Bb. Pilipinas winner asked: What is solution to China row?


Posted at Apr 03 2014 02:36 AM | Updated as of Apr 03 2014 11:49 PM

Bianca Guidotti (in blue) is crowned by Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago during the Binibining Pilipinas finals night last Sunday. Photo by Fernando Sepe Jr. for

Bianca Guidotti confident of winning Miss International

MANILA - Bianca Guidotti, who took home one of five crowns early this week at the Binibining Pilipinas pageant, faced another round of question-and-answer Wednesday during her live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight."

The Binibing Pilipinas-International winner was quizzed by co-host Boy Abunda what she thinks is the solution to the ongoing dispute between the Philippines and China.

"I think that always start with diplomacy talaga, sincere diplomacy -- the type of talk that not trying to forward each other's interest, but really trying to compromise," said the 24-year-old, who graduated with a degree in European Studies from Ateneo de Manila University.

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Guidotti will compete later this year in the Miss International pageant, where the reigning titleholder is fellow Filipina Bea Rose Santiago.

Asked whether she feels pressured to win the international crown, following the success of her predecessor, Guidotti said, "Definitely, but I really want to do it."

"I want to bring home the crown again, and I'm confident that I can, because the people who trained Bea are the same people who are going to train me," she said, referring to the Jonas Gaffud-led Aces & Queens.

"And this time, I'm going to have a reigning Miss International to be there and give me advice," Guidotti added.

The beauty queen was also asked to pick among getting P1 billion, having a boyfriend, or winning the Miss International crown. Easily, she went for the last option.

"Because I think that would bring more good to more people. I think we need it," she said. "We had a very tough year, and just being able to win this for the Philippines will make a lot of people happy. That's why I want it."