Showbiz Central (SC) conducted a mini question-and-answer portion with the three Binibining Pilipinas 2008 titleholders—Bb. Pilipinas-International Patricia Fernandez, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Jennifer Barientos, and the controversial Bb. Pilipinas-World Janinna San Miguel—yesterday, March 16.
SC co-host Raymond Gutierrez, who noticed that the three winners were not exactly as poised as they look, urged the three stunningly beautiful women to just relax. "Hindi ito Araneta Coliseum, so dapat mas relaxed kayo," Raymond joked.
First up was Patricia Fernandez. The question was: Would you consider undergoing cosmetic surgery para ma-enhance ang iyong physical assets? Why or why not?
Patricia immediately answered, "As of now, I would try going first to the gym to enhance what I have because I really love my body and I believe that it's the initial thing you have to do...so you really have to accept yourself first."
The audience applauded Patricia's well-thought answer.
Next in line was Jennifer Barientos. Raymond's question for her was: "Where would you draw the line when it comes to your privacy?"
"When it comes to our privacy," Jennifer began, "we only answer questions from the media that concerns the Binibining Pilipinas. Aside from this thing, hindi na kami nagbibigay ng private information unless may go-signal by Miss Araneta and BPCI [Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc.]."
"So medyo private din ang personal lives n'yo, e, ang love life mo, kamusta?" Raymond followed.
"Wala kasi akong boyfriend," Jennifer answered.
JANINA, THE YOUTUBE PHENOMENON. Saving the best for last, Raymond called Janina San Miguel, turned famous by her Q&A blunder during the pageant and, oddly enough, made her a winner. Her question was familiar: "Anong role ng isang beauty queen in today's society?"
As if she were expecting this question, Janina instantly answered in rapid Tagalog: "Siguro po kami yung magandang ehemplo ng bawat Pilipino ngayong darating na taon. So, kagaya po noon, mangunguna po kami sa mga charities, at saka sa mga orphanages, at saka sa mga daycare centers. Yun po."
Polite applause followed as Janina smiled to the audience. Raymond was all praise for Janina, saying, "Janina, I admire you for the way you're handling the situation you're in right now, galingan mo sa Miss World."
Patricia will be competing this year in Japan or China for Miss International while Jennifer revealed that at the end of July, she will be competing in Vietnam for the Miss Universe pageant. Janina will represent the Philippines in Ukraine for the Miss World title.