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The Philippines has placed in the semis several times in the history of the Japan-based ant. In the 10 years between andtwo Filipinas have prevailed to win the iconic Miss International crown. The Philippines is home to six Miss Internationals five of them, representatives crowned by Binibining Pilipinaswith the most recent being model and actress Kylie Versozawho won the crown in
A sparkling stage and a towering list of expectations, beauty ant contestants are no stranger to competition.
All that work and fight for a sash and crown, symbols of success to any aspiring Filipina beauty queen. The definition of beauty has changed repeatedly, from corsets to lip gloss to threaded brows—the interpretation of beauty shifts as quick as fashion trends fade. It leaves us at a loss at what counts as true beauty and considering our long history of colonization, what we think of as Pinay beauty has, of course, changed as well.
We sat down with a Binibining Pilipinas finalist for what it really means to stand out as a representative from a country with a truly diverse population. The grueling journey to the top is rife with challenges.
Training camps to learn proper posture and catwalks, studying and dissecting ant questions, unleashing their inner beauty and confidence—every detail polished and perfected by aspiring beauty queens. Determined to succeed, these women stand tall on platforms that put them under the scrutiny of the public, riding the waves of harsh judgment that come with the title.
Moved with the passion to empower others and to use her voice so that the unheard can be heard, courageous women like Lacap march on stage wearing five-inch heels, their best smiles, and steeled nerves, with the intent of showing what inner beauty is.
With the moment immortalized and captured by hundreds of cameras from every angle, the audience remains oblivious to the true question. Pearl jewelry, traditional indigenous clothing, and even skin tattoos—the beauty standards of old gave way to the image of Maria Claraesque women of the Spanish-Filipino elite, and until now they are still changing. Although, the penchant for Western features remain.
Colonizers came one after the other, adding bits and pieces of their culture to the local Filipino identity. As the dilemma of having contestants with Eurocentric features for Binibining Pilipinas presents itself, beauty is at crossro.
Or maybe it is both, and neither? While the question remains unanswered as to whether or not these women are accurate representations of the current definition of Pinay beauty, the speculation does not stop hundreds of aspiring beauty queens from trying. As the stage stairs are climbed, the entire space of the elevated platform is filled, and the different countries are represented, similar nationwide competitions like Binibining Pilipinas no longer becomes a competitive exhibition of facial features and physique, but rather a challenging showcase of the radiant spirit and soul the candidate brings with her onstage.
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Up on the platform The grueling journey to the top is rife with challenges. Under the tiara While the question remains unanswered as to whether or not these women are accurate representations of the current definition of Pinay beauty, the speculation does not stop hundreds of aspiring beauty queens from trying.
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