Model-turned-comedienne Wilma Doesnt said that she strongly believes reigning Bb. Pilipinas-World Czarina Gatbonton should answer in Filipino and get an interpreter for the Q&A portion of the Miss World pageant, in an interview after the Elite Fashion Show last night, October 7, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
The Miss World pageant will be held in Sanya, People's Republic of China, on October 30.
"Well, parang siguro sa akin, she should get an interpreter. Kailangan niya ng interpreter," Wilma said.
Wilma explained that Czarina isn't confident yet about speaking in English, that's why it would be better if she answers the question in Filipino. "Hindi siya masyadong confident when it comes to expressing herself in English. So, yun lang yung medyo kinakabahan ako sa kanya."
However, the model and one of this year's trainers for the Philippines' bets for the three prestigious beauty pageants said that Czarina has all the traits that could make her snag the title. "Si Czarina, parang ang laging description ko kay Czarina, she's a beautiful Filipina. Makakalusot 'yon, 'wag lang nerbiyosin.
"Yung edge niya, one, is the color. Kasi yung kulay niya yung kulay ng tunay na Pilipina dala-dala niya. And then, she's a really beautiful Filipina─may dimple, maganda ang ngipin, maganda ang mata," Wilma said of Philippines' bet for this year's Ms. World beauty pageant.
She added, "She's beautiful. Kayang-kaya niya yun. Kaya lang yung pagka-fluent niya sa English parang kulang pa 'yon."
Wilma related that she has voiced out this suggestion to her co-trainers and to Czarina, as well. "Yes, I told her [Czarina] that. Kaya nga siya yung sumagot ng Tagalog, e. Kaya nga tumakbo ako nung nalaman kong kasama siya sa Top Ten [sa Bb. Pilipinas pageant].
"'Answer in Tagalog! Answer in Tagalog!'" Wilma related how she excitedly coached Czarina during the local beauty pageant's question and answer portion last March.
"But she has a good heart. Mabait talaga siya by nature. Meron siyang faith. Siguro naman sa mataimtim na dasal, masisilat niya yung title," the morena model said.
TIPS FOR VENUS RAJ. Wilma also trained Ms. Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj for the Ms. Universe pageant. Wilma stressed the importance of self-confidence in beauty pageants. "I always told them, yung self-confidence, lagi kong sinasabi. Yung self confidence, di ko kayang ituro sa kanila yun, kasi natre-train yun.
Wilma also shared one thing she asked Venus to do, which the beauty queen followed, "Kung mapapansin mo si Venus sa Ms. Universe, lahat ng mga contestants ang lalaki ng mga kamay pero siya always, always, I keep on reminding them na, to keep their fingers together cause it's softer.
"At saka mas malambot, mas babae yung dating. Kaya nung nakapila sila lahat ng mga Amerikana, mga Mexicana, ang titigas ng kamay 'tapos si Venus Raj naka-fingers together. Alam niya yun," Wilma recalled.
KONTRABIDA DREAM. On the boob-tube, Wilma is always seen as a perky comedienne, but she revealed to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she dreams of playing a kontrabida.
"It's my dream. Gusto ko talagang maging kontrabida. Kasi, like with my height, with my features... Feeling ko effective akong kontrabida." Wilma said.
Has she received offers to play villain?
After a pause, Wilma said, "Hindi pa nga, e. Kasi feeling nila nakakatuwa ako."
Though, Wilma enjoys being on TV, she stressed that modeling and being on the runway will always be her passion. "Runway, passion ko talaga ito. Madami ako natututunan dito, e. Modeling is always my passion. Nasa puso ko talaga siya.
Wilma disclosed that it is in modeling that she feels she can take on different personalities, as compared to her roles in TV where she feels that there are certain restrictions. "Kasi in modeling, I can be anybody na gusto ko maging, na i-portray kung ano yung suot na damit.
"Unlike in TV, feeling ko limited lang ako kasi I'm a comedienne, I'm a comedy actress. So, parang nali-limit lang yung knowledge ko about acting into that steoreotype," Wilma said.
"Pero, okey naman, roles din iyan," she acknowledged.
GOING TV5 EXCLUSIVE. With the Philippine Fashion Week Fall Summer collection that occupies most of Wilma's time, for now she only gets to join TV5's noontime show PO5.
Is she considering then to sign exclusively with TV5?
"Oo naman, bakit hindi. Magaling sila mag-alaga, e," Wilma smiled.