know how to properly walk if it weren’t for Ernie. Now I walk naturally with so much confidence,” said Salvosa.

Molina arranged the meeting so that the girls can hear first-hand what being a beauty queen is like. Molina said, “This Pusong Pinoy pageant can be their stepping stone to bigger pageants. They can be the next ones to wear the Miss Marianas or Miss Teen Marianas crown.”

The winner of Miss Pusong Pinoy will be the ambassador of UFO.

Demalynn S. Pagarao

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