Fresh from her victory, Miss Intercontinental 2014 2nd runner-up Kris Janson met the local press at the homecoming party prepared by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BCPI) on December 11.
“We love you all. Thank you for all your prayers and support,” she began.
Joining her at the Balay Function Room of the Expo Filipino in Quezon City was Miss Supranational 2014 Top 20 placer Yvette Santiago, who beamed, “I’m lucky that I’ve been very blessed. Not everyone, not every Filipino will be given this chance.”
The two ladies were welcomed by their fellow Bb. Pilipinas queens—Bb. Pilipinas 2014 2nd runner-up Hannah Sison, Bb. Pilipinas 2014 1st Runner-up Laura Lehmann, Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah, and Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa—with BPCPI Chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta leading the pack.
So far, Janson’s second runner-up finish is the highest spot that has been achieved by this year’s batch of Binibinis who competed in the international pageants.
The Cebuana beauty considers her victory an early gift for her birthday on December 21.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) then asked, "Does she still have any birthday wish?"
“Honestly, I just want happiness, enough strength for me to be able to do whatever I need to do, and something that will make my mom happy and proud,” she said.
Janson will be celebrating Christmas in Cebu.
“It’s just being with the family. That’s how we always celebrate Christmas. We celebrate it together,” Kris added.
For her official duties, she and her fellow Binibinis are spearheading the Queens Give Back charity program, and supporting the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya plus other outreach events benefitting the calamity victims.
Thankful for her blessings, the beauty queen’s only wish for Filipinos is "for them to realize what they have is enough, and to be satisfied with what they have.”
That said, Janson was very satisfied with her performance in the Miss Intercontinental pageant held in Magdelburg, Germany last December 4 (December 5 in Manila). Miss Thailand bagged the crown, while Miss Cuba placed 1st runner-up.
In the 43-year history of Miss Intercontinental, Janson’s feat, who was also adjudged as Miss Photogenic, is so far the best finish (and the first under the Binibining Pilipinas flagship) for the Philippines.
Last year, Philippine bet Koreen Medina brought home the 3rd runner-up sash.