Binibining Pilipinas-International Bianca Guidotti walks on stage during the evening gown portion of the pageant's finals night last Sunday. Photo by Fernando Sepe Jr. for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA - If given the chance, Binibining Pilipinas-International Bianca Guidotti would change her response in the question-and-answer portion of the pageant's coronation night last Sunday.
As one of the top 15 candidates, the 24-year-old beauty was asked how she would use her crown, should she win, to push for her advocacy.
Guidotti answered: "If I win a title, I would use my crown to influence people to adopt their own advocacies. I want people to be passionate about it—something that is really close to their heart. I will someday hopefully make an NGO of my own. Someday, hopefully, I will make an NGO of my own."
In a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Wednesday, Guidotti was quick to say "No" when asked by co-host Boy Abunda if she would answer the same if asked the pageant question again.
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"I wanted to to say so much pa!" she said.
The Ateneo de Manila University graduate explained that prior to joining Binibing Pilipinas, she was an active member of a non-profit organization called Community and Family Services International.
"We help those who are most vulnerable, affected by disaster, violence, persecution. I saw her firsthand how hard the people work there. As in, all the efforts [are] on the field talaga," she said.
Guidotti said she would have promoted the NGO in answering the pageant question, as she got to do in the closing minutes of her interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight."
The European Studies graduate will compete later this year in the Miss International competition, where the reigning titleholder is fellow Filipina Bea Rose Santiago.